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Titan Steel Wheels win the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise

Published: Tuesday, 28th April 2020 QAE

Titan Steel Wheels, based in rural Cookley, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK, with winners announced each year on HM The Queen's birthday.

Based in Cookley, near Kidderminster, Titan Steel Wheels are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of steel wheels for the off-highway and mobile crane industry. They were established in 1991 and are part of Titan Europe Ltd. The Cookley headquarters is home to the entire production process, which ranges from design to manufacture and to testing. The company’s products are used on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects. These include multi-piece wheels and specially designed and patented single-piece products.

Chris Akers, managing director at Titan Steel Wheels, said: “Winning the Queen’s Award is a fantastic honour and testament to the entire team, who all work tirelessly to ensure we display the innovation and expertise – supplemented by investment in the latest technology – to keep us at the forefront of our markets. We have made excellent progression as a business and this award reflects that success.”

“Exports account for around 98% of our sales and we have witnessed substantial growth in that area over the last three years. Where once we were predominately providing sales to Europe, we now have a truly global presence with major businesses and projects using Titan Steel Wheels products in North and South America, Asia and Australia.”

The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft said:“ The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a highly prestigious and much sought-after award and I am delighted that Titan Steel Wheels have been recognised for their export success.  I am looking forward to visiting the company and presenting them with their award in due course.”

Titan Steel Wheels last won a Queen's Award for Enterprise 12 years ago.  Their award was presented to them by HRH The Duke of Kent on 3 June 2008.




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