Born Sweden | Arrived Australia 1983 | Co-founder and Chairman, Balto
Niklas moved to Australia from a small town in Sweden. Influential in the founding of major online fashion retailer THE ICONIC, Niklas decided to branch out into logistics and in just two years has seen his innovative refrigeration business, Balto, grow on a national scale.
There are plenty of opportunities in Australia.
If you put your mind to something, you can fulfil your dreams.Niklas Olsson
new ideas & perspectives
My business was born out of the desire to disrupt and challenge an outdated and tarnished logistics industry. We work relentlessly to provide the best service possible and use the latest technology to maintain this advantage as we scale. The use of smart technology also leads to lower costs and greater transparency for our clients, as well as a better delivery experience for their customers.
My absolute favourite thing about running my own business is coming to work every day and getting to work with a team of dedicated and passionate people. Many of my staff are migrants, and we also work hard to give back to the community.
Adapting to a new market
I have never been discriminated against in my work, but there are times, particularly in the sales process, where in order to be successful understanding the local business culture has been important.
Further understanding local laws and legislation, especially when it comes to labour hire, is also important. Australia wants to make sure everyone is treated fairly which is good, and you need to be thorough and well prepared.
My advice to others who are thinking of starting a business here in Australia is to be prepared and seek advice. Niklas Olsson
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