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LayerX Group Celebrates 10 Years in Business

LayerX Group celebrates 10 years in business

2017 marks LayerX Group’s 10 years in business. From a start-up, working out of a home office to a group of companies boxing well above its weight, the LayerX Group has proven to its competitors that it’s here to stay.

Founded by Bruce Trevarthen in 2007, LayerX is a group of companies, headquartered at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton, providing cloud-based information technology infrastructure, electronics manufacturing and software development services for New Zealand businesses.

Together with its subsidiaries LayerX Cloud Limited, ModuSense and B2 Technologies, LayerX Group has a proven track record of delivering flexible solutions which accurately meet the needs of organisations seeking the competitive edge.

“We thrive on innovation’” says Group CEO, Bruce Trevarthen. “With the bulk of internal resources focused on R&D activities related to either the vGRID cloud automation suite or emerging technology opportunities such as the modular sensor network technology known as ModuSense”.

Uniquely, LayerX offers local electronics manufacturing though subsidiary B2 Technologies. The combined power of bespoke software development, cloud infrastructure and on-site manufacturing of devices for IoT and other applications provides LayerX with unparalleled access to rapid creation, evolution and deployment of advanced solutions which accelerate performance.

LayerX Group subsidiaries:

LayerX Cloud Limited (vGRID)

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LayerX Cloud Limited uniquely offers the vGRID cloud services platform providing a range of on-demand Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to New Zealand’s business community. Services available from vGRID include everything from a single mailbox to a complex setup of Virtual and Dedicated Servers, Storage, Desktops and phone systems.

All solutions are fully automated and self-service, providing cost-effective resources to small and medium businesses. The vGRID service is hosted in data centres located in Auckland and Hamilton.

vGRID is proven for performance , reliability and control. Customers are secure knowing their data is hosted and supported in New Zealand across multiple redundant locations. With local support and the expertise to address the technical challenges of adoption, vGRID provides an accessible solution for a no-disruption move to the cloud.

With on-demand Infrastructure and Software as a Service, vGRID enhances existing business infrastructure and services by adding it as an on-demand extension to existing solutions, enabling accurate scaling of services to changing business requirements.


ModuSense is a modular sensory network which enables Primary Industries to be more effective, efficient and productive. It allows businesses to monitor production of their resources more effectively by closely monitoring external variables such as weather, temperature etc which may have an impact on the production of their product. It provides real-time data to allow these industries to quickly make decisions and enables them to take action to preserve the production of their products.

B2 Technologies

As the experts in digital electronics and solution design within the LayerX group, B2 Technologies offers a 25-year pedigree in electronics engineering. With a focus on developing and commercialising Internet of Things and embedded electronics systems, B2’s engineers specialise in low-power design, miniaturisation and the design and manufacture of autonomous devices. B2 Technologies is capable of rapidly delivering complete solutions to revolutionise business processes.

LayerX Group Accolades

LayerX Cloud Limited, which operates vGRID in New Zealand, placed 415th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for Asia Pacific in 2014 after experiencing 108 per cent growth. LayerX Group came 156th in 2014 after 295 per cent growth and 187th in 2013 with 176 per cent growth. The business was ranked 27th in the Deloitte Fast 50 in 2014 having experienced 295 per cent growth, previously being placed 42nd on the Deloitte Fast 50 in 2013 with 176 per cent growth.


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