IMechE MX Awards shortlist is announced
29 April 2010
A number of companies have been shortlisted for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Manufacturing Excellence Awards (MX) 2010. Despite the economic climate taking its toll on the UK manufacturing sector, firms such as Michelin Tyres and P&G Gillette are all vying for one of 12 MX awards. These include Best SME, Best Overall Business, Product Innovation, Process Innovation, Best Financial Management, Best Business Education Partnership and Sustainable Manufacturing.
The shortlisted companies are: AESSEAL Plc, Rotherham, Aircelle Ltd, Burnley, BAE Systems Submarine Solutions, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, Brother Industries UK Ltd, Wrexham, Carl Zeiss SMT Ltd, Cambridge, ContiTech Beattie Limited, Ashington, Northumberland, Cummins Inc Darlington Engine Plant, Co Durham, Draeger Safety UK Limited, Blyth, Northumberland, Leyland Trucks, Preston, Lambert Engineering, Tadcaster, Yorks, MBDA UK, Stevenage, Michelin Tyres PLC, Ballymena, P&G Gillette, Reading, Pipex Limited, Plymouth, Proto Labs, Telford, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, Lincoln, Siemens Magnet Technology, Witney, ZF Lemforder UK Ltd, Solihull, West Midlands.
Judging the 18 finalists this year will be business experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Warwick Manufacturing Group and Autodesk, amongst others. The firms will then battle it out in a two-day final judging process at IMechE’s London headquarters before the final winners are announced at the Dorchester Hotel, London on June 23.
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