USL is celebrating being named as winners of a 2015 Queens Award for Enterprise - the UK's highest accolade for business success.
The Awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in the categories of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. USL's award is made for "Outstanding Achievement in International Trade", in recognition of significant increases in export sales in three consecutive years from 2011-2013 when exports reached 80% of total sales.
In this period significant sales of ultrasonic testing systems were made in China, Japan, India and Singapore, predominantly to aerospace industry customers and boosted by an increase in the manufacture of composite structures for aircraft, which require advanced capabilities in automated inspection. Since then further export sales have been made in new markets for USL in Australia, Indonesia and Sweden amongst others.
There are more than one million companies in the UK but only 140 Queens Awards have been announced this year. Winners can expect an invitation to a special reception at Buckingham Palace where they usually are introduced to The Queen herself.
We thank all our customers for placing their trust in USL products and helping us to achieve this prestigious award.