Queen's Award for Applied Acoustics
Great Yarmouth based Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The Award is recognition of its outstanding achievement in boosting export revenues by over 300% during six years of continuous growth, and selling more than 70% of its products overseas. This extraordinary performance has been made possible through innovation of highly technical products and sustained support of a strong network of overseas representatives.
“This is tremendous news for us,” said Managing Director Adam Darling, “We have competitors all over the world, so it’s great to know that what we do in terms of engineering excellence, customer service and fast response technical support, really pays off. Our sales figures reflect our team effort in the truest sense. I’m pleased for everyone in the company because the recognition of a Queen’s Award is about as good as it gets in business.”
The company designs and manufactures underwater acoustic positioning, tracking and survey equipment sold mainly to the commercial offshore energy market but increasingly sales have been secured with oceanographic research institutions and naval defence industries. Applied Acoustics’ largest overseas market is the USA followed by the Far East. New markets established in recent years include Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and India. The company is gearing up for more orders in 2010 with job openings planned for May.
The Queens Award is a highly prized recognition of business achievement requiring an exceptional overall standard of commercial success and corporate responsibility. Internationally recognised, it is universally regarded as one of the most prestigious business accolades in the world.