Three times Queen’s Award winner Thermoteknix accorded inaugural King’s Award for global exports
Thermoteknix Systems Ltd., a global innovator in night vision and thermal imaging, has been honoured with the distinguished King’s Award for Enterprise, recognising significant and sustained growth in international trade.
The company has established a solid foundation and reputation internationally and continues to grow organically with year-on-year growth in overseas revenues.
Over the last three years sales in overseas markets – including North America, Europe and Asia – grew by 173 per cent.
Founded in 1982, Thermoteknix has sustained continued growth from its Cambridge headquarters, manufacturing and supplying advanced thermal imaging solutions to defence and security markets, and process monitoring.
Today the company remains a privately run family business that successfully exports to more than 70 countries around the world, with all products designed and manufactured at its state-of-the-art facilities in Cambridge.
The company employs more than 70 people and continues with plans to invest in new talent, expand its state-of-the-art facilities and deploy cutting-edge systems.
Thermoteknix also works with a dedicated network of international sales agents delivering product expertise, customer support and training.
Throughout the challenges of COVID and subsequent global economic instability, Thermoteknix has maintained its focus on delivering the latest advancements in thermal imaging technology for customers in both heavy industry and military sectors.
During the last two years, the company has enhanced its range of thermal image systems to include ground-breaking augmented reality technology. It is delivering specialist head-up display systems for dismounted soldiers based on patented technology that delivers advanced situational awareness and target detection capabilities.
Its latest advancements in AR have created new opportunities in the defence and security market, supporting soldier modernisation programmes and equipping troops on the front line.
Thermoteknix AR systems are already being utilised by specialist NATO forces around the world. The company is also collaborating with a number of specialist military customers on ‘future soldier’ projects where their AR tech is front and centre in developing new kit for improved target detection and covert surveillance.
Thermoteknix is driven by its commitment to quality, reliability, and determination to develop and deliver solutions that solve the biggest challenges.
Over the years Thermoteknix has worked with some of the world’s biggest names in technology. Milestones include delivering unique thermal imaging solutions for Formula 1 and IndyCar racing, the USA Aegis Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Programme, and collaborating with National Geographic ground-breaking wildlife documentaries for global television audiences.
The company has also worked with space agency NASA. Thermoteknix cameras were installed on NASA’s successful historic 2009 Lunar Crater Remote Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission, used to beam images back to earth to confirm the presence of water on the Moon.
The company’s awards cabinet also boasts impressive accolades celebrating its innovation and sales successes. It has previously won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Export Achievement and is a two-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
News that the company had won the inaugural King’s Award for Enterprise was met with a huge sense of pride by the Thermoteknix team.
Founder and Managing Director of Thermoteknix, Dr Richard Salisbury says, “The company is extremely honoured to receive this award and would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment shown by our whole team in delivering outstanding results for our customers around the world in what continue to be fast-changing and challenging markets made all the more onerous during the COVID pandemic.
“Thermoteknix remains at the forefront of thermal imaging and night vision technologies innovation and our continued success in such competitive markets demonstrates the impact of great British innovation, engineering and quality.”
The King’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses and is a globally recognised royal seal of approval for companies in this country. The distinguished King’s Award emblem is a recognised Royal endorsement at home and overseas.