Sonardyne International Ltd. has been formally presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire. Dame Mary Fagan presented the Award in the Innovation category for Sonardyne’s Sixth Generation (6G®) product platform during a visit to the company’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Yateley, Hampshire. As part of her visit, the Lord-Lieutenant was given a tour of Sonardyne’s campus, spread across three buildings on Blackbushe Business Park, including the company’s Engineering, Production and Machine Shop facilities.
Headquartered in the UK with regional offices in Aberdeen, Brazil, Houston, Plymouth and Singapore, Sonardyne is recognised as a pioneer in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, wireless communications and sonar imaging technology. Users for the company’s products are found in the offshore energy, ocean research and maritime security industries.
Launched in 2010, Sonardyne’s award winning 6G platform was judged by The Queen’s Award review panel to have addressed users’ needs for underwater technology that is low risk, versatile and easy to use. 6G products have made an impact on diverse subsea operations around the world and, in 2013/14, were exported to 55 different countries.
“We are honoured to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, to our Hampshire headquarters for the presentation of The Queen’s Award. This is the third occasion in 20 years she has visited us to present us with a Queen’s Award and we’re proud to show her how the company has progressed and grown from the small rented premises we occupied in 1994 to the prestigious multi-building manufacturing and production facility it is today.”
The Queen’s Award is conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II, on advice of the Prime Minister, and is the highest award a UK business can receive.
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