AnTech Global Growth Results in Queen’s Award for Enterprise

 29th April 2021

AnTech, the market leading designer and manufacturer of products for the upstream oil and gas industry, has been honoured with the highest accolade a UK-based business can receive – The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Exeter-headquartered AnTech, which operates overseas facilities in Texas and Saudi Arabia, is one of just 205 UK organisations to be recognised with the prestigious award, based on its outstanding overseas growth within a three-year period.

Established in 1992 and currently employing 49 staff across its entities, AnTech designs, manufactures and tests all products in-house, spanning all areas of mechanical, electrical and software design engineering. Rated to the highest industry standards, AnTech products and services are used worldwide by the top three oil and gas service providers, as well as blue-chip operators within the industry.

“We are extremely proud to have secured such prestigious recognition. This reflects our collective achievement as a team and our growing global presence, as we continue to operate at the forefront of innovation in oilfield technology,” comments Carly Sugden, Finance Director for AnTech.

Commenting on the importance of international trade to the company, Carly adds:

“As a UK business operating in a highly specialised global industry, exporting is crucial to our success. Our overseas customers’ requirements are fundamental in helping us improve and foster new product development offerings, as new markets bring additional technical or commercial challenges.

“Equally important, our global customer base brings with it a resilience against oil price volatility and the effects of regional recessions. Our thanks go to our clients for giving us the opportunity to diversify and grow internationally.”

About The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.  

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.  

This year 205 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility). 5 of these businesses won double awards.  

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 include:  

• 122 awards for International Trade • 48 awards for Innovation • 17 awards for Sustainable Development • 18 awards for Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility) 

About AnTech

AnTech Ltd provides products and drilling services to the upstream oil and gas industry. 

Its portfolio includes equipment for permanent monitoring, coiled tubing, data acquisition, wireline and perforating projects.

Its products are used all over the world by the top three industry service providers while its Coiled Tubing Drilling Services are directly targeted at oil and gas operators with declining fields that want to take advantage of its downhole CTD equipment in underbalanced drilling conditions.

It designs, manufactures and tests all its equipment in-house, spanning all areas of mechanical, electronic and software design engineering. 

Its products are rated to the highest industry standards onshore and offshore and in some cases are designed to be used in Zone 1 environments. These standards include ISO 9001, ATEX, IECEx and API 6A. 

AnTech made the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing sales (6th December 2020), The Manufacturer Top 100 Awards x5 (11th November 2020 – Inspiring Leader, Unsung Hero x2, Innovator & Young Pioneer)

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