A Company in Huddersfield
has underlined its status as a world-class manufacturer by winning a top award. Bradley-based Extract Technology, which makes engineered containment systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology markets, won the best newcomer award at the eighth annual Yorkshire Productivity Awards, which were held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
Technical manager Paul Hudson received the award on behalf of the firm from Elisabeth Bonfield, head of business development for awards sponsor EMTA Awards Ltd. The award recognised Extract Technology’s commitment to improving production efficiency – a commitment which has helped it achieve sales success with major clients across Europe, Australasia, Africa, and Asia as well as in the UK.
Extract Technology was founded in 1981 in Dewsbury before moving to Bradley Junction Industrial Estate in 1990. The company, which has 65 employees, manufactures in-house with 70% of sales going to export. General manager Alan Wainwright said the company’s specialist business and improvements in production efficiency had helped it to withstand the recession. He said: “Despite the global economic downturn and competitive market conditions, we have managed to pick up orders throughout the world and current enquiry activity was promising.”
A recent highlight was the completion of a specialist contract to provide a three-chamber cell culture isolator for the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service in Helsinki. Other recent contracts awarded to Extract include ones to provide isolators for pharmaceutical company Teva in Hungary and for AstraZeneca in Sweden. Extract Technology has also returned with strong leads from recent exhibitions in Rotterdam and Singapore. The latter included a presentation by the company to 150 delegates, which was well-received and is expected to lead to more business…
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