It is known as the Oscars among the awards in the Airport Industry: the AOA Award. Each year the Airport Operators Association announces the awards grouped into eight categories during a festive ceremony in London. The Association rewards the “best” in the Airport Industry.
The renowned Broadcaster and Travel Editor of the Independent Newspaper, Simon Calder, announced this year’s award winner of the coveted Best Manufacturer Category: The ASH Group. The judging panel not only took into consideration performance and excellence of the products but also customer service, delivering processes and after-sales. Furthermore, aspects such as meeting the specific needs of an airport operator, continuous development and product quality were considered. The ASH Group submission focused on their green credentials, in particular Schmidt’s green TJS-C Towed Jet Sweeper, powered by a mixture of biogas and biodiesel and the industry leading Total Lifetime Care (TLC) ethos. They also gained recognition for their impressive work with Dublin Airport over the past twelve months. Mike Moore, International Key Account Manager and David Harvey, Technical Sales Manager of Aebi Schmidt UK accepted the trophy of behalf of the Aebi Schmidt Group at the Awards Ceremony in London.
With an extensive range of products the ASH Group with its brands Aebi and Schmidt offers worldwide solutions for the winter service and cleaning of airport aprons, taxi-ways and runways. “We are incredibly proud of this award and the appreciation by the international judging panel”, says Christian Stryffeler, CCO Markets & Sales Global / Airport of the ASH Group. “Decades of know-how, continuous spirit of innovation and an open ear for the needs of our customers represents the key to our success. Supported by the great team spirit within the ASH Group the award is an incentive for us to further meet the high demands of our airport customers and to always be one step ahead with our solutions.”