Delight as Protolabs Wins Queen’s Award

Digital manufacturer Protolabs has scooped a prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade – the third time the Shropshire-based company has been honoured by Her Majesty.

The company – the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low volume production parts – was one of just 201 companies across the country to be recognised by the Queen to celebrate her 93rd birthday.

Bjoern Klaas, Vice President and Managing Director of Protolabs Europe, said the award was a huge honour for the company, which has its European head office in Telford and has seen its UK overseas sales grow from £13m in 2015 to £27.7m in 2017.

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“It is a great privilege for us to be recognised by Her Majesty for our excellence in International Trade and a real testament to the magnificent work of every one of our team at Protolabs.”

“We take enormous pride in being at the forefront of innovation, helping thousands of companies to bring exciting new products to market in record-breaking time in a reliable fashion, and at a quality that customers expect in line with our brand promise. So it is a huge privilege to have this recognised in such an honourable way.”

“I am particularly delighted for all the team involved in winning this recognition. Their ongoing commitment, hard work and determination to be the best at what we do has allowed us to flourish in the international market place.”