Advanced Electronics, the specialist fire detection and life safety equipment manufacturer has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise. The award has been given in recognition of the Company's exceptional business performance.
The company has invested heavily in R&D to develop technically advanced products that meet stringent regulatory standards and customer needs around the world. This has resulted in considerable year on year growth in global markets with export sales growing by over 300% during the last three years. The combination of sophisticated design, progressive manufacturing processes and a highly developed international sales and support team have all contributed to the company's growth.
Ray Hope, Advanced Electronics' managing director said, "The Queen's Award is a mark of excellence and represents a very important milestone for us on our journey towards our long-term goal to be a leading global player in the design and production of intelligent fire detection and safety control systems. It's a great source of inspiration for our people and a welcome challenge for us to continually improve on our achievements so far. Everyone at Advanced Electronics is thrilled to be recognised as part of a top UK company. Our highly skilled and dedicated workforce deserves this kind of accolade and I am particularly proud of the fact that we have achieved this status in the highly competitive electronics manufacturing category".
Ian Thompson, Advanced Electronics' sales director added, "We are delighted with the award. It confirms to our customers that we are recognised as an outstanding business that continuously develops and provides world-class service levels and delivery models to meet the demands of international markets. As a UK company, the award will be a major marketing asset for our export drive and will be welcomed by our customers and partners at home and abroad".
The Award will be presented to the Advanced Electronics directors by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant at International Firex 2011. Firex, held in May at the NEC in Birmingham, is an international showcase for fire and related life safety equipment in the UK.