9 January 2013
Accutronics wins Award for Innovation in Products and Processes at the Manufacturing Excellence Awards
We are delighted to congratulate our portfolio business Accutronics, on winning the heavily contested Lombard Award for Innovation in Products and Processes at the Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The company was handed the trophy by Michael Portillo, the former Conservative Party politician and Cabinet Minister, at a ceremony held at The Dorchester in London.
This prestigious award recognises Accutronics’ exceptional performance in areas such as research and development strategies, product innovation and manufacturing. The accolade is an acknowledgement of the company’s success, having transformed itself following a management-buy-out backed by Catapult Venture Managers Limited in 2009, into a profitable multi-million pound turnover British-owned business in just three years.
An expert in the design, development and manufacture of rechargeable batteries for high performance electronic devices, Accutronics’ smart batteries offer advanced functionality and features such as charge control, fuel gauging and device communication.
One of Accutronics’ products, the Intelligent Power Vault (IPV) is a perfect example of the company’s commitment to innovation and lean manufacturing practices. IPV is a unique multi-battery power source which is ideal for powering medical and industrial devices. The innovative modular design of the IPV provides flexibility and scalability and permits transportation without the costs normally associated with large Lithium Ion batteries.
Rob Phillips, managing director of Accutronics said “the rigorous M-EX application and assessment process gave us a bird’s eye view of our business strategy and provided very valuable benchmarking feedback. These past three years have been incredibly exciting for us and no efforts have been spared with research, product development and improving manufacturing processes.”