A leader in technical translations, 2M has historically been involved in the Defence industry working with Defence Primes such as Thales and Airbus or Government departments and agencies such as the Australian Department of Defence. 2M’s Atlantique Traduction Australia JV Partner has been the Naval Group’s (ex DCNS) Language Service Provider for over 10 years. And since last year our portfolio includes also Rheinmetall Defence Australia, NIOA and the many Australian exporters connected to the Defence Industry. 2M also enters the global supply chain of some of these Defence Primes. Hence, it did make sense for us to sponsor the Defence category called the “Richard Joel Award for the Defence Industry” as we are eager to hear about the success stories of our Queensland Defence industry exporters.
This award recognises outstanding export achievement in designing, manufacturing and adapting world-class products/services to meet military requirements globally. This category is open to Queensland companies in all industry sectors that can demonstrate that they are supplying to overseas defence markets. It is given in honour of the late Mr Richard Joel AM, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane from 1986 to 2002, and a recipient of the 2000 Centennial Medal for services in promoting economic development in Brisbane.