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Newtec Crowned Belgian Finalist In European Business Awards

By SpaceRef Editor
December 15, 2016
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Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced it has been awarded the title “National Champion for Belgium” in the European Business Awards 2016, which honor innovative businesses in numerous industries, including engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and transport.

Advertised as Europe’s largest business competition, the award, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe. This year, more than 33,000 businesses from 34 countries were involved.

Among those was Newtec which had its role in the satellite industry recognized in the “Award for Customer Focus” category for Belgium. With a 31-year history, the company has created a number of technologies and products, with the latest system being its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform which helps customers become more profitable. Also highlighted was Newtec’s contribution to the latest satellite communication standard, DVB-S2X, its globally-recognized training program and strong relationship with the European Space Agency (ESA) which means innovation is at the heart of the company.

“We are delighted to have been named National Champion for Belgium in the European Business Awards, which have a long history of promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community,” said Newtec’s Chief Operating Officer Sander Boom. “Like any business, our customers are at the heart of what we do and we are continually looking to enlarge our skillset to ensure we have the broad application expertise required to support our customers with their service offering. As such, it is a particular source of pride to have been recognized in the Customer Focus category.”

The European Business Awards judges also highlighted Newtec’s annual customer survey, it’s customer experience feedback gathering and its manufacturing center in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, which received a “Factory of the Future” award recognizing its environmental strategy. In addition, it was noted that Newtec also contributes to Belgium’s economy, with the company recently boosting the number of people it employs in the region by more than 10 per cent.

Looking forward to 2017, Newtec expects to see further growth with demand for High Throughput Satellites, multiservice infrastructures and services in high value markets. Newtec will continue enlarging the addressable markets for its customers to stay profitable.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to Newtec, which has been selected to represent its country as National Champions. Newtec is central to the success of Europe’s strong business community and has shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”

Following its success in Belgium, Newtec will now be put forward to compete against winners of the same category from other countries for the global champion title.

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About Newtec 

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About European Business Awards 

Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.

In 2015/16 Awards, the EBAs engaged with over 32,000 organisations in 34 countries. Showcasing the best in class, past winners are from a diverse range of industries including pharmaceutical, engineering, fashion, cosmetic, online businesses, manufacturing and transport. Winners of the EBAs are congratulated by an audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 34 European nations.

Participants represented a combined turnover of over €1.2 trillion Euros, employing over 2.7 million people.

SpaceRef staff editor.