electronics industry newsLuton based, Jaltek Systems Ltd picked up a winning prize at the regional heats of a major national manufacturing awards programme organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The awards, which recognise excellence among manufacturing companies in seven categories, as well as five Apprentice categories, were held virtually at an online ceremony for the Midlands and East of England.

Jaltek, which has designed and manufactured electronic systems across a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, energy, medical and security, for over 30 years picked up the Business Growth and Strategy award.

Judges of the Business Growth and Strategy category said that they were “impressed with the clarity of the company’s primary growth strategy; offering a service to small disruptive businesses. The financial outcomes were impressive and they showed positive collaboration with Universities.”

Steve Pittom, Jaltek’s Managing Director commented on the win saying; “We feel honoured and thrilled to have won in this highly competitive category. It is a whole team effort that has led us here and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone. Not only the Jaltek team but also our customers and suppliers. Jaltek has evolved and grown significantly in recent years. As part of this we have transferred some of the skills and expertise employed in serving the needs of our larger customers to support smaller enterprises. The team has relished the opportunity to work with new disruptive technologies and partner with high- potential start-ups. The culture within our business is collaborative, enabling and always open to meeting new challenges and I’m excited to see what we do next.’

Charlotte Horobin, Midlands Region Director for Make UK, said: “These awards are a testament to the dynamic companies and individuals working within engineering and manufacturing. The sector has been at the heart of delivering during the crisis and as we re-build our economy there will be a bright future for companies and individuals that make the most of their talent.”

As a regional winner in their category Jaltek will go forward to attend online national judging in early December with results being announced in January 2021.