Hoshizaki Europe Limited was today bestowed with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.
The prestigious award recognises Hoshizaki Europe Limited’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 Limited offers Japanese designed and engineered products manufactured in the UK, having a quality and brand reputation that has enabled it to achieve a sustained increase in export earnings from 2012 through to 2014 year end. Excelling in international trade, Hoshizaki Europe Limited 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 and the Telford team’s (pictured) 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 compelling product diversification strategy.
Haydn Humphreys, Hoshizaki Europe Limited’s finance director, commented: “We are extremely proud that our hard work over the three 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 .
“Whilst being part of a global business, we firmly believe in the experience, capacity and capability of a locally sourced work force to manufacture products that are exported to European, North American and Asian markets, an achievement in which we can all take a great deal of pride.
“The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is announced annually on the 21st April, the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. The awards are made on the advice of the Prime Minister based on recommendations made by his advisory committee comprised of industry, commerce, trade union and government representatives. We thank the committee for considering and awarding this accolade to Hoshizaki Europe Limited and would like to take this opportunity to offer Her Majesty The Queen our very best wishes on her 90th birthday”.