A LEADING international provider of electrical products and services has been named as a finalist for a prestigious American business award.
AEL (Americas) Inc. has been announced as a finalist in the small to mid-sized business category of the 2015 BABC International Business Awards.
Says a spokesperson: “The annual awards, now in their sixth year, were created to showcase US and UK companies excelling in transatlantic trade. Entries are judged on percentage of year-to-year fiscal and employee growth, as well as their capital investment into the US/UK. The winners will be announced in October.”
AEL (Americas) Inc. is a subsidiary of AEL UK, an international brand providing electrical products and services to the onshore, offshore, renewable, petrochemical, marine and industrial sectors.
From the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen, the family-run business has experienced steady organic growth in many overseas markets and now operates from a network of carefully-selected international locations including the USA.
Commenting on the company reaching the finals of the BABC International Business Awards, AEL operations director, Alan Mackie, said: “We recently celebrated the first anniversary of our Houston office so it is very fitting to be recognised through these important awards.
“Since opening our office in May 2014, we have experienced considerable growth in the important US market and our busy first year included a number of business highlights such as the recruitment of four people in Houston, the securing of a logistics operator to further increase the efficiency of deliveries, the signing of a major contract with a leading drilling company, and the addition of a larger premises to accommodate the growing US team.”
BABC executive director, Becci Himes, added: “BABC Houston is pleased to showcase these companies excelling in transatlantic trade every year.
“The UK is the number one investor in the Texas economy and provides over 70,000 jobs in the state. It’s an important contribution BABC wants to make sure is recognised in the Texas business community.”
Founded in 1981, AEL is an international brand providing electrical products and services to the onshore, offshore, renewable, petrochemical, marine and industrial sectors.
From the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen, AEL has experienced steady organic growth in many overseas markets and now operates from a network of carefully-selected locations in the USA, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan as well as Aberdeen and Ghana.
To find out more, visit www.ael-electrical.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1224 899133.
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