Portland Group was founded in 1999 by Gavin Solsky and a group of investors, initially as a procurement technology company. The business model evolved to a services offering with Dave Gardiner joining us in 2002 when the team began working on procurement transformation and cost reduction programmes for some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading companies. Our strong focus on the areas of our expertise coupled with our ability to attract and retain outstanding people, has allowed us to differentiate our offering from more generalist competitors to become the supplier of choice to a number of Australia’s most successful companies.
In 2007, we acquired Cyberlynx Procurement Services and began providing clients with managed services, alongside our existing consulting offering. This has grown into a substantial part of our business and provides services to a number of Australia’s leading companies as well as public sector organisations.
In January 2012, Infosys BPO acquired 100% of the shares of Portland Group. From a sourcing and procurement perspective, the grouping with Infosys will provide our clients with a highly compelling proposition that does not currently exist in Australia. This has expanded our capabilities to include a lower cost global footprint, increased technology enablement of our services and access to transactional procurement services that we do not currently provide.
In addition to sourcing and procurement capabilities, Infosys has also enabled us to expand our supply chain management services where we leverage Infosys offerings in supporting supply chain processes (e.g. supply chain visibility, inventory management and logistics optimisation). This allows us to provide our clients with a suite of innovative service offerings to improve the efficiency of their supply chains
Our clients now include leading companies across a range of sectors including agribusiness, aviation, construction, defence, financial services (banking, funds management & insurance), healthcare (private and public), information technology, manufacturing (appliances, beverages, building materials, chemicals, food, metals, packaging, steel), mining, oil and gas, retail, telecommunications, wholesale distribution, utilities, tertiary and government.
Portland's experience covers a wide range of cost areas including: