Ampy Metering has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2004, in recognition of the company's achievement of growing export sales by close to 350% over three years. Ampy designs and manufactures intelligent electricity meters; its products are being adopted around the world because of their ability to combat fraud and streamline meter reading.

Ampy's export sales have grown from £5 million in 2001 to nearly £17 million in 2003. Exports now represent close to 50% of the company's turnover. The company has had notable success in Italy, where it was chosen to design the meters for Italian utility Enel's meter upgrade programme. Sales have also grown in the Middle East, southern and eastern Europe, South America, Australia and China.

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