Mettler-Toledo Safeline has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2012 in the International Trade category. The leading supplier of metal detection systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical production lines has received the accolade, which is the highest official award for businesses in the UK, for its outstanding export growth over the last three years.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a prestigious awards programme for British businesses and organisations that excel at trade, innovation or sustainable development and has been presented each year since 1966. To be awarded the honour in the International Trade category, a company must demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive years to a level outstanding for the industry and size of organisation concerned.
"Award officials cited Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s strong brand strategy, executed through multiple sales channels, a commitment to innovation and an expert support team as drivers for our international success," said Alan Purvis, managing director, Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline manufactures high-performance metal detection systems for global food, beverage and pharmaceutical producers. It works in collaboration with international standard bodies and multinational retailers to develop guidelines for food and pharmaceutical safety in order to protect consumer welfare and brand reputation. Recent innovations include the launch of the Profile Select variable frequency technology to enhance detection of metal contaminants in difficult applications.
Quality standards governing the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries are becoming increasingly stringent worldwide, with the introduction of global initiatives, such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Version 6, International Food Safety (IFS) and the US’s 2011 Food Safety Modernisation Act. Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s metal detection technologies enable manufacturers to ensure compliance with best practice and due diligence to protect consumers whilst minimising the risk of reputation-damaging product recalls. The company forms part of Mettler-Toledo’s Product Inspection Division, which supplies metal detection, X-ray inspection, checkweighing and vision inspection solutions. All solutions can be linked through the company’s bespoke Prod-X data management software.