MCS Named 2007 Innovation Exporter of the Year

International subsea engineering firm MCS has been named 2007 Innovation Exporter of the Year in a prestigious awards ceremony.

MCS, which currently employs almost 200 people across offices in Galway, Aberdeen, Houston, Rio, Perth and Paris, received the accolade during the annual Irish Exporters Association Awards ceremony at University College Dublin.

The award recognizes companies that make significant contributions to the exporting sector resulting in a new technology, product or service being introduced. MCS was named the winner for its design and delivery of engineering and software solutions to the subsea industry.

The company, which ensures that research and innovation are central to its corporate growth strategy, received a further two nominations for the Emerging Markets Exporter of the Year award and the Software and International Services Export Award.

MCS group CEO John Conroy, said: "We are proud and delighted to have won this prestigious award. We see it as a clear reflection of our ongoing commitment to the continual development and marketing of trail-blazing products and high level of service we offer our customers and consider it a fitting reward to all our staff work so hard to ensure our success internationally."

The IEA represents the needs of the export industry ensuring that the necessary conditions are created and the necessary support is provided to assist companies to maximize their export sales. The IEA draws its membership from every exporting sector, ensuring that the interests of all industries are represented and promoted at the highest levels.