PestWest was announced the winner of the Digital Engineering/Technology Award for flyDetect at the recent Made in Yorkshire Awards.
The manufacturing dinner, held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds, celebrated world-class companies based in Yorkshire and the Humber and the products they are making in this region and selling across the world.
Companies were recognised for their remarkable transitions to new products which have met the national needs or even continued their brilliant innovation and ongoing success through what has been a tough couple of years since the outbreak of Covid-19.
Fred Hurstel, PestWest’s business director, said: “We are so pleased that PestWest has been recognised for the technology we have used to create flyDetect. It has been years in the making and is the first of its kind in the pest control industry.
“Flying insects contaminating products remains a significant issue for many industries, and early identification of potential flying insect problems is a huge benefit, where zero tolerance of insects is required.”
Mr Hurstel added: “During the current pandemic and ongoing, it is especially important that hospitals, manufacturers, and pharmaceutical industries have the peace of mind that insect detection is being taken care of whilst keeping their staff safe, and flyDetect allows them to do this via remote monitoring.”