Semmco – British engineering company celebrates Queen’s Award for International Trade

SURREY, United Kingdom. – 23 April, 2019Semmco, British engineering company that designs, manufactures, installs and services a wide range of ground support equipment and access platforms for a global network of aviation and rail clients, has been awarded Britain’s most prestigious business honour: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Semmco has been recognised for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Semmco is one of 200 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Semmco is dedicated to designing innovative solutions creating a safe and efficient working environment for aviation, helicopter and rail customers, engineering maintenance equipment, access platforms and aircraft refuelling systems.

Operating across Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas, Semmco is now a truly global business having opened its maintenance and assembly facility in Dubai in January 2017, and most recently its USA office and manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Semmco has an impressive roster of customers, including British Airways, Qantas, Delta, Easy Jet, First Capital Connect, Alstrom and Rolls Royce.

The company has seen its overseas sales grow from £392,340 as 19% of total sales in 2015 to £1.365 million as 40.5% of total sales in December 2017.

Stuart McOnie, Managing Director of Semmco, “We are extremely proud to have received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year. It’s an incredible achievement and a testament to the hard work of every person at Semmco.

“We’ve had an exciting few years, in 2017 we saw the opening of our maintenance and assembly facility in Dubai. Last year we expanded our design and manufacturing facility in Woking due to high demand, and this year we opened our USA office in Texas. This award win puts us in good stead for the future.”

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Semmco will celebrate its award during a royal reception for the Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

For more information about Semmco call Kate Yerrell at the UK office on +44 (0) 1483 757200 or visit