UK based IFE specialist IFPL (Inflight Peripherals Limited) is celebrating a tremendous achievement after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade: 2008, which was announced on 21st April, the Queen’s Birthday.
Each year The Queen’s Awards are presented in three categories to around 140 companies. IFPL’s award is for demonstrating continuous achievement in International Trade. It is one of the most coveted of all industry awards in the UK and its prestigious status is recognised around the World.
Later in the year, IFPL representatives will be invited to Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip.
Geoff Underwood, who began IFPL in 1997 with a visit to WAEA Orlando, said: “It is a great honour to be given such a prestigious award. IFPL is proud to be a supplier to many of the World’s major airlines, as well as all of the major IFE suppliers, and we are grateful for their trust in our abilities, and their continued business that has helped us achieve this major award”.
IFPL first introduced its Long Life Audio Jack in 1999. This reliable jack has been tested to 100,000 headset insertions. From this beginning, the company now boasts a range of over 35 innovative passenger interface products including IFPL’s Rapid fit range of quick change audio jacks, as well as PCUs, handsets, USB, Ethernet and noise cancellation headset connectors. The company has recently launched its multi-media docking stations and is extending its business within the executive jet market.
“With only 85 companies in the UK receiving Awards in this category we are understandably delighted to have been recognised in this way, and it positions us as one of the top performing businesses in the UK. This outstanding performance has been achieved by providing innovative, well engineered solutions to meet our customer’s requirements quickly and with a high level of quality control.”