Machinery manufacturer picks up its second award, for its Rota-Tip Up-Eject system

Veg-handling machinery manufacturer Haith has been awarded its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Haith has been recognised for developing its Rota-Tip box tipping system. First manufactured in 2011, the Rota-Tip Up-Eject is used by many of the nation’s potato and vegetable suppliers to transfer produce onto washing, sizing and packing lines.

The Rota-Tip Up-Eject is the second Haith machine to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following the Root Veg Polisher in 2010.

“Haith was established in 1964 by the late George Geoffrey Haith, who, as a very talented engineer, always tried to find a way to help his farming customers to do things more effectively,” said Duane Hill, Haith’s managing director. “Mr Haith was a fantastic problem solver and a great innovator. These traits have been an integral part of the business ever since and have formed the foundations of the company’s growth. Today, our company is renowned around the globe for our innovative vegetable-handling systems.

“The Rota-Tip Up-Eject, which has been recognised today, and the Root Veg Polisher that received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 12 years ago, show that Haith’s approach to helping its customers has not changed. We are always looking to find better ways of doing things and providing solutions that are efficient, incredibly well made, priced competitively and backed up by the best customer service we can offer.

“Today’s recognition is excellent news for our team, a reward for their hard work, and a testimony to our customers who involve us in their businesses and trust us to develop solutions to enhance their business. Everyone at Haith is very proud to be recognised by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time.”