April 23, 2012
-- UK heating manufacturer Baxi is proud to announce that it has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The prestigious accolade, bestowed during Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee year, is for the Baxi Ecogen micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) boiler, which is designed, developed and manufactured at Baxi’s Club Street facilities, in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
Managing Director of the Baxi’s UK Boiler Division, Andrew Keating, said: “We are really proud of this fantastic achievement. It is testament to the commitment and hard work of the teams in Bamber Bridge who have brought Baxi Ecogen, the first domestic appliance of its kind, to the UK marketplace, and made our facility a centre of excellence for this important new technology.”
Baxi was established by Richard Baxendale in 1866, not far from the company’s present manufacturing premises, and is proud of its long UK heritage. Baxi has always been at the forefront of innovation.
In 1966, it launched the Baxi Bermuda back boiler unit, which revolutionised home heating. More recently, in 2011, Baxi was the first boiler manufacturer to include a combustion management system in its boilers as standard, providing exceptional energy efficiency and cost savings for householders compared to standard boilers.