24 August 2011

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology receives 3rd Queen’s Award

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Elizabeth Gass, has visited North Somerset-based Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) to present its Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This is the third time that the firm has been honored in the Queen’s Awards.

Picture: Lady Gass, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, presents the Queen’s Award to OIPT managing director Andy Matthews.

The UK-based manufacturer of etch, deposition and growth equipment for the semiconductor industry received the award for International Trade for more than doubling overseas earnings over six years of sustained growth, and exporting more than 90% of production. The firm says that this performance was based on its comprehensive product range, addressing a broad spread of markets combined with an aggressive strategy of developing new markets, primarily in Asia.

The Lord Lieutenant toured Oxford Instruments’ manufacturing plant, research laboratories and offices in Yatton, North Somerset, accompanied by John Cullum (High Sherriff of Somerset) and Graham Turner (chief executive of North Somerset Council).

“We were able to demonstrate our technology, and show the extensive improvements and growth in both facilities and workforce that have taken place recently,” says OIPT’s managing director Andy Matthews.

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