On the 1st October, Howden Compressors accepted the President’s Award at the 2020 Scottish Engineering Awards. In a year which has been hugely challenging for every manufacturing and engineering company, it has never been more important to celebrate excellence within our community. Despite this being the first virtual event, Emma Muller was able to share our transformational journey, the importance of developing our people and the support we give to our local communities. This award recognises the investment made to the Renfrew facility, our continuous improvement programs which embraces the digital transformation of traditional engineering processes and our commitment to attracting, developing and retaining talent to support future growth in engineering.
This award demonstrates the resilience, innovation and willingness to embrace change to drive our business forward. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the individuals involved, and to receive this recognition is fantastic for the team.
Emma Muller with the President's Award
Alan Moffat with the President's award
During the award ceremony, we were able to share Donald Lawson’s achievements in developing Howden Select, as part of his nominee for the Hammermen Award. Donald has been leading the Howden Select Software project for several years, with the aim to bring their engineering knowledge closer to their customers through an innovative software platform. This new software has enabled the team to explore creating a digital twin, gather market intelligence to develop new future products and boost revenue. Launched at the beginning of 2020, the Howden Select platform has quickly grown to over 200 external customers, with 10-20 new projects per week being registered by customers which provides a key route for Howden's sales engineers to grow the business. Enquiries generated through this new software are expected to contribute heavily to Howden's target to grow bookings of bareshaft compressors by £10m over the next 3 years.
You can read more about the nominees here: https://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Virtual-Awards-Booklet-2020.pdf
You can view the virtual ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WswuuovAllk&feature=youtu.be