Family business,The Smart Actuator Company Ltd (SmartAct®) is celebrating winning the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017.
The award is a fantastic recognition for SmartAct® whose enterprising spirit and high quality of engineering is also shaking up the perceived concepts that volume manufacturing of industrial components no longer has a place in the UK’s mixed economy. They are proud to house all aspects of the company, from conceptual design and prototyping through to manufacture, quality control and dispatch all under one roof.
Their SmartAct range of actuators has been complemented with Bluetooth smart technology and 75% energy saving in comparison tests with existing now outdated actuators. Furthermore, their embedded electronic controls have the capability for additional future innovation.
Malvern resident, James O’Donnell (MD) is the inventor behind the SmartAct® product line who has a long history in the high technology and manufacturing sector. “For our young company to have won one of Britain’s most coveted business awards is simply amazing. Especially so in this historic year when HM the Queen celebrates the sapphire anniversary of her reign” says SmartAct® CEO and family member Tony O’Donnell. “The award appropriately reflects the time, commitment and effort that our people have invested. It is a standard of commercial excellence and innovation that is recognised worldwide. Our job now is to continue to build on the success so far and to maximise the benefits our innovation can bring both to customers across the globe and our UK economy.”
SmartAct® recognise that the Queens Award is a tremendous achievement for the company and fantastic recognition for everyone on the team. One area of investment that is in keeping with the values of the company founders, is investment in the next generation of skills and talent. With this in mind. SmartAct® are proud to welcome four new young apprentices into the team.
“The recognition of the Queen’s Awards is a great achievement for the whole team,“ commented Tonya O’Donnell (Marketing Director). “We would also like to thank our local Chamber of Commerce and LEP along with the British Valve & Actuator Association and Department for International Trade whose support has been invaluable to the success and growth of our business”.
SmartAct® has no plans to rest on its laurels as they have plenty more projects, based on their innovative new energy saving and smart technology in the pipeline.
Further information about SmartAct® can be found via their website.
Pictured: Smart Actuator Company celebrate receiving their Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017