Hardide Obtains Queen’s Award for International Trade

18 May 2020

UK coating technology company, Hardide plc, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. 

The company develops, manufactures and applies nanostructured wear, corrosion and erosion resistant coatings to a wide range of high wear/high value engineering components including pumps and valves.

The Oxfordshire-based company wins the award for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales. Hardide’s international sales increased by 152% over three years. Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognize British businesses who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.

The business is to double its UK footprint later this year with a move to a 20,000 sq ft custom-fitted new manufacturing facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The company currently employs 35 people in the UK and 13 in the US.

Image credit: Hardide plc