Millers Oils has won regional recognition at this year’s prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.
Millers Oils won the Innovation Award, sponsored by HVM Catapult. This award celebrates manufacturing innovation whether demonstrated through product development or operating practices that have driven greater productivity, efficiency or business growth.
Millers Oils was up against stiff competition from a range of innovative businesses - small and large - from across the region. It was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics after impressing them with their NANODRIVE lubricants development. NANODRIVE uses nano technology to significantly reduce friction, thereby reducing energy consumption and wear on parts. This can deliver multiple benefits including performance improvement, increased fuel economy and extended machinery life, and is used in both motorsport and general automotive markets.
With the regional title now secured, Millers Oils will now go on to compete for the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January next year.
Jamie Ryan, Managing Director at Millers Oils, says: “This award is testament to our hard working and dedicated team and focus on research and development, and we are delighted to have won. It puts us on the map as a modern and innovative company and goes some way to demonstrate the valuable contribution made by local manufacturers, like ourselves, to our region. We can’t wait to share this news with all our staff, customers and suppliers.
“It’s fantastic to get this far and now we’re all looking forward to the national finals in January.”
Dick Elsy, Chief Executive at HVM Catapult, says: “Innovation, the drive to deliver ever better goods or services and the focus on continuous improvements in process and practice, is at the heart of every great company. It is key to the efficiency, outstanding productivity and world-beating competitiveness that creates robust, sustainable growth. Innovation creates opportunity but it is challenging. Those who master it deserve our recognition and praise. Millers Oils is a worthy winner of the Innovation Award.”
For more information about the awards visit: www.eef.org.uk/awards/.