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Collins Aerospace wins the fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Collins Aerospace’s inertial systems business in Plymouth, UK, has won a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the highest official UK honor for British businesses. The award, in the category of international trade, recognizes outstanding export sales year on year. Collins Aerospace is a Raytheon Technologies business.


“This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding achievement of our teams in Plymouth to provide support to our customers in a very competitive global market,” said Kevin Pindard, Managing Director Collins Aerospace Inertial Systems in the UK. “Over the last 3 years, working with UK government agencies, overseas earnings grew by more than 75 % thanks to new export opportunities, secured export licenses and introductions to new customers. On the same period, we invested in highly skilled engineers doubling our headcounts, and major investments in our operations have enabled volumes to increase 400%. Complemented by advancement of our digital infrastructure and Lean credentials removing waste, reducing lead times and maximizing efficiency all help make us the supplier of choice for many customers.”


Now in its 55th year, the Queen's Awards for Enterprise recognize outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of international trade, innovation and sustainable development. The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, are judged to a demanding level, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.


In 2013, Collins Aerospace won the Queen’s Award for Innovation, and this new award for International Trade makes it the 4th recognition for the Company.


Collins Aerospace in Plymouth designs, develops and produces miniature high performance solid state inertial systems that provide stabilization, guidance, navigation and control for an array of systems from land vehicles to satellites. The company is a market leader in micro- electric-mechanical systems (MEMS) based inertial systems, and it supports products in service with 23 military forces worldwide.

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