Founded almost 26 years ago, Aquaterro is today one of Australia’s largest providers of operational, tactical and safety equipment to government, military and commercial end users.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by the company’s founder and CEO, Graeme Bulte, to share the journey of Aquaterro from its humble beginnings in commercial fishing to a trusted supplier for the country’s defence force, federal law enforcement, and border protection agencies.
Bulte reflects on the need for greater resilience in Australia’s own supply chain, reveals how he balances current contracts with investing into the future of the business, and provides some tips for other SMEs starting out in defence.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
Episode 214: PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems
Episode 213: INSIGHT: Lessons on national security from a career in diplomacy – Dave Sharma MP
Episode 211: PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
Episode 210: PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
Episode 209: PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Episode 208: INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
Episode 207: PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology