Colortrac, a leading innovator in the field of wide format scanning technology, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise 2012 in the category of International Trade.
Colortrac sales of their SmartLF large format scanners and SmartWorks
software achieved a substantial and sustained increase in export
earnings over a three year period to a level which is considered
outstanding for the products and services concerned.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British
businesses and other organizations that excel at international trade,
innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK
awards for British businesses and the scheme was established as The
Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30th November 1965.
Expanding on the implications of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise,
Colortrac Executive Director Peter Brown noted that “Clearly the
worldwide economic downturn has had an adverse impact on the performance
of many markets and businesses over the past three years.
Colortrac’s long term investments in development of innovative wide
format scanner and software products and the expansion of our ISO
certified manufacturing facilities, has provided us with greater
capacity and the flexibility to react to our customers’ requirements in
terms of product quality, performance, functionality and value.
These financial results and the growth in Colortrac
market share are a strong validation of our strategic product and
business direction. We have a profitable base from which to continue
our market expansion and The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is a very
pleasing confirmation of our recent success, spurring us on to strive
for greater future achievements”.
Furthermore, Peter said "I am delighted our customers have seen the
benefits of the quality, innovation and creative thinking put into the
SmartLF large format scanners and SmartWorks imaging software that we
produce. Customers understand how these technical innovations and
SmartWorks software features can increase their business productivity
and performance. We have a rapidly increasing order book which,
combined with planned new product introductions, should provide us with
continuing profitable growth in our business, even in this difficult
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are made on the advice of the Prime
Minister after examination of applications by an Advisory Committee
composed of leading individuals from industry, commerce and government.
The awards are conferred annually by the reigning British monarch
Elizabeth II on her majesty’s birthday on 21st April.