Birmingham-based Industrial Washing Machines Limited (IWM) won The Queen’s Award in 2014 for its outstanding export growth and performance in markets worldwide.
The company is one of the UK’s leading developers and manufacturers of washing and sanitising equipment. In 2009, the company’s directors moved to increase its export market and open up new growth opportunities. This investment saw export sales increased by more than 570% into markets including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Finland.
“Winning The Queen’s Award is a truly fantastic reward for the inward investment and tremendous effort those concerned at IWM have put into developing and producing machines to meet the needs of overseas customers” said Carl Hollier, Managing Director of IWM. “We’re confident that the prestige associated with the Award will give a further boost to our success and will allow us to invest even more in product development and our manufacturing facilities to ensure a continued expansion to our export drive around the globe.”