Bühler Sortex wins 2011 Queen's Award for Enterprise

07/01/2011 Bühler Sortex’s performance in competitive international markets has been recognised by winning a Queen's Award for Enterprise for the sixth time. The award, in the International Trade category, follows those gained in 1968, 1972, 1987 and 2005. In 2001 Buhler Sortex won the award for innovation. The Queen's Award for Enterprise is a programme for businesses that delivers outstanding performance in international trade, innovation or sustainable development. Established by Royal Warrant in November 1965, it is the highest official recognition of achievement for British businesses. The awards are made on the advice of the Prime Minister, guided by an expert committee of leading government and business figures.

Hamid Kefayati, Bühler Sortex's managing director, said, “Everyone at Bühler Sortex is proud that, for the sixth time, we have met the extremely demanding standards that have led to this moment. These require a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive twelve month periods to a level that is exceptional for the products and services involved.

“We have achieved these objectives thanks to the commitment of a dedicated team who have given us a commanding presence in the 140 overseas markets in which we operate. Our aim, aided by a massive R&D investment, is to enable food producers in every field of activity to apply the most advanced optical sorting technologies to deliver the safest, cleanest food to every global market. This latest Queen's Award makes it evident that we are succeeding.”

The Bühler Sortex workforce in London. The Bühler Sortex workforce in London.