Leading global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, Edwards, have been awarded the Export Tower Award from the South Korean government, for meeting $70 million in exports.

The company was presented with the award at South Korea’s 45th Annual Day of the Export; a national event honouring companies that meet certain export goals in a single year, therefore making positive contributions to the Korean economy.

Once a company has received an Export Tower award, it must reach the next highest export goal in a subsequent year to receive another.

This is the fourth year that Edwards Korea Ltd. has received an Export Tower award, beginning with $10M in 2004, $20M in 2006, and $50M in 2007.

Gary Harte, president of Edwards Korea, Ltd., accepted the award on behalf of the company.

He said, “Edwards Korea Ltd. is very honoured to be a recipient of this prestigious government award. It recognises the robust growth that Edwards has achieved and highlights the company’s contribution to the South Korean economy.”