Idem Safety Switches has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Accompanied by the Mayor of Bolton and the Deputy Mayor of Wigan, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester, Ms Diane Hawkins LL JP LLB presented the Queen’s Award to Medi Mohtasham, founder and managing director of Idem.
Idem is recognised worldwide as a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of guard interlocks, rope switches, e-stops, RFID contactless and trapped key systems. Headquartered in Wigan, Lancashire, the company places a strong emphasis on research and new design development to ensure its customers are at the forefront of machine and conveyor safety.
The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade recognises UK companies with a minimum of £100,000 in overseas sales and several years of outstanding and consistent growth. Idem’s reputation for reliable safety devices has allowed the company to grow its sales to the extent that more than 90% of its production is now exported. Through a network of industry partners and distributors, the Idem Safety Switches is now represented on every continent, with products available in more than 40 countries.
On receiving the award, Motasham said: “I am immensely proud of our company’s achievements. The Idem team has worked incredibly hard to develop new and innovate ways of advancing the safety of industrial processes. Our growth in global sales, and this award in particular, is testament to all that hard work.”
Congratulating the company on achieving this prestigious award, the Lord Lieutenant commented: “It is always a pleasure to recognise business achievements, especially as IDEM is the only company in Wigan borough to achieve this award.”