Fort Lauderdale-based safety and survival expert ACR Electronics has been named South Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year.

ACR Electronics, Inc, sister company to UK-based safety at sea and communications specialist Ocean Signal, was recognised by the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) at its Annual SFMA Recognition of Excellence banquet and awards presentation, hosted at The Signature Grand where there were over 400 people in attendance. The SFMA celebrates excellence in manufacturing by recognising companies that have demonstrated success in leadership, process management, strategic planning, and display a sharp focus on their customer needs.

In addition to ACR’s overall company achievement, Isaac Johnson, ACR’s RF Engineer, was awarded the SFMA Employee of the Year runner-up.

There were 80 companies nominated this year. After an in-depth review, the SFMA committee selected ACR for its state-of-the-art manufacturing, stringent quality standards, strong corporate culture, and dedication to going the extra mile to educate its buyers and end users on how the technology in its devices work.

“This award is a great source of pride at ACR. This achievement only further validates our commitment to integrating a quality system into our manufacturing process and ensures ACR delivers our promise of making quality products, knowing that they are used to save lives. We want to congratulate all the companies nominated. It was a great reminder to know we are one of many companies who can say their products are ‘Made in Florida by Floridians’,” said Gerry Angeli, executive vice president.

ACR Electronics manufactures lifesaving equipment for maritime and outdoor enthusiasts, along with military forces, aviation and space programs, from around the world. Its products include EPIRBs, PLBs, SARTs, Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights and other associated safety accessories.