ModLok™ bi-fold earns Liniar a Queen’s Award


Queen's Awards for Enterprise- Innovation 2017 EmblemInnovation has always been key to the success of Liniar – and this philosophy has now been acknowledged at the highest level with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The accolade, recognising outstanding achievement in the Innovation category, has been bestowed upon the Liniar ModLok™ bi-folding door. This is testament to the impact the ground-breaking product has had on the fenestration industry since its launch in 2014. The unique ModLok™ exoskeleton, combining reinforcement and security with a patented thermal lock, offers a uPVC bi-fold that acts as an aluminium door.

The prestigious annual awards, announced on the Queen’s birthday, means Liniar joins a very select group of UK businesses to be honoured by Her Majesty.

Only 1,357 companies have been awarded the Innovation accolade since it was launched 51 years ago, with Liniar among just 57 firms adding to that list this year.

With just over 6,000 companies receiving a Queen’s Award across all categories since its 1966 inception, this highlights how difficult it is to earn the honour.

“The Queen’s Award is the ultimate tribute for a business,” said Liniar CEO Roger HLiniar ModLok 1artshorn.  “So to win an award, particularly for innovation, is a massive honour.

“I’m delighted that the Liniar ModLok™ bi-fold has been recognised for its revolutionary design. It’s a great reflection on the exceptional team we have here and the high standards of the products we have created.

“Not only is this award great news for us as a company, but it’s also fantastic for our customers who will benefit from the prestige that this will bring by underlining the outstanding quality of the ModLok™ bi-fold to homeowners .

ModLok-Logo-NOShad“Winning this award comes in the same year we’ll officially open our impressive new 178,000ft² warehouse and showroom facility, further cementing our commitment to expansion and improvement.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the highest official UK awards for British businesses and were established by Royal Warrant in 1965.

The awards are made on the advice of the Prime Minister after examination of applications by an advisory committee composed of leading individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and government.

Liniar ModLok 2Roger has been invited to attend a reception held by Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, and Liniar will be visited during the year by a royal representative to present the physical award of a crystal chalice and scroll.

The Liniar ModLok™ bi-folding door is part of the fully matching, energy efficient range of Liniar products. Launched in 2008, the Liniar range is designed and manufactured by HL Plastics at its state-of-the-art factory in Derbyshire. The innovative range of lead-free uPVC windows, doors and conservatories continues to take the industry by storm and remains one of the fastest-growing systems in the UK.

Find out more about the Liniar ModLok™ bi-fold by clicking here.

uPVC window and door manufacturer meets Queen

In the presence of Her Majesty – Roger Hartshorn (second from left) and Bill Griffiths (right) meet the Queen

Liniar CEO Roger Hartshorn attends the reception at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the ModLok™ bi-fold door earning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

Roger was accompanied by Bill Griffiths, President and CEO of Liniar’s parent company, Quanex Building Products, to the ceremony on 12th July 2017, where they met Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty meets the 2017 winners of the Queen’s Award for Innovation
Bill Griffiths, President and CEO of Quanex Building Products, at Buckingham Palace
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the reception
Roger looks on as the Queen meets the Award winners


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