Axiom scoops top European electronics honour
Axiom Manufacturing Services has been crowned the UK’s top manufacturer by the European electronic industry’s leading international awards.
Axiom has triumphed over global completion to be named 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the prestigious Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards.
The international accolade is recognition of the company’s strong investment, sales growth and job creation over the past five years. The company’s growth over the past decade has made it one of Britain’s leading contract electronics manufacturers serving industrial, medical, aerospace and defence markets.
In awarding the Manufacturer of the Year title, judges noted that Axiom had seen sales increase by 98% over five years and in the past 12 months had invested over £1m to double the size of its product and test development teams. Axiom’s growth over the past five years has been four times the industry average with turnover this year reaching £35 million and workforce numbers increasing 25% to more than 300.
Investment – both in processes and people – has driven much of this growth. In the past year, Axiom has invested £1 million in state-of-the-art equipment, doubling its product and test development teams working across five new product areas.
The company also remains committed to taking on two new apprenticeships and graduates annually, while continuing its undergraduate industry placement partnership with the University of South Wales, which enables aspiring engineers to work at Axiom for a year between studies.
Commenting on the success David Davies, Managing Director of Axiom said: “We benchmark ourselves against the best international competitors so winning this award shows that Welsh firms can reach the highest standards in the industry. We have a very talented and motivated team and an ambitious business strategy so we look forward to continued growth and success. Key to this will be sustained investment to secure the new talents emerging from Wales’ leading universities and colleges.
“Any award is recognition that you are a leader in your industry, but to win an Elektra Award is an incredible achievement, and one of the best possible endorsements that we are a leading player in our field.”