25 September 2014, Written by Julie Remen
ELENA Gosse has successfully turned a three-person operation with an annual revenue of $100,000 into a multi-million dollar company.
The Russian-born CEO overcame a challenging industry and Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) now hits the $8 million mark in revenue.
AIS is a market leader in the design, production and supply of water hygiene technologies in a bid to protect against bacteria and disease.
The technology has attracted clients from all over the world, including hotels, theme parks, aquatic centres, municipal drinking water and agriculture and mining industries.
The company employs more than 60 people and has a renewed focus on manufacturing products and research.
Gosse says there’s still plenty of room for growth and will target Australian companies to adopt AIS technology.
How did AIS start up?
AIS was founded in 1974 and purchased by my husband and me as co-directors in 1992.
The business was 60 per cent manufacturing, 20 per cent repair to chlorinators and 20 per cent retail sales of chemicals.
Today, we have three Brisbane based production facilities with a fourth on the way.
By 2020 we expect to generate a $40 million+ annual turnover.