Agricultural engineering company Agrimech has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its outstanding progress in the international sales market.
Based at Three Holes, Agrimech, which supplies weighing, sealing and packing solutions for the agricultural sector, was founded in 2009 and entered the export market in 2018, targeting North America.
In that time its overseas sales has grown by more than 200 per cent.
In addition to the honour, representatives of the family-run business will be invited to a Buckingham Palace reception in July, hosted by the Prince of Wales.
“This is such a thrill for everyone on the Agrimech team. The dedication and hard work that everyone has put in over the years to build up such a good reputation for quality machinery and excellent customer service has earned us awards before, but recognition like this, for our success on the global stage, takes things to another level altogether,” said company co-founder, Belinda Smith.
Agrimech’s export success has focused on the North American potato industry and over the next five years the company hopes overseas sales will account for up to 40 per cent of its business.
“In 2018, we recognised that to prosper and progress, we needed to look at different markets for opportunities to build our brand name internationally and we felt it would help drive us to continue to innovate and introduce new products to our range,” said co-founder Darren Smith.