BUSINESSES across the West Midlands have been recognised for their contribution to British industry in the Queen’s Awards for 2015.

A Coventry engineering firm which exports 80% of its UK-manufactured products, Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry University, a Birmingham healthcare firm and The Midcounties Co-operative have all been recognised in the awards, which have been announced today.

Coventry-based T A Savery & Co, which trades as energy absorption specialist Oleo International and hydraulic solutions provider Savery Hydraulics, has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade.

The award comes at an exciting time for the company, which has recently manufactured the world’s largest elevator buffer system, launched an industry-first global online sales portal, and expanded its international presence with new sales operations in Spain, North America and China.

The company has been successfully exporting its products for the last 60 years.

The company’s chairman, Sul Sahota, said the award was testament to the company’s innovative design and manufacturing processes, which all take place in the UK.

He said: “We are delighted to have been awarded one of the most celebrated and high-profile awards for commercial success.

“We have been designing and manufacturing all our products from the UK and exporting them overseas for many years and we owe this award to our staff, stakeholders, suppliers  and quality processes here in the UK, and to our strong global network of distributors, agents and service centres.“

T A Savery designs and manufactures hydraulics solutions in the UK for customers internationally and currently has operations in China, Germany, the USA and an office in India.

Savery Hydraulics designs and manufactures hydraulic systems for the Ministry of Defence, the energy sector and automotive, and recently designed and installed a hydraulic ring main system at Jaguar Land Rover.

Oleo International designs and manufactures elevator, rail and industrial buffers in the UK and has a strong sales presence in countries such as Sweden, France and Australia. Oleo recently manufactured the world’s largest elevator buffer system, which will be installed into some of the world’s tallest buildings. The buffer is the only one in the world designed to support elevator drop speeds in excess of 20 metres per second.

The company also has the world’s tallest buffer testing tower situated on site at its Coventry plant.

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