Gardner Denver named Manufacturer of the Year at prestigious awards ceremony

Gardner Denver, one of the leading manufacturers of compressors, vacuum pumps and blowers, has been named Manufacturer of the Year at the Motion Control Industry Awards 2019.

Now in its fourth year, the prestigious awards celebrate outstanding achievement and product innovation within the motion control industry. Winners were announced during a ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Solihull on May 22.

Gardner Denver fought off competition from a number of other respected organisations to be named Manufacturer of the Year 2019. The judging panel of industry experts felt that the company had demonstrated outstanding standards in areas including technical expertise and advice, bespoke and customised product solutions, clarity of documentation, on-time delivery and aftersales service.

Gardner Denver’s significant investments in its European Manufacturing Centres of Excellence helped set it apart from other finalists in the highly-contested Manufacturer of the Year category. The state-of-the-art facilities enable the leading producer of compressors, vacuum pumps and blowers to ensure that its machines, assembly processes and logistics remain cutting-edge.

This huge investment has resulted in high on-time delivery rates and industry-leading quality control, while many components are now able to be manufactured in-house.

Furthermore, Gardner Denver has established a dedicated team of experts tasked with developing custom-engineered solutions. This means that bespoke systems can be created to meet any client requirement. Recent examples have seen members of the team adapt systems to include pre-installed piping work, and to tolerate higher levels of heat than is normally required.

Gardner Denver was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Technical Innovation award category for its air analytics platform, iConn. The cloud-based programme helps to deliver optimised energy usage and improved performance. The system is fitted as standard to an ever-growing range of Gardner Denver’s market-leading industrial compressor brands.

Enrique Minarro Viseras, VP Industrials EMEAI at Gardner Denver, said: “We are proud and extremely delighted that our hard work and achievements have been recognised at these prestigious awards. In recent years we‘ve invested heavily in our manufacturing centres of excellence, upgrading machines, processes, assembly processes and logistics. This has resulted in extremely high customer satisfaction and industry-leading quality levels.

“We believe this award – and the fact that an experienced panel of judges also named Gardner Denver as a finalist in the Technical Innovation category for our cloud-based iConn platform – recognises our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that really make a difference to our customers’ businesses.”

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