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AESSEAL wins overall award for Manufacturing Excellence at MX2011

AESSEAL® has received the top honour at this year’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Manufacturing Excellence Awards, being presented with both the “IMechE Award for Customer Focus” and the overall “IMechE Award for Manufacturing Excellence”.

The awards are based on a process of intensive benchmarking, measuring performance on vital manufacturing issues. This benchmarking is followed by an assessment visit and a presentation to a panel of distinguished judges.
From 222 applicants and 31 assessment visits, just 18 finalists including AESSEAL® were shortlisted for the awards.

The ceremony to announce the winner was held on Wednesday the 23rd of November at the Dorchester Hotel in London. In a published statement ImechE stated:

There was no doubt that AESSEAL was the stand-out company in Manufacturing Excellence 2011. It was shortlisted in an incredible seven out of nine categories, and won the judges’ unanimous vote for the IMechE Overall Winner

"...aside from the undoubted quality of its products, AESSEAL has a particularly strong commitment to the customer – an approach that also won it the IMechE Customer Focus award. The company’s ability to deliver much of its wide and varied product range with a lead time of just two days shows supreme confidence in its logistical and operational efficiency.”

AESSEAL received the IMechE Award for Customer Focus and were then presented with the top honour as the Overall Winner with the IMechE Award for Manufacturing Excellence
CEO of AESSEAL plc, Jonathan Wilkinson, stated that “The company’s mission statement has always been clear: to deliver such exceptional service that our customers need never consider an alternate means of supply. Delivering on that promise is difficult – but the business has been designed to achieve it. We have great people who care about customer service, and we give them the tools to deliver”.