Nineteen EEF member businesses are 2012 Queen's Award for Enterprise winners
Among the exemplary businesses is Salford-based Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd, which was honoured in the International Trade category for its outstanding export growth. The company manufactures high performance metal detection systems for global food, beverage and pharmaceutical producers - exporting more than 95% of its products from its Salford base, where it has a strong network of local suppliers.
The company’s metal detection systems inspect over one trillion food and pharmaceutical packages per annum. That’s 150 packages for every human being on the planet. Judges cited Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s strong brand strategy, executed through multiple sales channels, a commitment to innovation and an expert support team as drivers for our international success.
Rapiscan Systems, which won the national EEF Business Growth Award 2011, is also a 2012 Queen’s Awards winner in the innovation category. The global supplier of security inspection systems won the award for the development of its Eagle Radiation Detection solutions, which offer superior threat detection in the most complex of security scanning environments. Rapiscan Systems Cargo and Vehicle Inspection (CVI) division developed the device to identify gamma or gamma eutron radiation emitted from containerised or vehicle-borne cargo.
The innovative technology distinguishes between the materials used in nuclear weapons, medical radiation sources and naturally occurring radio-active materials. It senses such radiation and automatically generates alarms when materials of particular intensity or significance are detected. Rapiscan Systems also won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in 2008.
EEF members who are winners of Queen's Award in 2012
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2012
- ADEY Ltd t/a ADEY Professional Heating Solutions
- AmSafe Bridport Limited
- B&W Group Limited
- Baxi Heating UK Limited
- Grainger and Worrall Limited
- Gripple Limited
- Pearson Engineering Limited
- Rapiscan Systems Limited
- Siemens plc MR Magnet Technology
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: international trade 2012
- ATB Morley Limited
- Advanced Insulation Plc
- Kiveton Park Steel Limited
- Langtec Limited
- Mettler Toledo Safeline Limited
- Millers Oils Limited
- Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Limited - Sunderland Plant
- RAKON UK Limited
- Joseph Rhodes Limited
- Siemens VAI Metals Technologies Limited
- Union Electric Steel UK