Tetreon Technologies wins Gatwick Diamond International Business of the year award


The winner of the Gatwick Diamond International Business of the Year is  Washington based, Tetreon Technologies Ltd.  The Award is sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative.

The winners of all the Awards were announced in front of an audience of 600 of the top business people in the Diamond.  Hosted by Rory Bremner and held at the iconic Effingham Park Hotel, the Awards Dinner was the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work by the sponsors, judges, organisers and the entrants themselves.

Rosemary French of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative said “Tetreon designs, develops and manufactures under the Thermco™ brand horizontal diffusion furnaces and associated services including installation commissioning and process development in the semi-conductor, solar, and nano technology sectors.

  1. They have doubled their growth from a start up in 2003
  2. They have consistently exported more than 90% of their turnover and 2011-12 showed a 50% increase in export.
  3. Excellent training ethos – they employ apprentices and graduates straight from university and sponsor PHD research at Surrey andOxforduniversities to provide technical advice in respect of processing substrates for solar panels.
  4. New customers in 2011 inIndia,China,Malaysia,USAandAustralia.
  5. Innovation – Tetreon’s growth has come from a strategy which has focused on three key areas driving the company’s growth. Firstly, to identify key geographical markets and to concentrate on making inroads into those territories.  Secondly to develop products for a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, solar, LED’s, MEMs devices and nano technology.  Thirdly to differentiate their products by providing solutions, incorporating process knowledge and service support with hardware supply.
  6. Tetreon has a vision, a sound understanding of the global market and the ability to develop a strategy to respond to a rapidly changing environment.” 

Gerry Thurgood, Chairman ofWashingtonbased, Tetreon Technologies said ““Manufacturing and export are key to our growth.  The major challenge for aUKcompany exporting to the international market is its high quality products and leading edge technologies and with the supporting local infrastructure, we are able to provide the engineering resources to a high standard, with on time delivery, at a competitive price.  Being a relatively small but significant company with 90% of its products being exported, it is wonderful to know that the Company is recognised for it’s participation in theUKeconomy, especially in the manufacturing sector.  This recognition was a wonderful accolade and allows our company to give our customers, employees and local suppliers a positive sign as to our value in this highly competitive market place.”

“2012 was another record year for entries with this particular category being hotly contested.  There were any number of businesses that, in any other year, could have been winners ” said Jeremy Taylor of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association, founder of the Awards.  “It was also a record number of attendees, all who came along to reflect on and recognise the quality, diversity and achievement of some outstanding businesses and the people who work in them.”