Transdek makes it a royal double

Mark Adams (left), MD of Transdek, receives the Queen's Award from Sir Andrew Buchanan, the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

Mark Adams (left), MD of Transdek, receives the Queen's Award from Sir Andrew Buchanan, the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

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A TOP-performing manufacturer has been presented with its second royal accolade for innovation.

Transdek, which makes loading equipment, received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir Andrew Buchanan.

Visiting the Harworth-based business as his final engagement before retiring from service, Sir Andrew said: “I’m thrilled that my last presentation of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation has been made to a British company that makes innovation a central part of the equipment it produces to improve product distribution by vehicles.”

Transdek also received a Queen’s Award in 2003 and managing director Mark Adams said that gaining a second one was a great achievement for everyone at the company.

Mr Adams thanked staff for their hard work and added: “The award cements our position as the leading innovator in our field but we won’t be resting on our laurels. We have more ideas to improve the supply chain in the pipeline and our goal is to win a hat-trick of Queen’s Awards.”

Customers to benefit from Transdek’s innovation include Tesco, which has been able to convert its top 100 stores for deliveries from double deck trailers, retail chain Boots and car parts retailer Halfords.