The judges concluded that STS Defence excelled against all the requirements of the Manufacturing Excellence category. They showed specific evidence of continuous improvement - through employment involvement, innovation and a determination to reduce waste. The investment in both plant and people was further evidence of the desire to continually develop and grow their capability, product range and profits.
Managing Director Richard Papanicolaou commented “This award demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering excellence to our customers and stakeholders. I am delighted our hard work and progression has been acknowledged within the community.”
STS Defence is a Manufacturing and Engineering Company providing Printed Electronic Circuit Assemblies, Wiring Harnesses, Aircraft Panels and Boxes, Mechanical Fabrication, Installation, Engineering Support and Design Services to the Defence and Aerospace markets.
STS Defence Ltd is a company within Key Technologies PLC. whose headquarters are in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. Its other principal divisions are Primetake, which manufactures specialist ammunition for international defence and security customers, and STS Rail, which manufactures signalling relays, telecoms concentrators and train protection for railway applications. Other divisions include the manufacture of switchgear and specialist motors.
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STS Defence provides Manufacturing and Engineering Services to the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Maritime markets.