General newsFriday, September 3, 2021

IGS wins the Scottish Engineering Award 2021

IGS has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at the Scottish Engineering Awards in 2021. The winners were announced during a gala dinner at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, marking a return to a physical awards ceremony after the pandemic disrupted the usual way of celebrating.

The aim of the annual awards is to recognise both inspiring individuals and exceptional businesses which exemplify Scottish excellence. IGS was up against fierce competition, with judges praising the outstanding quality of entries submitted this year.

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, praised IGS for its innovation in addressing a social need for environmentally sustainable agricultural solutions: 

“IGS is an inspiring story of excellence in innovation meeting with genuine societal need to deliver an environmentally sustainable agriculture system. For the equipment the business designs and manufactures, the range and scale of technology employed will never cease to impress, and IGS has applied the same sustainable principles to an astonishing growth curve for both staff and business development throughout. As a more than ninety percent export business, IGS is the latest in a long line that ensures that engineering in
Scotland remains a byword for quality and innovation around the world.”

David Farquhar, CEO of IGS, commented:

“IGS is thrilled and humbled to receive this prestigious award. Peer group recognition is always a powerful and rewarding accolade – our R&D and various engineering, supply chain and deployment teams pour their hearts and souls into the innovation, design, and implementation of these systems every day, so an award like this means a huge amount to them. It also sends a strong message to our investors, partners, and customers around the world about the quality of Scottish engineering and IGS’ leading place in the sector.”

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Valerie Lederer

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