NanoScience Ultra Low Temperature engineering team achieved "highly
commended" runners up place at the 2009 British Engineering Excellence
Awards ceremony held at the Globe Theatre in London on Oct 1st, 2009. The award
was made in the New Product of the Year (Mechanical) category for a Cryogen-free
integrated dilution refrigerator TritonTM200 with magnet in recognition of the
product design enhancements, cost reduction, first time pass rate and market
growth achieved since the radical redesign project was implemented in July 2008.
Dr Graham Batey, Consultant Engineer, commented "We are absolutely delighted
this commendation. This achievement is the result of a fantastic team effort
from all areas of
the company. We are very proud to have delivered a 'cutting edge' product that
manufacture in volume into our marketplace.”
Dr. Michael Cuthbert, Business Group Manager, said "This a brilliant achievement,
involved has worked exceptionally hard on this product. It is particularly satisfying
to see the
technical team achieving not just excellent product enhancement but also driving
down cost and
improving customer experience."
The British Engineering Excellence Awards aim to demonstrate and promote the
engineering design within the UK; to emphasise innovation and effectiveness
in order to allow
smaller companies to compete on an equal footing with larger ones; to act as
an incentive to
the design engineering industry to create world-class businesses; to provide
a benchmark of
excellence from which the industry can learn and from which it can build; and
the power of engineering design innovation within the UK to the world.
Harry Tee CBE, Chairman of the Judging Panel wrote, "This awards program
companies with a unique showcase and an opportunity to demonstrate that UK engineering
alive and well, innovative and thriving. The Awards will show that our businesses
are among the
best in the world."