AMI Exchangers Win Queens Award for International Trade
15th September- 2010
On the 14th September 2010, Sir Paul Nicholson, the Queens’ Lord Lieutenant of Durham visited AMI Exchangers to present the Queens Award. Sir Paul and his aides were met by John Wiffen, Managing Director of AMI Exchangers Ltd. and were introduced to Peter Jackson (Group Chairman), Nick Welford (Sales Director) and Lawrence Waller (founder of AMI). Sir Paul was shown the design and manufacturing process that has enabled AMI to become the leading manufacturer of replacement marine heat exchangers and was shown how the company had expanded over its 25 years from its humble beginnings in an old RAF building to the purpose built factory in 2001. He was then shown the new building and machinery which is part of the company’s ongoing £500,000 expansion. The official presentation of the crystal bowl and certificate followed whereupon the Lord Lieutenant congratulated AMI Exchangers on winning the award and thanked the company for the contributions made to UK trade.
John Wiffen thanked Sir Paul on behalf of all employees, for this very prestigious award. He added that this award not only recognises the achievements to UK trade but it validates our “no nonsense” attitude to products and service. “There are few employees here today that have not gone that extra mile to help our customers” he said.
As part of the award, AMI Sales Director Nick Welford and Sales Manager Stuart Henderson were invited to attend the ceremony in Buckingham Palace and to receive personal congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen.
AMI are the world’s largest manufacturer of replacement marine charge air coolers and manufacture a wide range of other types of heat exchangers for marine and industrial applications.