Whale Team enjoy the Awards Gala Dinner – Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, Northern Ireland, Thursday 8th October 2015
Whale have been awarded a local Marketing Award in recognition of the company’s success in innovation in 3D printing.
Since investing in state of the art multi-material 3D printing equipment 3 years ago, the company has developed a strong customer base. The innovative company is continuing to push the boundaries in this fast moving technology by working on pioneering 3d printed injection mould tools.
Commenting on the accolade, Claire McCrea, Product and Marketing Director from Whale:- ‘We are thrilled to be recognised with this prestigious award. Since the introduction of 3 d printing at Whale, we have seen our new product development speed up by 20%. Our ability to experiment and refine new designs has grown significantly with our in house 3D capabilities. Alongside providing leading products to our customers in the leisure industry, we are now able to offer additional technical services to collaborate in even more ways.’
Whale – Quality Innovation, Service
Whale designs, rapid prototype, manufactures and markets water pump and heating and cooking products globally, from their manufacturing bases in Lowell, Michigan USA and Bangor, Northern Ireland. Product lines include fresh, bilge and waste water management systems, water heaters, galley appliances and accessories. The Whale in-house design team of 40 engineersbuild on decades of experience and work in collaboration with sail and power boat builders all over the world. Over the last 7 years more than 20 world-wide design patents have been registered highlighting the innovation culture created within Whale.
North Down Business Awards (previously Bangor Business Awards)
The North Down Business Awards are now in their second year and continue to go from strength to strength. It’s worth establishing that the original concept of the Bangor Business Awards started in 2000, so this is also the 15th year of consecutive business awards.
Over these past 15 years, Bangor Chamber of Commerce has worked with many sponsor partners, several of whom have been with us since those very early days and who still support us today. Their belief in the Chamber of Commerce to consistently deliver this vitally important annual event has never wavered. We also welcome new sponsors who want to get involved. All input helps in moving this important business event forward and diversify with the current business trends. As a Chamber, Bangor has delivered and managed the awards with the support of Bangor & Holywood Town Centre Management (up until their closure this year), and from 2014, we expanded to include our colleagues in Holywood Chamber of Commerce. Resulting in the fact that the awards are now known as the North Down Business Awards.