Taoglas recognised for outstanding innovation in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2010
Taoglas Short Listed for Innovator of the Year Award Enniscorthy – Taoglas, the leading M2M antenna provider, announced that it has been short listed for the Small Firms Association’s (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2010. Taoglas is one of the finalists in the Enterprise Ireland sponsored category “Innovator of the Year Award”. Taoglas was recognised for its outstanding innovation in the area of surface mount antenna solutions for the automotive and machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. Taoglas’ range of antennas for GPS, cellular, Zigbee and WiFi have seen tremendous success globally.
Taoglas makes a range of embedded, external and base station antennas covering the M2M market for automotive, telemedical, smart metering, tracking and remote monitoring. Taoglas’ antennas build on the company’s strong product line and experience with cellular antennas and merge the best of Taoglas’ strength in world-leading antenna designs with innovative manufacturing practices. In only four years, since Taoglas was founded by Dermot O’Shea from Enniscorthy and Ronan Quinlan from Dublin, the company has grown from a small two-person company to become an international manufacturing and consultancy company for the M2M market with design and development headquarters in Enniscorthy and the U.S. and manufacturing in Taiwan.
“Since Taoglas’ inception, we’ve been focused on building our reputation as a provider of top quality and high efficiency embedded and external antennas,” said Dermot O’Shea, co-founder and director from Taoglas. “We use unique materials and innovative market designs to bring out products that make sense for the market. Going forward we see a strong market growth in the M2M sector and will continue to supply a total mesh network solution, combining embedded, external and base station antennas, to smart metering, agriculture or any sensor mesh network. We have truly delivered innovation in the area of surface mount GPS and cellular antenna solutions. We are delighted to be short listed for the SFA National Small Business Award 2010.”
“Among this year’s applicants there is an overwhelming sense of resilience and adaptability and in these challenging times it’s great to see so many small companies positively focused on the growth of their businesses which really gives me hope that small business will be the vital force in Ireland’s economy in the coming years”, commented Dr. Aidan O’Boyle, SFA Chairman and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel.