KDIS founded by Phillip Kingston under the name Kingston Development, in Melbourne, Australia. The firm initially provided low cost website development and business process automation services to small businesses and NGOs.
High demand for services prompted an expansion to Macau, China. The expansion allowed the firm to increase its production output at lower costs.
Kingston Development celebrated its 5th year anniversary and changed its trading name to KDIS. The change signalled the firm’s broader capabilities and a shift in focus towards large enterprises.
KDIS acquired Lifeblood, a medical education & communications agency based in Sydney and Melbourne. Lifeblood serves “big pharma” clients such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly and GSK. The acquisition allowed KDIS to extend its digital capabilities into the Health and Pharmaceutical sectors.
KDIS acquired Dragon Star, a marketing and software development provider in Hong Kong. Dragon Star’s clients include government and small-to-medium businesses in Greater China.
KDIS acquired Fireworks, an online solutions provider for small to medium businesses. Fireworks have 6 regional offices across Australia. Acquiring Fireworks bolsters KDIS’ presence in the small-to-medium businesses sector.