It was a proud day at CMB Engineering on 22 January 2015.
The Princess Royal, Princess Anne visited Shipley to present The Queen’s Award for International Trade to Yorkshire-based engineering company CMB.
This is the second time the company has received the UK’s most prestigious business award in the International Trade Category and their third Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
CMB Engineering, a market leader in the design, development and manufacture of can making equipment has a pedigree dating back to the 1930s; it was able to meet a rigorous criteria that included demonstrating substantial growth in overseas earnings.
CMB supplies equipment to a wide range of customers on 6 continents, including all of the major can makers.
Following the visit, Andrew Truelove, General Manager at CMB said:
We were thrilled to host The Princess Royal, Princess Anne at CMB Engineering. It’s a privilege to celebrate our international accomplishments while, at the same time, showcase our UK manufacturing heritage here in Shipley.
"We have been operating from the Dockfield Road site for over 50 years, where we have experienced continuous business growth, and we look forward to exciting years ahead as the company continues to expand internationally. Also, in 2014, we launched our new Academy – a global first in the industry – serving as a platform to train our customers worldwide with in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of seaming and can making.
"It truly is a proud day in our history, and for all of us at CMB.
Geoff Gargon, Plant Manager, who joined CMB in 1971 added:
Today has been one of the most special days in my 43 years at the company. It has been an honour for the whole staff.
"It was a fantastic occasion, and meeting Princess Anne will live long in our memories.
We at the Queen’s Awards Office would like to send our warmest congratulations to everyone at CMB Engineering for their remarkable achievements.