Queen’s Award for Titan Steel Wheels
One of the world’s largest manufacturers of steel wheels for the off-highway and mobile crane industry has gained the royal seal of approval. Titan Steel Wheels has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales.
Based in Cookley, near Kidderminster, Titan Steel Wheels has put itself at the forefront of the global off-highway and mobile crane markets in recent years and has now received one of the UK’s top business honours through an award which marks the Queen’s birthday. Titan Steel Wheels received the accolade for its outstanding export performance over the last three years.
“Winning the Queen’s Award is a fantastic honour and is testament to the entire team, who all work tirelessly to ensure we display the innovation and expertise – supplemented by investment in the latest technology – to keep us at the forefront of our markets,” comments Chris Akers, managing director of Titan Steel Wheels. “Exports account for around 98 per cent of our sales and we have witnessed substantial growth in that area over the last three years.
“Where once we were predominantly providing sales to Europe, we now have a truly global presence with major businesses and projects using Titan Steel Wheels products in North and South America, Asia and Australia,” Akers shares. “We have made excellent progression as a business and this award reflects that success.”
Part of Titan Europe Limited and established in 1991, the Cookley headquarters of Titan Steel Wheels is home to the entire production process – from design to manufacturing to testing the products – which include multi-piece wheels as well as a specially designed and patented single piece product – are being used on some of the world’s largest and most demanding infrastructure. Mining and transport projects include the Cadia East Underground Mine, construction of the New Silk Road in China and expansion of what will be the world’s largest port, the Port of Singapore.