A SPECIALIST engineering company based on Winsford Industrial Estate has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
SMS Mevac UK Limited has been rewarded for achieving an exceptional increase in exports over the past four years.
The award will be presented later this month by the Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire, at their premises on Road Four. Members of staff have also been invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
“We are proud to be flying the flag for the British engineering industry,” said managing director Craig Priday.
“This is in recognition of 37 years of hard work from everyone and proves a local company can be a world player.”
SMS Mevac is jointly owned by Corus UK Ltd and SMS Siemag AG, and was formed in 1972 when the company established itself in Winsford. The company employs 34 skilled engineers who design, supply, install and commission machines to process liquid steel and iron worldwide.
Since 2004 the company has exported more than £16m worth of equipment which represents an increase of 169% over the period.
“We have achieved a hard earned reputation for technical excellence and the ability to deliver products on time and within budget.” said Mr Priday.
“We are a small company and our strength lies in the knowledge and experience of our key staff, this award gives added value to our overseas brand and will help increase export opportunities, especially in countries with strong UK links like India, and Australia.”
“This award belongs to all our employees who have worked hard over many years to make the company a success.”