Third Award in as many years for DC Electronics
21 Jan 2014
DC Electronics has once again proven that they are leading from the front after being recognised for the third year running at the MIA Awards 2013, held at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 9 January. DC Electronics was named Small Business of the Year, adding to the company’s growing list of awards, which includes the MIA’s New Markets award (2012) and the Export Achievement award (2011).
Over the course of 2013, DC Electronics has continued to build on its success, both in the UK and overseas. A number of new developments within the business bolstered the company’s reputation as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of custom built electrical systems, including working with Super B Batteries to distribute their range of Lithium race batteries and entering a technical partnership with Shiftec to supply paddleshift systems on both sides of the Atlantic.
First presented in 1995, the MIA Awards were created to recognise excellence at all levels within the motorsport and high performance engineering industry. Open to all motorsport companies, the MIA Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the field of motorsport. Nominated by peers within the industry, the annual awards showcase companies which have earned the respect and support of industry members, thus making the awards particularly significant to recipients, both personally and professionally.
David Cunliffe, Managing Director of DC Electronics, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the coveted Small Business of the Year award and be recognised by the MIA for the third year running. The award is recognition of the continued expansion of DC Electronics and our ongoing success and growth. The past 12 months has seen a number of new, significant business developments for the company and we will to continue to build on this as we move into 2014.”
The event was attended by an audience of approximately 500 representatives from the international motorsport community. It was hosted by Autosport International with additional backing from individual award sponsors.
Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA said: “As a result of hard work, professionalism and dedication DCE have been an outstanding success over the few years since their foundation. They have overcome every difficulty faced by any typical SME following the financial meltdown of 2008/9 – and emerged stronger than ever. Actively putting in the extra graft and investment needed to grow their exports, particularly in the USA, the world’s largest marketplace for their expertise, they even had the courage and vision to open their own company in the heart of that country. They truly deserve their excellence to be recognised by winning the MIA Award for the SME Business of the Year – their third award for excellence in the past three years, in itself, a record performance!”
DCE is one of the motorsport industry’s leading manufacturers of custom built electrical systems with over 15 years’ experience. The UK Head Office is based in Maldon, Essex and also has a successful US production facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. DCE has worldwide distributors for its products, ensuring it is at the forefront of innovation and technology on a global scale.
Products designed and built by the company have been used in championships worldwide, including NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, World Rally, Superbike and even F1 Powerboats.
For further information on DC Electronics visit www.wiringlooms.com or call +44(0)1621 856 451 (UK) or +1 (704) 230 4649 (US). For more information on the awards, please visit www.the-mia.com. Companies with annual sales under £5 million were eligible for the Small Business category.