A Blackpool high tech engineering company has taken pole position with three prizes at the Northern Automotive Alliance Awards 2018. Force Technology, based on Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, raced away with the top title Company of the Year sponsored by Bentley. They also won the Logistics Award, sponsored by DHL and came runner up in the International Trade category.
Force Technology designs, manufactures and tests springs for high precision, high duty applications in a range of sectors including supercars and motorsport.
The NAA awards showcase the successes of vehicle manufacturers, supply chain companies and service providers in the region. The theme of the awards this year were low emission vehicles and sustainability and Force was praised for its springs and valvetrain technology in cutting vehicle emissions. What made the company stand out was that it has become a major supplier of high performance springs to some of the largest customers globally in just three years since the business was founded. It was also the first new tenant at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone after it was granted Enterprise Zone status in April 2016.
Steve Williams, managing director at Force Technology explained: “When we started the business, we had one clear vision – to be world class. This approach has enabled us to gain large contracts that traditionally would only have been awarded to companies that have been established for much longer periods of time. I also have to thank the NAA for the excellent support it has provided to help us launch and grow the business so effectively.”