The acquisition furthers DTN’s global growth in leveraging and providing weather insights to help customers make decisions that minimize risk and maximize growth.
SYDNEY (October 1, 2019) – DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment (ASX:NEC). Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors. This acquisition underscores DTN’s commitment to bringing the most accurate, most actionable insights to consumers and customers in weather-sensitive industries throughout the world.
Weatherzone, founded in 1998, is Australia’s most well-known weather brand. Millions of people use the Weatherzone app daily to plan their activities. The company provides hundreds of businesses across the country with industry-leading weather insights. Some of Australia’s largest companies in aviation, mining, energy and utilities rely on Weatherzone every day to keep their business running efficiently and their people safe. Mark Hardy, founder and board member, will rejoin the business as Managing Director and will continue to drive customer value.
“The team at Weatherzone is excited about the opportunity to leverage global technologies and increased investment in weather solutions,” said Hardy. “Working together with DTN will only strengthen both of our organizations and bring together the best weather insights and information available around the world.”
“Today we are excited to bring Weatherzone to DTN and expand our business in Australia,” said Steve Matthesen, DTN CEO. “Weatherzone has a great team, dedicated to serving consumers and clients with the best weather information and insights available. We look forward to working together and leveraging our global technology to continue driving success for our customers. This gives us a truly global footprint across the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.”
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DTN delivers accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase customers’ confidence and support business decisions. In a data-rich world, these actionable insights in weather and financial analytics make sense of the information, drive change in processes and help businesses prosper. DTN empowers agriculture, energy and transportation customers – those who work endlessly to feed, fuel and protect our world. We believe that when our customers are supported with the most reliable and innovative information to the Nth Degree, they prosper and we all win. DTN publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture, and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service, established in 1998. Our passion is giving businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently and more profitably. Our solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive. Weatherzone is made up of a team of qualified meteorologists who understand the effect the weather has on the day to day operations of businesses of all kinds. Our clients include hundreds of Australia’s leading businesses across energy, mining, aviation, ports and at least a dozen other industries. Weatherzone is backed by DTN, its parent company, and their global weather technology.