Edwards Earns Export Award from South Korean Government06 January, 2009
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (January 6, 2009)—Edwards, a leading global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, today announced that it has earned the “Export Tower Award” from the South Korean government for meeting $70M (USD) in exports. The award was presented during South Korea’s “45th Annual Day of the Export,” a national event honoring companies that have contributed to the Korean economy.
Gary Harte, president, Edwards Korea, Ltd., accepted the award on behalf of the company. This is the fourth year that Edwards Korea Ltd. has received an Export Tower award, beginning with $10M in 2004, $20M in 2006, and $50M in 2007.
“Edwards Korea Ltd. is very honored to be a recipient of this prestigious government award,” said Harte. “It recognizes the robust growth that Edwards has achieved and highlights the company’s contribution to the South Korean economy.”
The Export Tower Awards, instituted by President Park Jung Hee in 1964, are presented to companies that meet certain export goals in a single year. Once a company has received an Export Tower award, it must reach the next highest export goal in a subsequent year to receive another award.
This is the second Korean award that Edwards has won in recent months. J. C. Kim, representative director and chairman, Edwards Korea Ltd., recently earned the “Bronze National Medal of Industrial Effort,” an industrial award given to an executive who has served for more than ten years in a particular industry and has made a significant contribution to the development of technology, quality, localization, labor-management reconciliation and unity in that industry. See related press release dated November 4, 2008.