Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Supply Chain Computer Technology Group Wins Queen's Enterprise Award

Offline Testing Results in Time and Cost Savings
Shipping News Feature

UK – WORLDWIDE – With the recent announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, considered widely as the country’s highest business accolade, one company at the cutting edge of supply chain technology was delighted to find itself named as one of the lucky recipients. Emulate3D, a branch of the Demo3D group, received the award for the work it put into developing its Emulate3D Controls Testing (ECT) range which simplifies the way automatic production line systems can be verified as viable.

The company produces a series of videos which eloquently explain in detail how acceptance tests for automated supply line technology have become more straightforward and result in more robust controls and timely deliveries whilst remaining within budget, by taking the process offline. The system is now used by household name companies worldwide wherever there are automation systems in industries ranging from automotive manufacturing, food production, paper processing, material handling equipment, and airport baggage handling.

One of this year’s one hundred and sixty or so Queen’s Award winners, Emulate3D Ltd celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and provides development, marketing and support from the UK headquarters, and user training and support in the US office. Outside of the US, where products are distributed directly, Emulate3D products are sold and supported by trained independent distributors. Staff at the Reading based company are clearly delighted by this latest accolade and Director Ian McGregor explained the reason for developing the product, saying:

“Traditional on-site acceptance testing was always a difficult time, as the controls are the final part of the system to be put in place and tested before handover, and so often fell victim to project delays and last minute modifications. Cost overruns were frequently caused by this unpredictable phase of the project. By taking controls testing off the critical path, Emulate3D Controls Testing allows comprehensive testing to be carried out more safely and at lower cost, earlier in the project, resulting in thoroughly tested control systems.”

Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.