Birmingham-based specialistin aircraft tyre and tube production Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has been presented with the award in recognition of their achievements in international trade.
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Paul Sabapathy CBE, presented the award to Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman Ian Edmondson. “We had a fantastic centenary last year, which included a visit to the factory by HRH the Duke of York and I’m delighted that we can now celebrate our successful international expansion with this prestigious award,” said Edmonson.
“Geographic expansion is essential for our future success and the investments we are making in facilities, equipment and new product development will place Dunlop in a strong position to further increase its international presence in the years ahead,” he added.
After six years of consistent international growth, overseas earnings now account for almost 80 per cent of the company’s turnover, with, Egyptair, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, and Saudi Arabian Airlines among the growing list Dunlop’s international customer base. Also included in the customer base are defence and military operators, airframe manufacturers, and leaders in maintenance repair and overhaul.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is presented to British companies and businesses that excel at international trade. It is regarded as the highest official reward for UK companies, and is given to companies on advice of the Prime Minister.