Crowborough, UK, July 2022 – Queen’s Award winners and expert manufacturer of gas sensors for medical and industrial applications, Hummingbird Sensing Technology, has attended a special ceremony (JULY 12).
Chris Edwards, Technical Manager for Hummingbird Sensing Technology – the brand of which was launched in 2011 by Servomex – represented the company at a reception held at Buckingham Palace in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, after the company was announced a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Hummingbird received the accolade after demonstrating significant growth in international trade over the last six years. Part of this growth is attributed to the ways in which Hummingbird responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to maintain commitments to industrial customers, the team developed a faster-to-produce model of the Paramagnetic oxygen sensor for non-medical OEM customers. In order to do so, the team implemented a three-year development program over the course of just 14 weeks, introducing stringent hygiene measures and a seven-day-a-week shift system to allow better social distancing, while trying to meet the heavy demand from partners in the healthcare market for its sensors as the global need for critical care ventilators soared.
Other winners of the awards, announced in April this year, also attended the prestigious event.
“We are incredibly humbled by this award and I am privileged to have represented Hummingbird to receive this award which has come as a result of the tremendous hard work by so many,” Chris said.
“As a global business, operating with a local level of service and support, we were so dependent on every single team member giving it their all in order to ensure we were able to deliver to o
ur customers at a time when the world was changing at a rapid pace and the demand for our products was at an all-time high.
“This award is for everyone who gave so much of their time, working so diligently, and demonstrates that our approach to the pandemic was the right course of action as we sought to meet t
he increased demand for our critical care medical devices while also delivering to our non-medical OEM customers.”
Chris Edwards, Technical Manager, at Buckingham Palace
An acknowledged innovator in gas analysis technologies for 70 years, Servomex is the originator of and world leader in paramagnetic sensing technology and has an exceptional reputation in the development of calorimetry, coulometric,flame ionization, gas chromatography, infrared, laser moisture, thin film aluminum oxide, plasma, spectroscopic,thermal conductivity, tunable diode laser and zirconia technologies.
Servomex has extensive experience of working with multi-national companies, ensuring our knowledge and expertise closely matches customers’ requirements. Understanding the delivery of repeatable, dependable data for the safe and efficient operation of industrial processes including Industrial Gases, Hydrocarbon Processing, Metals & Mining, Power Generation and Specialist Applications has led to the development of our high-performance, cost-effective gas analysis product ranges.
Servomex has a commitment to providing a complete industry solution to gas analysis extends across our business, with our Hummingbird Sensing Technology brand delivering our technology to OEM partners. Servomex is part of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of instrumentation and controls to global markets.
About Hummingbird Sensing Technology
Hummingbird Sensing Technology is a proud recipient of the 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Hummingbird’s ethos is that the only way to develop effective gas sensor technology is to understand its customers. This close cooperation has enabled Hummingbird to develop a range of world-leading sensor technologies.
By listening to the world’s leading medical and industrial manufacturers, Hummingbird innovate sensing technologies that offer consistently superior performance, exceptional reliability and the best possible cost-of-ownership.
By constantly re-evaluating all aspects of design and manufacture to improve performance, Hummingbird continue to push the envelope in terms of research and development. The ‘next-generation’ design ethos of Hummingbird offers customers a range of system integration, flexibility, compliance and reliability currently unrivalled in the OEM oxygen sensor market.
It’s this approach that led to Hummingbird winning a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its world leading paramagnetic oxygen sensing technology in 2016.
Manufactured to the highest build quality at Hummingbird’s state-of-the-art ISO 9001-certified UK facility, RoHS II compliance has been introduced across the entire Hummingbird product range to meet regional legislative requirements, ensuring our sensor products lead in environmentally friendly practice.
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