InspecVision wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Mallusk-based company, InspecVision, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for it’s outstanding export performance.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 6:30 am
Dr. Jan Antonis, Managing Director

InspecVision is one of five Northern Ireland firms and 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with this prestigous award announced today. InspecVision develop and manufacture 2D and 3D measurement systems for inspection of manufactured components. Their core market is the sheet metal industry with customers producing components for a wide range of applications including the automotive and aerospace sectors. InspecVision has been recognised for its excellence in international trade with overseas sales growth of 129% over the last three years, with its main export markets being the United States, China and Europe.

The company was established in 2005 by Dr. Jan Antonis and his father Mike Antonis. Jan had completed a PhD in computer vision at Queens University Belfast and Mike had recently retired as Managing Director of FG Wilson Engineering. They identified a gap in the market for high speed, easy-to-use, lower cost inspection machines. They developed and launched the Planar, the world’s fastest measurement system for 2D parts. Today the product range is sold in over 30 countries and has expanded to include 3D inspection.

Dr. Jan Antonis, Managing Director said: “I am very proud that InspecVision has achieved the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. This celebrates the dedication and commitment of our team and the immense contribution and support of our distribution partners which has enabled us to deliver world-class quality control solutions to manufacturers across the globe.”

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Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 open on the May 1. For information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

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