Edge Innovate – win a second Queen’s Award for International Trade

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EDGE Innovate received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. EDGE Innovate now joins an elite group of multiple Queen’s Award-winning companies after winning their first Queen’s Award in 2019. Announced today (Thursday 21 April), EDGE Innovate has been recognized for excellence in international business. EDGE Innovate is one of seven companies to win two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2022. Directly employing 170 people, the family business was established in 2008.

EDGE Innovate develops, manufactures, markets and exports sophisticated technologies for crushing, stacking, screening and sorting of primary and secondary raw materials in production and recycling processes. The company currently exports 94.4% of its products outside the UK from its 187,000 ft² manufacturing facility in County Tyrone. The family brand has developed a strong presence in foreign markets such as North America, Australia and the Middle East.

“The EDGE Innovate team is absolutely thrilled to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award is a recognition of the hard work and resilience of all our stakeholders over the past three years, especially during the pandemic. With staff suffering from covid, isolated and with forced confinement, it has been an extremely difficult time. I would like to thank our entire team for their help during this period. We worked together as a tight-knit unit, focusing on delivery for our customers. To our suppliers who have faced their own challenges, thank you for your support. To our customers who have faced long delivery times and increased costs, thank you very much for your patience. EDGE is a growing organization and working closely with all our stakeholders in an environment of mutual respect and teamwork has allowed this growth to continue over the past three years. The continued growth during the pandemic is remarkable and a testament to who we all are and how we conduct ourselves. We accept this award in recognition of this success” Darragh Cullen, Managing Director of EDGE Innovate.

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the country’s most prestigious business awards, recognizing and celebrating business excellence across the UK. EDGE Innovate has demonstrated outstanding success in its respective field of international business. The past few years have been exceptionally challenging for businesses and this achievement is a testament to the resilience of the entire EDGE Innovate business network that has shown through these unprecedented times.

EDGE Innovate currently exports both its material handling and recycling equipment to nearly 70 unique countries through a network of 50 strong distributors. The company has experienced exceptional growth with exports increasing from 85% in 2016 to

94.4% in 2020. Given the growth trajectory, the company has successfully completed construction of a new 37,500 sq. ft. facility to house a new paint shop and stores. This expansion resulted in a 30% increase in production capacity.

EDGE Innovate also plans to begin construction of a new customer welcome center to house our ever-expanding sales, marketing and after-sales services. The new manufacturing facilities and the upgraded and larger offices will allow EDGE Innovate to increase its production capacity and enable the introduction of new production lines for the latest product innovations in an efficient manner, with the aim of increasing; EDGE Innovate’s sales volume and export figures go even further.

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