Double award victory for Northumberland manufacturing solutions company

North East based manufacturing software solutions provider, metrology software products ltd (MSP) scooped two regional awards last week. MSP’s work within the technology and manufacturing industry was honoured and celebrated when they were awarded ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the Dynamites 18 Awards and winner in the ‘Digital Engineering / Technology’ category at Insider Media’s Made in the North East Awards.

The ‘Innovator of the Year’ award recognises a North East team or organisation which has developed a software application or service that has enormous potential to change the way we live, work or play and will have an impact that will be felt far and wide. Shortlisted companies in this category included HMRC and Accenture, Northumberland County Council and CognAssist. The judges were unanimous in their decision to crown MSP winners, recognising the company as being at the forefront of innovation within the global manufacturing industry.

Following this impressive achievement, more success quickly followed with the company winning in the ‘Digital Engineering / Technology’ category at Insider Media’s Made in the North East Awards on the same evening. This award celebrates the company which has best developed software or technology to solve problems and add value for customers. As winners at this event, MSP have been automatically selected as finalists for the National Made in the UK Awards. This National award brings together the regional winners from the past 12 months and honours the most innovative and dynamic manufacturers in the UK.

From it’s base in Alnwick, Northumberland, MSP are revolutionising the way the world’s largest aerospace, defence and motorsport companies make and measure parts. Their products help produce 100% accurate parts, making processes more efficient, reducing manufacturing time and dramatically reducing costs and waste.

Commenting on the accolades, MSP Commercial Director, Tony Brown, said: “We are honoured to be named as ‘Innovator of the Year’ and recognised for our work within engineering and technology. Our products are truly innovative and have a massive impact on machining processes; manufacturers see impressive time and cost savings within hours of their installation. For example, we saved defence giant BAE Systems £21 million over the lifetime of their F35 programme.”

Following these successes, MSP are looking towards the future.

Peter Hammond, Technical Director explains: “MSP are always looking ahead for opportunities to increase our commercial advantage, to innovate and to help solve customers manufacturing problems. We have a number of products in development which will be released in the future and to accommodate for customer demand, we will expand our workforce accordingly.

He continues: “Our software teams are fortunate to manage the full life cycle of product development, from writing code, creating robust test environments to implementation, making a real difference from concept ideas through to delivery. Our award-winning innovation would not be possible without them. We have increased our software development teams by 25% within the last year to work on further development of our patented products and also those from our associate company, Renishaw PLC. Our recent appointments have brought with them invaluable skills and have embraced working with our engineering teams to deliver what our customers need. We are always looking for the solutions to our customer’s problems and we’re always looking for talented people to help us solve them.”

For more information on the award-winning products or career opportunities at MSP, visit email or call 01665 608193.

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