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23/10/2009

AES Triumph at Business Awards

The Yorkshire Post Businesses in Excellence awards have taken place this month. The awards ceremony which recognizes the best companies in the region was held at Queen’s hotel in Leeds, and hosted guest speeches from politician Ed Balls, and comedian Jon Culshaw.

Rotherham based AES Engineering was one of the celebrated winners at the event, and received the Exporter of the Year Award. Export sales from the previous year have accounted for nearly 80% of the company’s total sales, and has helped shield the firm from the affects of the recession. AES, which produces mechanical seals, were acknowledged to be one of the top four companies in its market in the world

Despite the recession, AES have been thriving, and have been looking for new business opportunities throughout the Oil and Gas industries of Africa, South America and the Middle East. Investment in R&D has helped them prosper throughout the recession, and the firm has recently spent thousands of pounds on new machinery. The company have also recently won several new contracts, including a £650,000 deal with BAE systems.