Print technology pioneer finalist at 2012 Oxfordshire Business Awards
A pioneering imaging technology developer celebrated Oxfordshire's premier
business awards as a finalist in its much-coveted Innovation category.
While a multi-awards winner in
previous years, this is the first time that Upper Heyford-based Integration
Technology Ltd (ITL) has reached the finals of the Innovation category at
the Oxfordshire Business Awards.
From a record 260 entries, a
total of 42 companies and individuals made the final three in 14 categories.
Attending the awards ceremony
dinner with fellow ITL team members, amongst 500 guests on June 15th at the
Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, ITL managing director Adrian
Lockwood was delighted with the company's achievement.
"Oxfordshire today is home to the
some of the UK's premier technologists so we are always up against stiff
competition at these awards," he said. "We didn't win this time round but
dFX Technology put forward an admirable case and our heart-felt
congratulations go to them for winning."
ITL's Jason Smith (2nd from left)
bigs it up for Innovation at this year's Oxfordshire Business Awards with
Kriss Akabusi, right
ITL won the Staff Care and
Training Award at last year's Oxfordshire Business Awards and scored a
double victory at 2010's Bicester Business Awards where it scooped ‘Business
of the Year' and ‘Business Person of the Year' for Lockwood. The company was
also a finalist for the innovation award at this year's Cherwell Valley
Presented by Olympic gold
medalist and motivational speaker, Kriss Akabusi, the 18th Oxfordshire
Business Awards event was hailed as the most successful yet by its
"This has been the most
competitive year I can remember and the longest judging meeting in the
competition's history," said Awards Chairman, Paul Lowe, describing the
entries as being of ‘fantastic quality'.
"Some of Oxfordshire's largest
and brightest companies are featured along with the small, growing
businesses that dominate the business landscape.
"If the businesses we have seen
are any reflection of the local economy, then Oxfordshire is in great
shape," he added.
ITL - building an image
2012 sees culmination of a major
three-phase development programme at ITL's Heyford Park headquarters,
centralising all aspects of the company's operations in a newly refurbished
20,000 sq ft facility.
Founded in late 2000, the company
made its name by enabling the technology for digital reproduction onto a
huge variety of surfaces including glass, plastics, ceramics and metals
using high intensity ultra violet (UV) light.
This process opened up
increasingly innovatory branding and advertising opportunities on substrates
ranging from planes, buses and buildings to TVs and even pharmaceuticals.
ITL's expansion with regional offices in Europe, USA and the Far East has
developed a blue chip client base in the industrial inkjet sector including
major brand names such as Fujifilm, Agfa and Hewlett-Packard.
Consistent re-investment in
research and development pushed the company on and up to the next level:
making state-of-the-art semi-conductor based UV LED light engines both for
an incoming generation of digital printers and enabling new applications in
Now additionally working with
global technology brands such as LG, Samsung and 3M, ITL is playing a key
role in the development of new micro electronics assembly processes.
By taking semi-conductor light engines to new heights in the developing
digital age, ITL today is fast-becoming a byword in innovation.
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