World-leading engineering and manufacturing company Power Jacks has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The internationally-recognised awards are the UK’s most prestigious accolades for business performance.
Power Jacks’ award marks the company’s considerable global growth with overseas sales increasing by 246% between 2007 and 2009 – the equivalent of more than £5million. Total exports over the same period amounted to £13million while in 2008 to 2009, almost 70% of total production was exported.
Managing director Bruce Bultitude said: “This is great recognition for Power Jacks which is one of the few remaining non-oil and gas manufacturing businesses in the North-east of Scotland. It is particularly encouraging after what has been a challenging year and demonstrates the strength of our global marketing capabilities which have been key to sustaining a robust business.”
Power Jacks Ltd, which is based in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, produces industrial lifting and positioning equipment including screw jacks, gear boxes, actuators and planetary roller screws. Market activity spans more than 60 countries with many blue chip clients including Airbus, BAE, Cadbury, Diageo, Ferrari & Red Bull Racing, Glaxo, ICI, Rolls Royce and Unilever.
The business is a world-leader in providing components for use in applications including the roof mechanism on the centre court at Wimbledon, testing the wings on the airbus A380, material handling systems on the two new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft carriers, Formula 1 car testing and nuclear plant decommissioning.
Power Jacks’ widespread global presence includes a wholly-owned subsidiary sales office in Shanghai, more than 23 international distributors, an interactive website and presence at international trade events.