A BUILDING products firm has scooped a prestigious prize for its innovative system.
Ancon Building Products, which employs 68 in Deeside, won the Queen’s Award for Innovation for its ground-breaking lockable dowel system used in post-tensioned concrete buildings.
The component accelerates the speed of construction, reduces build costs, simplifies concrete design, improves aesthetics and enhances on-site safety.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are presented annually for outstanding achievements in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.
Since Ancon developed the product in 2007, the lockable dowel has achieved phenomenal sales across Europe, Australia and North America.
Stuart Maxwell, Ancon managing director, said: “We are absolutely delighted our innovation and commercial success has been recognised with a Queen’s Award. We are especially honoured and proud to have been rewarded in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.”