We have seen off the challenge of firms from a range of industries to win a coveted manufacturing award.
We were named Manufacturer of the Year among companies with turnovers of more than £25 million at the Made in the South East Awards.
Judges said the win reflected our “outstanding contribution” to the region’s manufacturing sector with a clear demonstration of “excellence, sales growth, increased exports and regional economic impact”.
Their citation reads: “We were impressed with the significant investment programme the company has embarked on, which has enhanced its ability to deliver large volumes of cartridges in response to orders from sectors including municipal water, oil and gas, chemicals and coatings, and healthcare.”
The judging panel, which included experts in export finance and corporate growth, “were also impressed with the many indirect ways Amazon Filters is supporting the Covid-19 effort. For example, their filters are used in the inks that supply the printers used to mark sell-by dates on foods and medicines.”
Neil Pizzey, Amazon Filters Managing Director, said: “Being named Manufacturer of the Year is testament to the dedication and hard work of our team in what has been the most extraordinary 12 months for economies around the world.
“The award shows clear third-party recognition of the success of our dedicated investment in ‘quick and able’ manufacturing capacity at our production centre in Camberley.
“That’s all about ensuring we can turn round orders swiftly and accurately from all industry sectors that deal with process engineering and fluids whether the customer is an end-user, OEM or less specialist filter distributor.
“We’re especially proud of supplying water filters to help frontline NHS and hospitals during the pandemic and serving other critical industries including municipal water and pharmaceuticals.”
Philip Cunliffe, panel chair and regional business editor of awards organiser Insider Media, said: "This has been a really difficult year for the manufacturing sector in the South East but it has risen to the challenge amazingly well.
“The resilience, creativity, fortitude and innovation of the sector shone through in many of the entry submissions we received.”
As well as our award win, we were shortlisted in the Export Award category.