21 April 2010

TenCate subsidiary Xennia Technology receives Queen’s Award 2010

Xennia Technology – the British inkjet technology subsidiary of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) – has won a Queen’s Award 2010, named after the British Queen Elizabeth II, whose birthday is celebrated today. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the United Kingdom’s most prestigious awards for business performance. Xennia Technology has received this award for its outstanding achievement in international business, substantial growth and commercial success. This Queen’s Award underscores the international sales success of the innovative inkjet solutions that Xennia markets worldwide. 

Queen’s Award Logo"Winning the Queen's Award is a tremendous honour for the Xennia team behind this success and we are all extremely proud”, said Alan Hudd, managing director of Xennia Technology in Letchworth, United Kingdom. "In the past decade Xennia has made a real difference thanks to our strategic approach to innovations in inkjet technology. Key industrial markets, such as textile finishing, ceramic tiles, packaging, product decoration, biotechnology, health care and printed electronics have all benefited from our modular inkjet solutions.”

Xennia’s major growth markets include not only Europe, but China and the US as well. Alan Hudd explains: "Over the past three years our international sales have grown by an average of 45 percent annually, which is a splendid achievement in the present economic climate. Exports currently amount to more than 90 percent of our total sales."

Xennia Technology Ltd was founded in 1996 and has been a part of TenCate since 2008. Xennia is an innovative driving force in the world of inkjet printing. As the world’s leading supplier of industrial inkjet solutions, Xennia has been able to bring about a revolution in the obsolescent production processes of specific industries. By making industrial inkjet printers a reliable and profitable part of these production processes, Xennia has succeeded in translating the ideas and requirements of its customers into ‘inkjet reality’.

Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, the Netherlands, Wednesday 21 April 2010

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Royal Ten Cate
Jaap de Carpentier Wolf, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. : +31 546 544 911
Mobile : +31 6 233 173 52
E-mail : media@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencate.com

Xennia Technology
Dr Tim Phillips, Marketing Manager
Tel. : +44 1462 705220
E-mail : tphillips@xennia.com
Internet : www.xennia.com

Xennia Technology Ltd specializes in inkjet technology for industrial applications. As the world’s leading, chemically-driven, industrial inkjet integrator, Xennia has radically changed obsolescent production processes by developing reliable inkjet solutions for such markets as product decoration, ceramic tiles, textile printing and electronics. Solutions from Xennia include R&D facilities, printer and print modules, software and printing fluids. Xennia has facilities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company which combines textile technology, with chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. TenCate products are sold throughout the world.
Systems and materials from TenCate fall into four areas of application: safety and protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment; sport and recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext (AMX).

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