Weir Minerals Europe Achieves Queen’s Award
Weir Minerals Europe has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for
Enterprise for the second time.
The business was granted the award in recognition of the
significant growth it has achieved in international trade over the
past six years.
Headquartered in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, over 90 per cent of
Weir Minerals Europe’s revenue comes from overseas sales, and the
business serves customers in over 20 countries, including many of
the world’s biggest mining and industrial companies.
In recent years, in order to develop closer relationships with its
customers across Europe, Weir Minerals has invested heavily in its
service presence, launching new service centres in Germany,
Benelux, Scandinavia, Ukraine, Hungary, Spain, Turkey and
The business has also recently upgraded its production facilities
at the Todmorden site, which dates back to 1893, with a £5 million
expansion to increase capacity, improve efficiency, reduce lead
time to customers and create employment opportunities.
Tony Locke, managing director of Weir Minerals Europe, said: “The
Queen’s Award is a stamp of excellence recognised not only in the
UK, but also internationally.
A combination of hard work, technical expertise and the ability to
adapt to changing market conditions has allowed us to continue to
build our international presence and become a supplier of choice
for customers in every territory and sector in which we
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our employees for
their commitment over the past six years and beyond, without which
this achievement would not have been possible.”
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