Leading cloud IT specialists,PrimeQ announced plans in June 2017 to consolidate its global headquarters in Adelaide and create 72 new highly-skilled jobs in South Australia.

As the only business in Australia and New Zealand to focus solely on Oracle Cloud business solutions and services, PrimeQ sells, implements and supports Oracle enterprise software, via the cloud and provides long-term annuity protection for its customers.

PrimeQ will invest $2.24 million in South Australia to set up:

  • a 24/7 global technical support facility to provide around-the-clock support for its increasingly diverse international customer base
  • a new software innovation hub for its cloud and Oracle developers to generate intellectual property and software solutions for its customers
  • a graduate program in partnership with universities and TAFE, providing pathways for South Australian IT graduates to train and build successful careers.

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies has calculated that the value of the project’s GSP in its first 10 years would be $69.2 million.

The expansion will enable PrimeQ to undertake these projects in Adelaide and develop its technical capabilities quickly to capitalise on its current competitive advantage in the Oracle cloud services market.

Formed in 2016, The company has built a strong list of major corporate customers from within Australia and beyond. These include SAHMRI, Pacific Brands, Australian Vintage, Parliament of Victoria, Fulton Hogan, Queensland University of Technology, Linx, Heinz, Australian Container Freight Services, Chi-X and Southern Restaurants. The company currently has 86 employees with offices across Australia and New Zealand, with 27 full time equivalent staff in Adelaide.

CEO of PrimeQ Andrew McAdams said the company is passionate about creating and retaining high-value technical jobs for South Australians.

“We want to see jobs stay in South Australia. I want my own children to have technology career opportunities here in South Australia,” Mr McAdams said.

“Cloud technologies play a vital and growing role in the innovative digital industries the State is becoming known for, both within Australia and overseas.

“This expansion will give us the capability to seek out more international clients and provide services around the clock, opening up potential new markets and increasing the value of our services to customers. We are also looking forward to using the new Innovation Centre to drive our intellectual property creation and being able to offer new services to our clients.”