The institute of Transport Management has awarded their 2005 Innovation in Garage Equipment award to Boston Garage Equipment.
In their announcement of 19th October the Institute states: "Since its inception in 1977 the Institute has been disseminating information to its membership in the UK regarding developments in policies and services pertaining to all aspects of the transportation industry. This year, the executive committee, following requests from our membership, undertook to research the automotive aftermarket market in order to ascertain which organisations were providing the most comprehensive and innovative service to the industry.
Following on from this research programme, it is with great delight that we can announce Boston Garage Equipment as winner of this years 'Innovation in Garage Equipment award'. At the beginning of the programme we identified a number of areas on which to judge each companys performance: Range of services, growth and achievement, global reach, IT innovation and customer relations.
The Boston Garage Equipment name has been synonymous with cutting-edge technology for quite a while now and has helped shape the course of the automotive industry." Mr Patrick Sheedy the Institute's PR Director added, "We were keen to invest this accreditation in a company which exhibited characteristics which will set them apart from their competitors".
Boston joins a prestigious list of previous ITM Award winners, which includes Jaguar Cars, Beissbarth, Bridgestone Tyres and ExxonMobil. The ITM Award ceremony is traditionally held at London's Café Royal, and attracts the leading lights from all sectors of the transport industry.
Boston's managing director Ray Calcutt responded to the award "We are indeed proud that our technology driven approach to product design is being recognised by ITM as the substantial advance which it represents, particularly in the field of vehicle testing."