Birmingham, England - APRA Member ATP Industries Group Ltd., an independent remanufacturing company specializing in advanced automotive transmission and electronic products has been awarded a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category at the APRA European Symposium.
The award was made for “Having demonstrated substantially improved performance, via outstanding innovation, over a 2 year period.” ATP won the prestigious accolade for developing a highly complex and technically advanced transmission test suite that permits the precise validation and calibration of the electronic, hydraulic, mechanical and software functions of the product. This ensures that the high quality levels expected by OEM customers are consistently achieved and this in turn increases productivity and customer satisfaction as well as reducing potential warranty costs.
Chairman Alan Smart commented “We are extremely proud of this accolade and believe ATP is a shining example that innovation in the UK remanufacturing sector is supporting growing local and international trade, thus creating skilled jobs and allowing the business to develop year on year. We offer a complete technical service for all our OEM clients and have invested heavily in product validation as part of our standard processes.”
“In 2011 when we moved into our new facility in Cannock Wood, the site of a former coal mine and brickworks, we undertook a mission to turn ATP into a world class remanufacturing business and innovation in all areas is seen as key to the success of that mission.”
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest award that can be given to any UK business and recognizes a company’s contribution in the fields of the UK economy or technology but also considers its role within the local community, environmental impact and the quality of its relationships with suppliers, partners, employees and customers.
The company works with multiple advanced technologies and has over 45 years of expertise in transmission remanufacture and particularly reverse engineering which allows a product life to be extended, thus making remanufacturing the ultimate in the green or circular economy, typically consuming 88% less raw material, producing 53% less CO2 and using 56% less energy than an equivalent new product.
The fact that long standing clients include globally recognized names such as Ford, Volvo, Chrysler, Land Rover, Aston Martin and JCB, (another 2016 QA winner) speaks for itself, along with recent business and industry awards such as the Rematec Remanufacturer of the Year in 2013, another first for an independent UK company.
ATP has a reputation for solving the toughest of remanufacturing problems by the identification and management of risk, often cross-fertilizing technologies and techniques from a range of industry projects. All projects from initial feasibility studies through to remanufacturing of complex low volume, high variation assemblies to the highest standards expected in the automotive industry are managed via a TS16949-accredited project management system.