A BUSINESS which recently relocated from Halesowen to Droitwich has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
Armstrong Fluid Technology won the accolade which recognises the improvements it has made to daily operations, contributions to the sustainability of customers, and support for sustainability projects in local communities.
It means the firm will be able to bear the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.
Of the exclusive list of just 205 organisations recognised this year, Armstrong Fluid Technology is one of only 17 to receive an award in the Sustainable Development category.
Armstrong Fluid Technology was established in Canada in 1934, and has been manufacturing plantrooms at the Heywood Wharf site in Halesowen since 2004. The company pre-assembles plantrooms that provide heating and cooling for facilities such as hospitals, apartment blocks, universities and offices.
Earlier this year the company announced plans to move to larger premises in Pointon Way, Droitwich to accommodate further growth in production capacity. Work has already begun to upgrade the environmental performance of the new site, with the installation of energy-efficient sensor LED lighting.
From the base in Droitwich, Armstrong will continue to serve customers in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
In 2013, the company brought together its sustainability efforts to form a single global programme called ‘Planet Proposition’.
Led by Steve Cooper, the sustainable design director, it was aimed at driving progress towards more ambitious environmental targets and improvements.
Charles Armstrong, the company’s executive chairman, said: “Sustainability is a key driver within our business.
“We are leading the way in developing innovative energy-saving solutions that help customers to reduce their environmental impact.
“In our own facilities, we continue to reduce energy use, and the related greenhouse gas emissions.
“We also run local projects to help the community at large become more sustainable.
“We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made in the West Midlands, and we’re honoured to have our work recognised through this award.”