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Frost & Sullivan Awards Honour European Industry's Trailblazers of 2012

- Awardees recognised for delivering excellence and demonstrating industry best practices

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the best and brightest in European industry, Frost & Sullivan granted prestigious Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards at a glittering ceremony on the 5th of December held in London, England.

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The awards, based on Frost & Sullivan's unique TEAM Research™ methodology, highlight the achievements of companies, big or small, who innovate, differentiate and delight their customers, while delivering excellence and best practices in their respective industries.

Speaking on the occasion, Gary Jeffery, Partner and UK Operations Director at Frost & Sullivan, noted, "The companies that received awards have shown innovation, competitiveness and leadership in meeting the particular demands of doing business in the current economic climate. The products and services that we recognise should be applauded as examples of how to effectively optimise strategies, performance and processes."

A total of 30 awards were presented across a variety of industries including healthcare, chemicals, materials and foods, information communication technologies, industrial automation and process control and measurement and instrumentation.

Awardees were lauded for exceptional growth and market strategies, product development abilities, competitive advancement skills, technology innovation and dedicated customer focus.

Additionally, at the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards ceremony, Partner and Business Unit Leader of Visionary Innovation Research Group, Sarwant Singh, presented his book, "New Mega Trends." He walked the audience through key macro economic forces such as urbanization, new business models, connectivity and convergence with their implications on personal lives, business and markets in the future. He noted, "New Mega Trends, with its micro implications, will affect all players across the entire value chain. We have trends like urbanization, connectivity and convergence that will drive innovation and growth for all companies and define technology and product planning strategies in the future. Companies will need to do this Macro to Micro exercise to analyse the unmet needs of the future customer and capitalize on future white space opportunities."

The findings of the Visionary Innovation Research group have been published recently in "New Mega Trends," which was published by Palgrave Macmillian and can be purchased at this link:

http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=577423

The following is a complete list of award recipients:

  • InterSystems Corporation - 2012 European Integrated Connected Health Technologies Company of the Year Award
  • Eppendorf -  2012 European PCR Instrumentation Green Excellence Award
  • Acibadem Mobile Health Services (AMHS) - 2012 Pan European Mobile Healthcare Services Growth Leadership Award
  • Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - 2012 Global Bipolar Disorder Therapeutics Enabling Technology Award 
  • Attends Healthcare Group -2012 European Incontinence Care Green Excellence Award
  • Zealand Pharma - 2012 Global Therapeutic Peptides for Diabetes New Product Innovation Award
  • GAT Food Essentials - 2012 European Food Encapsulation Technology Leadership Award
  • CREMER OLEO GmbH & Co. KG  - 2012 European Fatty Acid Ester Derivatives Product Line Strategy Award 
  • Shell - 2012 European Automotive Lubricants Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Ashland Industries Europe - 2012 European Municipal & Industrial Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Fleetlogic BV - 2012 European Light Commercial Vehicle Telematics Customer Service Leadership Award
  • Alstom Grid - 2012 European VSC HVDC Transmission Technology Innovation Award
  • Moventas Gears Oy - 2012 European Gearbox Services Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • WEG Electric Motors - 2012 European Electric Motors for Water & Waste Water Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Vacon Plc - 2012 European Low Voltage (LV) Alternating Current (AC) Electric Drives Product Line Strategy Award
  • Wärtsilä Corporation - 2012 European Electric Drives for Marine Industry Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • HYPE Innovation  - 2012 European End to End Innovation Management Solution New Product Innovation Award 
  • Teleperformance - 2012 EMEA Contact Centre Outsourcing Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Webtrekk GmbH - 2012 Global Real-time Analytics Technology Innovation Award
  • Polystar - 2012 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award in Customer Experience Management (CEM)
  • Trescal - 2012 European Calibration Services Market Penetration Leadership Award
  • BitBang - 2012 Global Site+Social Analytics Technology Innovation Award
  • Aquaporin A/S - 2012 European Biomimetic Membranes for Water Filtration Technology Innovation Award
  • REFUsol - 2012 European Solar Inverters Growth Leadership Award
  • Baumer Group - 2012 European Light Barriers New Product Innovation Award
  • Enecsys LLC - 2012 European Solar Inverters New Product Innovation Award
  • PowerCell Sweden AB - 2012 European Technology Innovation Award in Fuel Cell for Auxiliary Power Unit
  • Stulz GmbH  - 2012 European Precision Air Conditioning Systems (PACS) Product Leadership Award
  • BAE Systems Detica - 2012 Global Managed Security Services Customer Value Enhancement Award
  • Atos  - 2012 Global Innovating to Zero Visionary Innovation Award

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

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