Edge Innovate - win a second Queen's Award for International Trade
EDGE Innovate has been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. EDGE Innovate now joins an elite group of companies to have won multiple Queen’s Awards having won their first Queen’s Award in 2019. Announced today (Thursday 21 April), EDGE Innovate has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade. EDGE Innovate is one of only seven companies to achieve two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2022. Employing 170 people directly, the family owned company was set up in 2008.
EDGE Innovate develops, manufactures, markets and exports sophisticated technologies for shredding, stacking, screening and sorting of primary and secondary raw materials in production processes and recycling. The company currently exports 94.4% of their products outside of the United Kingdom from its 187,000ft² manufacturing facility within Co. Tyrone. The family run brand has developed a strong presence throughout overseas markets such as North America, Australia, and Middle East.
“The team at EDGE Innovate are absolutely delighted to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award is recognition of the hard work and resilience of all our stakeholders over the last three years, especially during the time of the pandemic. With staff suffering from covid, isolating and with enforced lockdown, it has been an extremely challenging period. I want to thank our entire team for their help during this time. We have worked together as a tight knit unit, focusing on delivering for our customers. To our suppliers who have been faced with their own difficulties, thank you for your support. To our customers who have had to deal with long delivery times and increased costs, thank you very much for your patience. EDGE is a growing organisation and working closely with all our stakeholders in the context of mutual respect and teamwork has allowed this growth to continue over the last three years. Continual growth during the pandemic is remarkable and a testament to who we all are and how we conduct ourselves. We accept this award as recognition of that success” Darragh Cullen, EDGE Innovate Managing Director.
Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. EDGE Innovate has demonstrated outstanding success in its respective field of international trade. It has been an exceptionally hard few years for businesses and this achievement is testament to the resilience of the entire EDGE Innovate business network has shown through these unprecedented times.
EDGE Innovate currently export both its material handling and recycling equipment to almost 70 unique countries via a 50 strong distributor network. The company has experienced exceptional growth with exports rising from 85% in 2016 to
94.4% in 2020. Given the growth trajectory, the company has successfully completed the construction of a new 37,500ft² facility to house a new paint shop and stores facilities. This expansion has resulted in a 30% increase in production capacity.
EDGE Innovate also have plans to start construction on a new Customer Welcome Centre to house our ever-expanding sales, marketing and aftersales departments. The new, improved, larger manufacturing facilities and office space will enable EDGE Innovate to increase its production capacity and allow for the introduction of new production lines for the latest product innovations in an efficient manner, with the aim of increasing; EDGE Innovate’s sales volume and exporting figures even further.