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Emulate3d Ltd receives Queen's award for enterprise

Emulate3D is celebrating being named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise - the UK’s highest accolade for business success. We received our award for Innovation in recognition of the work done in developing the Emulate3D Controls Testing (ECT) range. Implementing and testing industrial automation system controls can now be carried out off line, making acceptance tests straightforward and resulting in more robust controls, delivered on time, and within budget. Emulate3D Controls Testing is used worldwide wherever there are automation systems in industries ranging from automotive manufacturing, food production, paper processing, material handling equipment, and airport baggage handling.

Director Ian McGregor states, “Traditional on-site acceptance testing was always a difficult time, as the controls are the final part of the system to be put in place and tested before handover, and so often fell victim to project delays and last minute modifications. Cost overruns were frequently caused by this unpredictable phase of the project. By taking controls testing off the critical path, Emulate3D Controls Testing allows comprehensive testing to be carried out more safely and at lower cost, earlier in the project, resulting in thoroughly tested control systems.”

Emulate3D Ltd celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and provides development, marketing and support from the UK headquarters, and user training and support in the US office. Outside of the US, where we distribute directly, Emulate3D products are sold and supported by trained independent distributors.       

Approximately 160 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.