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Orion Health opens up Parisian pad

Orion Health says it's well on track to becoming a billion-dollar software company, with Paris the latest city to enter the fold.

Orion Health says it's well on track to becoming a billion-dollar software company, with Paris the latest city to enter the fold.

The opening of an office in the city of light brings the Kiwi company’s total to 14 international bases with more on the drawing board.

Opening the new office, New Zealand’s ambassador to France Rosemary Banks called Orion "one of the rare constellations visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres".

As well as offices throughout Australia, the UK and Spain, Orion Health has added to its existing three US offices with a base in Arizona to service its main market. Inroads into the Japanese healthcare market are being supported with an office in Tokyo. 

It also recently acquired part of Microsoft’s healthcare business, and added a fourth development centre in Thailand to the company’s Auckland, Christchurch and Canberra bases.

Orion Health founder and chief executive Ian McCrae said the firm was committed to keeping its headquarters in New Zealand, however.

“On the back of this growth, clearly we are now ramping up our search for good software engineers, designers and developers,” he said. “We had previously signalled we were looking for around 100 more staff, but with the new ex-Microsoft products we are confident these numbers will rise.”

McCrae said Orion Health was not only a draw card for expat New Zealand talent wanting to return home, but also offered significant international experience through its growing network of offices around the world.

Orion Health is New Zealand’s largest privately-owned software exporter.

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