The award recognises the Company’s development of its Qdos pump technology the world’s first self-contained, chemical metering pump.
Qdos, the innovative chemical metering pump wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018. This category rewards world class innovation coupled with proof of five years of sustained sales.
Qdos pumps provide more accurate, linear and repeatable metering than conventional diaphragm metering pumps and feature a single, no-tools component change with integral leak detection, reducing process downtime and lowering the overall cost of ownership.
Watson-Marlow Limited is headquartered in Falmouth in Cornwall and is a leading manufacturer of peristaltic pumps and tubing. It is part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, a world leader in peristaltic pumps and complete fluid path technologies.
Watson-Marlow is one of 230 businesses from across the UK to have been recognised for its contribution to innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.
Simon Nicholson, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Limited comments:
“To win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation is fantastic news for our business. It is a marker of the tremendous energy and commitment of our staff as well as their pursuit of the very best in product innovation. Every member of our team can celebrate his or her part in this prestigious win. We are truly honoured and delighted to find ourselves in receipt of a Queen’s Award for the second year in a row.
“Qdos is no ordinary pump technology. The judges have clearly recognised the tremendous work undertaken by our product design team. Qdos provides a solution to a wide range of industrial and environmental applications that require chemical dosing. The market demanded cost effective systems, offering increased safety and low operational expenditure. This is precisely what we delivered and as such, Qdos – which is manufactured here in our Falmouth factory - is now deployed all over the world.”
Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said:
“The UK has some of the most entrepreneurial and innovative minds in the world delivering jobs, growth and greater choice for consumers and I am proud to see a wealth of these businesses being recognised today.”