A LEADING business in Huddersfield has been recognised for engineering excellence.
Turnbridge-based Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT) has been presented with the Professional Excellence Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering.
The award was presented by IMechE president Keith Millard during a visit to the firm’s St Andrew’s Road headquarters.
The prestigious award was set up to recognise businesses that make outstanding contributions to the development of engineers.
CTT in Huddersfield is the first Yorkshire-based recipient of the award. Only seven of the awards are given nationally each year.
CTT was recognised for its professional development programme which has seen about 50% of its professional engineers across the company attain chartered engineer status.
The firm also has a scheme in place where all apprentices become affiliate members of the institution and many achieve engineering technician status.
Engineers are also encouraged to become fellows of the IMechE – with six employees currently holding this title.
Mr Millard said: “The institution is committed to recognising the efforts of companies developing professional engineers – and highlighting the role of engineering technicians is also vital.
“Cummins has joined the largest and fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK for mechanical engineers and I would hope to see other companies following in their footsteps.”
Pierre French, chief of customer engineering at the firm, said: “Cummins is committed to creating the right environment for engineers to develop. By encouraging professional status and providing the right facilities, Cummins demonstrates its commitment to engineering excellence.”
CTT is the largest manufacturer of turbochargers for the medium-heavy duty diesel engines market.