Queen’s Award honour for Enderby firm

A company based in Grove Park, Enderby, which designs software packages to manage large haulage and warehousing operations, has collected a Queen’s Award for Enterprise because of its success in overseas trading.

Central Systems & Automation makes inventory management software for some of Europe’s biggest ports, freight terminals and motorway distribution hubs.

During the past two years the company has won contracts in the EU, Baltic states, Scandinavia, Middle East and Australia and is currently working on new contracts in Latvia and the Netherlands. The company has also worked with businesses in the UK, including  the Hams Hall rail freight terminal, near Birmingham, the Daventry International Rail Freight terminal, Stobart Logistics at Bardon, and Great Bear warehouse development at Desborough.

Local media (Leicester Mercury) recently reported on a visit by the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, who presented the management with the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2012.

Commercial director Andrew McKaig told the newspaper they were now one of Europe’s leading software developers for the logistics industries.

He said:

“We have a very strong relationship with organisations working in the East Midlands, partly due to the importance of the region as a distribution hub.

“But the strength of our exports has helped us ride out the uncertainty of the home market and we are continuing to develop them, looking at the Russia and north African regions for expansion.

“Exports have doubled over the last few years.”

The company, whose customers include  Shell, Nestle, Kraft and Associated British Ports, had a  turn over of £3.7 million in 2011 and employs more than 40 staff and has a full-time office in Dubai.

Central Systems & Automation offices in Grove Park, Enderby


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