LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development and supply of the highest quality metal powders and software solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, has been named as one of just ten prestigious Ruban d’Honneur recipients for The Import/Export Award in the 2016/17 European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition.
“This is a great accolade for the LPW team,” says Dr Phil Carroll, Founder and CEO of LPW. “We’ve worked hard to establish our reputation for premium quality metal powders and seamless customer service, and this in turn has supported us to develop our dedicated global sales teams, and to establish a committed network of resellers world-wide who share our passion, vision and ambition. This focus resulted in almost 75% of our total sales being exported in 2015, and we’ve created 54 new positions over the last two years, with plans for many more.”
Former Prime Minister of Belgium and current award judge Yves Leterme commented, “The European Business Awards is a very good stimulus for companies to always try to improve their results…it’s a way of rewarding them for their great efforts.”
“It’s an honour to be awarded the Ruban d’Honneur for the Import/Export Award by a panel with such strong business acumen, international trade experience and cross-cultural expertise,” says Dr Carroll.
LPW was selected from among the 33,000 businesses that engaged in the competition by the panel of highly-respected independent judges because it demonstrated core values of innovation, ethics and success. The company will now undergo an in depth face-to-face interview with the panel, and will find out if it is an overall category winner at the Gala Final in May.
LPW is also competing in the public vote to become the UK’s ‘National Public Champion’, a prize decided by the number of public votes it receives. “Every vote counts, so please cast your vote for us at http://bit.ly/2iZbfKD, ensuring that the UK is represented in Europe by a high-tech company in a progressive manufacturing industry,” adds Dr Carroll.
Established in 2007, LPW Technology is the market leader in the development, processing and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing, and provides a comprehensive range of services for the AM industry. These services include the development of new alloys and expert application support. The company has developed a full range of optimised powders specifically for Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM) with standard powders supplied from stock, and custom and development alloys available on request.
LPW Technology has developed PowderLife®, a unique AM powder lifecycle management system which strictly controls risk for manufacturers, adding confidence, reliability and traceability in metal powder production and repeated AM builds. LPW invests heavily in cutting edge analytical technology and offers a complete powder analysis service.
LPW Technology has its headquarters in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. In June, 2014 the company formally established a US subsidiary LPW Technology Inc. situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, providing analytical services, product inventory and sales support to North and South America.
From these locations the company supplies high quality, certified powders to a global customer base including aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. In 2015, it opened its German sales office and has a global network of resellers in China, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore and Turkey.
The company operates to quality control standards: AS 9100 & AS 9120 for aerospace, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 for medical.
LPW and PowderLife are the registered trademarks of LPW Technology Ltd.
LPW Technology is the proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016.
Source: LPW Technology