Cambridge-based Military & Defence Thermal Imaging Manufacturer Thermoteknix awarded inaugural King’s Award for International Trade

Thermoteknix Systems Ltd., global innovator in night vision and thermal imaging, has been honoured with the distinguished King’s Award for Enterprise, recognising significant and sustained growth in the company’s international trade. (

Overseas sales for the company grew by 173% in the three-year period across key markets including the North America, Europe and Asia.

The company has previously won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade and is a two-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

The company has previously won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade and is a two-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise has been renamed following the Accession of King Charles III, emphasising his desire to continue Queen Elizabeth’s legacy (since 1965) of celebrating the achievements of outstanding UK businesses each year.

Commenting on winning the first King’s Award honour, founder and Managing Director of Thermoteknix, Dr Richard Salisbury said: “We are extremely honoured to receive this award and would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment shown by our whole team in delivering outstanding results for our customers around the world in what continues to be fast-changing and challenging markets made all the more onerous during the COVID pandemic.”

Founded in 1982, Thermoteknix has sustained continued growth from its Cambridge headquarters, manufacturing and supplying advanced thermal imaging solutions to defence and security markets, and process monitoring.

Thermoteknix remains at the forefront of thermal imaging and night vision technologies innovation and our continued success in such competitive markets demonstrates the impact of great British innovation, engineering and quality,” explained Dr. Salisbury.

Thermoteknix successfully exports to more than 70 countries around the world, with all products designed and manufactured at its state-of-the-art facilities in Cambridge.

The King’s Award for International Trade recognises outstanding growth in overseas earnings and rewards British companies for demonstrating steep year-on-year growth in overseas sales. The Awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

The King’s Award for Enterprise (formerly Queen’s Award) is the most prestigious award for UK businesses and is a globally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies. The use of the distinguished King’s Award emblem is a recognised Royal endorsement.

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About Thermoteknix (

Founded in 1982 and with 40 years of consistent technical innovation and leadership in infrared (IR) thermal imaging and thermal measurement-based hardware, systems, and software application products. Thermoteknix has been driven by its commitment to quality, reliability, and determination to develop and deliver solutions that solve customers’ biggest challenges. Winners of the King’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2023, in addition to the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation (2008 and 2015).

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