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Queen's Award presented to UV curing firm

The trading record of UV light source manufacturer Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) was described as ‘worthy of a Harvard Business School case study' during the official presentation on Tuesday (July 21st) of the 2009 Queens's Award for International Trade by Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE.

"The record of this company is impressive," said Mr. Stevenson.

"An enormous amount of hard work and effort needs to go into what Integration Technology has achieved and it's founded on quality, relentless focus on customer service and a determined approach to the international marketplace."

Mr Stevenson suggested the record of the business over the last six years as "worthy of a Harvard Business School case study", with the company scoring a compound rate of growth in turnover over the last six years not less than 43% of its net profit compound rate of growth of 58%.

Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire meets Integration Technology staff

Mr Stevenson took a tour to meet some 40 staff working on the development of UV curing systems at the company's design and assembly facility at Upper Heyford near Oxford.

After presenting the Queen's Award to ITL managing director Adrian Lockwood at a reception on the company site attended by staff and special guests from local community and global industry, he congratulated the company on its achievement.

"Winning the Queen's Award is by no means small beer," said Mr Stevenson.

"The award is not given lightly. It's made on merit and given its prestigious nature, there is very strong competition for it. So this is a wonderful opportunity for Integration Technology to capitalise on its undoubted strengths."

Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire presents Queen's Award to ITL's Adrian Lockwood

Guest speaker Tony Baldry, Conservative MP for Banbury said: "Around ninety-eight percent of ITL products are exported and that's a phenomenal achievement given the competition in the global marketplace."

Founded in 2000, Integration Technology designs and assembles compact, lightweight, modular UV systems for a variety of inkjet and industrial applications.

The Oxfordshire headquarters are complemented by regional offices in Chicago, USA, Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea while the company also has a presence in the important Japan market.

Adrian Lockwood is upbeat on the future prospects for his dynamic company.

"We are a bright star in a dull economy," he says. "The Upper Heyford facility is developing more powerful, smaller and technically-advanced UV curing systems all the time.

"This is opening up opportunity for our products in other industries, notably automotive, medical devices and electronics."


Issued July 21st 2009 on behalf of Integration Technology Ltd by
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About the Queen's Awards

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious Awards for business performance. The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.

The Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies and are presented in three separate categories:

  • International Trade - recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings.
  • Innovation - recognising companies that have demonstrated commercial success through innovative products or services.
  • Sustainable Development - recognising companies that have integrated environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.
  • About the Queen's Award For International Trade

This Award is presented to businesses able to demonstrate substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success, to levels that are outstanding for the goods or services concerned and for the size of the applicant's operations.

About Integration Technology Ltd (ITL)

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