Welsh Manufacturer Rototherm Shortlisted in Prestigious Awards


A Welsh manufacturing business, Rototherm Group, has been shortlisted in for two awards at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019.

Rototherm Group will now go head to head with manufacturers across the country for the title of “Operational Excellence” & “International Trade”.

Over 50 of Britain’s top manufacturing companies have made it through to the finals of the UK’s largest and most rigorous industry awards programme: The Manufacturer MX Awards (TMMX Awards).

2019 has been a bumper year for entries with a significant number of new companies entering including Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Weetabix, and commercial printer Bluetree Group, alongside regular participants including Accolade Wines, Domino Printing Group and Tharsus – all vying to win 11 category awards and ultimately the coveted title of Manufacturer of the Year.

The shortlist represents the true diversity of UK manufacturing, ranging from smaller companies like filter and capacitator – maker MPE Ltd and Jotun Paints of Scunthorpe, to mailing machine OEM Pitney Bowes and global aerospace manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems in Prestwick, Scotland.

Oliver Conger, from the Rototherm Group, said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the “Operational Excellence” & “International Trade” awards. For an SME like us, becoming a finalist amongst such amazing established companies is already a great achievement and we are really looking forward to the big event.”

The finalists go through to the second round of the competition where judging teams travel the length and breadth of the UK to visit the factories to gather first-hand evidence of their entries in action or present at a judging day.

Judges include previous TMMX Awards winners, Fellows from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), representatives from each of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres (HVMC), leading academics and industry experts.

TMMX Awards are organised by The Manufacturer in partnership with IMechE. It is a matter of pride for both organisers that the experience provides real value to participants, above and beyond anything offered by similar awards schemes. After each round of judging, every entrant is provided with feedback from judges, a particularly valuable feature during the second round, when judges visit entrants onsite. Their expert assessment of what they discover during this detailed process has been described by previous entrants as a ‘free consultancy’ report, helping them benchmark themselves against the very best in the manufacturing sector.

The winners will be announced at The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony and gala dinner taking place on 14 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The evening will be the culmination and highlight of Digital Manufacturing Week – attracting over 800 attendees to celebrate the very best of British industry over a sumptuous 3 course dinner with a very special guest speaker.