Buhler Sortex wins 2011 Queen's Award for Enterprise

by World Grain Staff
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LONDON, ENGLAND — Buhler Sortex announced on April 21 that its performance in competitive international markets has been recognized by its winning of a Queen's Award for Enterprise for the sixth time.

The award, in the International Trade category, follows those gained in 1968, 1972, 1987 and 2005. In 2001 Buhler Sortex won the award for innovation.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is a program for businesses that deliver outstanding performance in international trade, innovation or sustainable development. Established by Royal Warrant in November 1965, they are the highest official recognition of the achievement of British businesses. They are made on the advice of the prime minister, guided by an expert committee of leading government and business figures.

“Everyone at Buhler Sortex is proud that, for the sixth time, we have met the extremely demanding standards that have led to this moment,” Hamid Kefayati, Buhler Sortex's managing director. “These require a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12 month periods to a level that is exceptional for the products and services involved.

“We have achieved these objectives thanks to the commitment of a dedicated team who have given us a commanding presence in the 140 overseas markets in which we operate. Our aim, aided by a massive R&D investment, is to enable food producers in every field of activity to apply the most advanced optical sorting technologies to deliver the safest, cleanest food to every global market. This latest Queen's Award makes it evident that we are succeeding.”