Photonics company claims Far East award

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Andor Technology was won the Rising Star category of the 2008 Cathay Pacific Business Awards.

First introduced three years ago, in 2005, these annual awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate UK business dynamism and success in Hong Kong and China. Andor Technology was selected from a pool of entries from a range of sectors including design, manufacturing, professional services and marketing. Belfast-based Andor Technology is a company that specialises in the development and production of high performance digital camera and light measuring technology.

The achievements of the winning organisations were recognised by Cathay Pacific's chief executive, Tony Tyler, in an awards luncheon held at China Tang Restaurant, London attended by leading business figures from the UK, Hong Kong and China.

Andor Technology was one of the first Northern Irish companies to establish a direct presence in China. It then expanded its distribution network from a Beijing-centric base to nationwide, with the appointment of Titan Electro-Optics (TEO) as its exclusive representative in Hong Kong and China in May 2007. As a result sales in China and Hong Kong have more than trebled since 2006. The judging panel felt that for a UK company to achieve success in such a competitive field was testament to the very spirit of dynamism worthy of winning this award.