Telstra Purple Acquires Alliance Automation, Aqura Technologies to Push IIoT Growth

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Telstra Purple today announced to acquire two Australian companies to bolster IoT capabilities and accelerate its industry vertical growth ambitions.

Following the acquisitions, Telstra Purple said it will be able to offer professional and managed services capabilities to deliver industrial-grade wireless and fixed networks in remote and underground operations, while expanding the potential for digital transformation services, industrial automation capabilities, digital twins, smart spaces and operational technology cyber security.

“As our 10th and 11th acquisitions, Alliance Automation and Aqura Technologies will accelerate Telstra Purple’s growth, particularly in IoT, cloud and security, across key industry verticals, which are important building blocks of our T25 strategy,” said Christopher Smith, head of Telstra Purple.

Alliance Automation is an independent provider of IoT industrial automation solutions and control systems. Founded in 2010, Alliance Automation is headquartered in Brisbane with several offices around Australia. It provides services in technical advisory and design, electrical and automation engineering, project management, site installation, business intelligence, operational technology cyber security and support.

Aqura Technologies delivers key technology and telecommunications infrastructure solutions including industrial wireless, complete access networks, unified communications and industrial IoT.

These acquisitions will bolster Telstra Purple’s presence across mining, energy, oil and gas, utilities and defence projects, and increase its automation and digital transformation engagements. Alliance Automation and Aqura Technologies’ industrialised capabilities and solutions will also be valuable in adjacent industries including supply chain, agriculture and manufacturing. These strategic acquisitions will establish Telstra Purple as a leading IoT provider in Australia.