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Brother Industries triumphs at national awards

Brother Industries (UK) Ltd., the toner cartridge manufacturer based in Wrexham, Wales, has won a coveted award at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014.

The company was presented with a trophy at a special ceremony on Tuesday 30 September at WMG, University of Warwick, after winning the Hexagon Metrology Award for Sustainable Manufacturing.

Christopher Simpson, Chairman of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards Executive, said:

“Brother Industries (UK) Ltd. is a UK company that is truly leading the way in manufacturing sustainability. The company reuses 95% of its components and no longer sends any waste to landfill. Brother’s Japanese parent company now regularly consults the people working in Wrexham on how to ‘design for life’ and the judges were hugely impressed with the comprehensive nature of the company’s efforts on sustainability.”

Craig McCubbin, Managing Director, from Brother Industries (UK) Ltd said:

“Sustainable manufacturing is at the heart of what we do, it’s the basis of our business model. So, we’re extremely proud to win such a prestigious award as it reflects the hard work and commitment of all our staff to make manufacturing sustainable.”

The Manufacturing Excellence Awards programme has been helping UK manufacturing companies improve for over 30 years. This year marks the launch of a new, streamlined online process aimed at easing the path to gaining individually tailored expert advice.

The Manufacturing Excellence Awards was established in 1982 and is widely recognised in the business world for promoting the very best of UK manufacturing.

The 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards is run in partnership with AESSEAL®, The ERA Foundation, Grant Thornton, Lombard, NatWest, Renishaw and WMG. This year’s sponsor is Hexagon Metrology and Supporters are MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service), the Department for Business and Innovation, the MTC, and Power Panels.