Many congratulations to Pexa, the UK’s leading supplier of coatings and surface treatment products to aerospace and other high-tech engineering markets. “We are thrilled to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the first time”, says Jim Rowbotham, founder and Managing Director. “HRH The Duke of York was kind enough to declare our new premises open when we moved here a couple of years ago. He suggested we try for the award and, encouraged by that, we did. Thanks to him for giving us a push in this direction”.

Pexa began in 2002 as a business based on specialist know-how in aerospace coatings and establishing a unique position in the market, genuinely working with its supplier partners to develop strategies for commercialising, delivering and technically supporting their products. Pexa’s customers are high-tech engineering companies; manufacturing and maintaining aircraft & defence equipment, energy infrastructure and electronics.  ey products are surface treatments, paints and NDT products. They have very high-performance properties but are also subject to chemical regulations and are hazardous for shipping. These are important challenges when supplying them internationally and Pexa’s team is the best in the World at managing these issues and ensuring that our customer’s projects are delivered on time.

Pexa now has more than a thousand customers in over forty countries and provides products and services for major projects such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A350XWB and the F-35 Lightning II amongst many others. This award is for their growth in International markets of over 70% in the last 3 years. In that time, Pexa has opened new offices and outlets in Spain, southern France, North Africa and India, and adapted their offer to match different regional needs and established offices with teams recruited in the regions they serve.

“This award is really due to a shared effort from our own team whose know-how and energy have made the company a success, as well as our supplier partners who have supported us throughout and, of course, our customers and their faith in us which we try to repay every day”.

Pexa has great plans for the future and increasing internationalisation is an important part of them. The aerospace industry will continue to grow globally, and Pexa’s UK roots give them a great knowledge base and experience which helps to serve their customers well. They now have the platform on which to build their offer around the world.