North-East family firm recognised for Global Achievements at Northern Star Business Awards

Bio Technics, part of the OTL Group based in Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, was presented with the Going Global Award at an event held at the AECC in Aberdeen on Thursday evening.

The OTL Group, comprising of three divisions, designs and manufactures innovative products including firefighting foams, industrial cleaning products and specialist infection control solutions, serving a wide-range of industries such as the Offshore Oil & Gas, Industrial Cleaning, Food Hygiene & Healthcare markets.

The Bio Technics division of the Company has amongst its range of products, the world’s first patented Antimicrobial and Sporicidal Hospital Curtain. This unique and technically advanced curtain has the capability to trap and kill pathogens that are harmful to human health, preventing them being transferred to patients. The Company now exports this and other products in its infection control range to over 30 countries world-wide, with 2017 demonstrating a significant increase in its export offering.

David Evans, MD for OTL Group commented, “It is no easy achievement to build relationships with a global customer base and ensure that products meet the requirements of specific International markets. However, the team have worked tirelessly to achieve just that, and I am justifiably proud to accept this award not only on behalf of the them, but also on behalf of our valued customers & distributors. Innovation is key for us and we already have three new ground-breaking products designed and ready for release in the coming months.”

As the company approaches its 35th year it understands the importance of having a global outlook, whilst continuing to support the local economy and is proud to support Scottish manufacturing and employment – with all of its liquid products being manufactured in Aberdeenshire and 80% of its workforce coming from the surrounding local area.  This coupled with a focus on being as environmentally responsible as possible with both its products and operations continues to shape the culture of the Company going forward.

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