Royal seal of approval for Fort Vale

Fort Vale recently celebrated its fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

Vice lord lieutenant of Lancashire, Colonel Alan Jolly, visited the company’s headquarters in Burnley to present the trophy on behalf of the Queen, to company founder and chairman, Edward Fort OBE.

Edward Fort said: “I am extremely proud of our company and what we have all achieved together. Such an endorsement means that customers can be confident that they are dealing with the best in our field.”

The company has just released a new video on YouTube, showcasing the company’s latest developments. In an interview Ian Wilson, the company’s managing director, explains the company’s philosophy on continual improvement and innovation.

“We are a team of engineers and innovators and firmly believe that adapting to constant change is the only way to move the business forward. Our customers are demanding shorter and shorter lead times and it is only by having our own dedicated foundry that we can control the quality of components and the rate of supply to achieve these demands.

“We have recently constructed a 1,000 m2 research and development unit together with a test facility which will enable Fort Vale to continue to improve and develop its product range and keep the business in its current position in the market.”