Hoshizaki Europe has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.
This honour recognises the ice maker firm’s dedication to driving business growth and exports to the European, North American and Asian markets.
Awarded to outstanding businesses annually, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates and rewards organisations that have achieved substantial growth in international export earnings and significant overall commercial success measured over a three year period.
Hoshizaki Europe offers Japanese designed and engineered products manufactured in the UK, having achieved a sustained increase in export earnings from 2012 through to 2014 year end.
The company provided evidence of its year on year growth that was recognised as outstanding by the award panel for its products and service.
Established in Telford in 1994, the factory is now responsible for producing 80% of Hoshizaki ice machines sold in Europe.
The Telford team’s success has been attributed to its dedication to a strong and innovative R&D department, a concerted effort to develop products to suit a variety of consumer budgets and the pursuit of a product diversification strategy.
Finance director Haydn Humphreys commented: “We are extremely proud that our hard work over the 3 years 2012 to 2014 has been recognised by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise committee.
“To win the award is a great privilege. We hope that our achievement will inspire other businesses to help grow UK exports and build a strong and vibrant UK manufacturing base.
“We have what we believe to be a challenging but achievable vision to manufacture the full Hoshizaki ice machine range in the UK and for the whole range to be developed by 2020 using environmentally friendly hydrocarbons.”