Rotork is Innovation and Design Excellence Award winner


Rotork is Innovation and Design Excellence Award winner

Rotork is the winner of a prestigious 2006 Innovation and Design Excellence Award, a competition for UK companies who recognise that "creativity and design innovation are the critical elements of continually improving and reinvigorating themselves to stay ahead of the competition".

Rotork achieved joint first place in the Business to Business Product Innovation category, sharing the podium with CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), a company in the forefront of Bluetooth communication technology. Rotork's entry was led by Research and Development Director Graham Ogden, who observed: "It is a measure of our achievement that as we approach our fiftieth birthday we can still innovate at the same level as a successful young high-tech business working at the edge of technology."

The aim of the awards is to recognise and celebrate the critical role played by both engineering and product design teams. Rotork's entry was centred on the development of the IQT actuator and was subject to detailed questionnaires and factory visits by an expert panel of judges.

Graham received the award for Rotork at a reception held in London's Hilton Hotel, where he commented: "This is a tremendous achievement and I would like to thank everyone for making Rotork the innovative company it is today."