Evans Vanodine is honoured to receive a Queen’s Award in recognition of overseas growth in this 50th anniversary year, especially as the company approaches its centenary year in 2019.
Evans Vanodine has been developing and manufacturing consistent, efficient and cost effective cleaning and hygiene products for over 95 years. Its products cover an extensive range of applications for the industrial, janitorial, food process and animal health sectors. It is one of very few companies manufacturing products which give hygiene security from the farm to the fork.
The company currently exports to 72 countries worldwide, with a further 10 countries serviced by licensed manufacturing units overseas. Over the last three years new sales territories have been added, such as New Zealand and South Africa.
Evans Vanodine employs over 150 staff and has built a reputation based on innovation and commitment to research and development, ensuring a flow of new and improved formulations. In-house laboratories enable the company to deliver quality and consistency at every stage of production and the company has achieved accreditation by the British Standards Institution under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The UKAS accredited Microbiology laboratory is approved to test disinfectants against European Standard test methods, which ensures products are fit for purpose and that bactericidal claims are substantiated, with test profiles available to customers.
Evans Vanodine bases its overseas sales strategy around expansion of its distributor network and uses international exhibitions and trade shows, along with multi lingual labels, to augment this expansion. Evans hosts regular training courses for distributors, to improve product knowledge and help develop their sales.
Peter Thompson, International Sales Manager said “Winning The Queen’s Award is a great honour for Evans Vanodine and is a testament to the efforts of the entire company to be the best in our field. Development of our International business is an essential cornerstone on which the future of the business is built and to be recognised with this award is confirmation that we are successful in our efforts to operate on a global scale”.