Pictured above: Richard Whiteley, deputy managing director of Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd., receives the prestigious Barclays Award for Financial Management on behalf of the Sulzer team at the MX2006 Awards Dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, hosted by William Hague MP. Next to Richard is Chris Keenan, Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd. operations manager and Andy Martin, head of UK manufacturing, Barclays.
LEEDS, U.K, July 6, 2006 -- Sulzer Pumps Leeds won the prestigious Barclays Award for Financial Management at the MX2006 Awards Dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London hosted by William Hague MP. The Barclays Award is not judged on how profitable you are; but, by assessing the best financial practices used to manage and control your business, and their influence on achieving a strong financial performance. Richard Whiteley, Deputy Managing Director of Sulzer commented: "We laid out our aspirations, communicated them to staff and motivated each member of staff with individual incentives." The Manufacturing Excellence Awards (MX) scheme has been rewarding excellence and identifying best practice in UK manufacturing for a quarter of a century and is managed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the partners and sponsors.
A builder of centrifugal pumps for more than 145 years, Sulzer Pumps provides pumping solutions and services to the Oil and Gas and Hydrocarbon Processing Industries, the Pump and Paper Industry, Power Generation Plants as well as customers in the Water Treatment & Distribution, Food, Metals and Fertilizer businesses. Sulzer Pumps products range from end suction process pumps optimized for specific applications in the pulp and paper industry through to individually engineered high-energy barrel pumps for power or oil & gas duties. Innovative state of the art products include multiphase pumps for oil extraction and medium consistency pumping systems for paper production. Sulzer Pumps has a network of manufacturing and packaging facilities in 15 countries with sales offices, service centers and representatives in more than 150 countries around the world. A global leader in its selected markets, Sulzer Pumps received orders totaling some 697 million Euros and employed 4983 people worldwide in 2004.
Sulzer (www.sulzerpumps.com), founded in 1834 in Winterthur, Switzerland, is a globally active corporation with businesses in pumps, surface coating technology, process technology and turbo machinery repair technology. Orders received in 2004 reached about 1,427 million Euros. Sulzer Wood Ltd is a joint venture between Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd and Wood Group, and operates as part of the Light Industrial Turbines business of Wood Group's Gas Turbine Services Division.