UK manufacturer wins Queen’s Award for expanding exports
The UK-based Alvan Blanch, post-harvest processing machinery and industrial drying systems manufacturer, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the ‘International Trade – Outstanding Achievement’ category. The awards, announced Tuesday, are the most prestigious business accolades within the UK.
This is the third time that the company has received the award – having won previously in 2005 and 2012. Alvan Blanch is the only company, within the agricultural sector, to have received an award within the International Trade category.
The last five years have seen a large expansion in global operations for the Wiltshire based manufacturer. The company has opened sales offices and service centres in several markets in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, benefitting customer and dealer relationships.