ACR Electronics, the US safety and survival specialist, has been named one of Florida's highest-performing manufacturers at the annual Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.

The Broward County-based company was presented with the top award in the 'Companies with up to 199 employees' category at the 2018 Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

ACR was chosen for its exceptional leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations.

“We accept this award with great pride with the knowledge that this achievement is only possible with an exceptional team doing exceptional work," said ACR's executive VP Gerry Angeli at the awards ceremony. "I was particularly pleased to hear feedback that a key determinant of our success was how enthusiastic, engaged and involved our employees are about saving lives, so I would like to congratulate all my colleagues.

“This is a unique honour, and we are extremely proud to design and build quality products knowing they are used to save lives right here in Florida for the past six decades. Our products must work the first time, every time, and that require strong leadership with a dedication to quality from everyone that works at ACR Electronics.”

ACR Electronics makes safety and survival equipment for the marine, outdoor, aviation and military sectors. This is the second manufacturing award for the company this year after it was named South Florida’s Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) in March.