Spark and Adroit announce investment that will boost opportunities for NZ

Spark and Adroit announce investment that will boost opportunities for NZ businesses through IoT

Today Spark New Zealand and leading environmental Internet of Things (IoT) provider Adroit announced that Spark will take a significant shareholding in Adroit, which will boost both organisations’ potential to support customers with innovative IoT solutions. Adroit will also appoint two Spark-nominated directors on their five-person Board.

Spark invests in Adroit Environmental Monitoring

Tony Agar, Spark IoT Lead, is excited about the possibilities the expanded partnership will offer to New Zealand businesses.

Tony Agar
Mark Beder
“We’ve been partnering and collaborating with Adroit for some time now. Together, our two organisations have already implemented IoT solutions for a range of customers, such as Mercury NZ, implementing a real-time water quality monitoring solution for its Waikato River catchment – working with community, councils, and Iwi to design the solution that worked for all parties. Adroit’s IoT solutions for air and water quality, and soil and weather monitoring feature in Spark’s highly successful Innovation Studio, which we launched last year.
This investment strengthens an already successful partnership and will help us accelerate the adoption of sustainable monitoring solutions to enable healthier, more environmentally friendly communities through the power of IoT.

Environmental water monitoring sensor
Adroit specialises in Environmental IoT technology and has developed innovative solutions for key sectors, including aquaculture, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and environmental compliance. Adroit’s solutions go beyond monitoring environmental impact, providing insights that improve operational decision-making, such as helping plants or seafood to grow faster with less mortality, or reducing water or electricity use.
We’re seeing significant demand for IoT environmental monitoring as businesses become aware of the technology’s capabilities and benefits.
Blair StewartAdroit CEO

CEO, Adroit

CEO Blair Stewart
“Spark’s investment in Adroit and our close partnership enables us to meet this demand while continuing to operate as a specialist player – whether that’s for a family-owned market gardener like Auckland’s Hira Bhana, right through to corporates and local government.”

Mark Beder, Spark Technology Director, says this strategic investment into Adroit reinforces Spark’s commitment to IoT as a key future growth market for the business.

“Our three-year strategy identifies IoT as a key future market, and in the last financial year Spark’s IoT connections grew 83%. We hope this significant investment in Adroit will enable us to accelerate this growth even further.”

For more information please contact:

Althea Lovell

Corporate Relations Partner, Spark

021 222 2992

[email protected]

Paul Blomfield

Blomfield PR, Adroit

021 970 871

[email protected]