InspecVision wins Queen’s Award
Image caption: Dr. Jan Antonis
Mallusk-based company, InspecVision, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for 'outstanding export performance'. It is one of five Northern Ireland firms and 205 organisations in the UK to be recognised with the prestigious award.
The company develops and manufactures 2D and 3D measurement systems for the inspection of manufactured components. Its core market is the sheet metal industry with customers producing components for a wide range of applications, including the automotive and aerospace sectors.
“InspecVision has been recognised for its excellence in international trade, with overseas sales growth of 129% over the last three years. Its main export markets are the United States, China and Europe,” it told ISMR.
The company was established in 2005 by Dr. Jan Antonis and his father, Mike Antonis. Jan Antonis had completed a PhD in computer vision at Queens University Belfast and his father had recently retired as managing director of FG Wilson Engineering. They both identified a gap in the market for high- speed, easy-to-use, lower cost inspection machines and then developed and launched the Planar measurement system for 2D parts. Today, the product range is sold in over 30 countries and has expanded to include 3D inspection.
Dr. Jan Antonis, Managing Director said: “I am very proud to see that InspecVision has achieved the prestigious Queens Awards for Enterprise. This celebrates the dedication and commitment of our team and the immense contribution and support of our distribution partners which has enabled us to deliver world-class quality control solutions to manufacturers across the globe.”
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. Winning businesses may use the Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.