Avure Technologies Receives Export Achievement Certificate From U.S. Department of Commerce

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown recognize the company’s accomplishments in the global marketplace

Avure’s Dave Peltier is flanked by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (L) and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (R) as he accepts the Export Achievement Certificate recognizing the company’s accomplishments in the global marketplace.

Companies like Avure represent some of the best in American ingenuity and innovation...

Avure Technologies, the global leader in contained ultra high pressure systems, has received the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate. The Certificate is awarded to American businesses that have benefitted from the export services of the Department’s Commercial Service to make their first export sale or enter new foreign markets.

Assistance from the Commercial Service has been instrumental in helping Avure with market analysis and to identify and recruit sales agents in Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Germany. The company, based in Kent, Washington, has been working with the DoC since 2001. Its products--sheet metal forming presses, hot and cold Isostatic presses, and High Pressure Processing (HPP) systems--are all routinely sold on five continents annually.

As a pioneer in ultra high pressure processing, Avure originated what it considers to be the safest and most reliable pressure containment system ever designed, the QUINTUS® wire wound pressure vessel and frame. Avure also created the first commercially viable systems for high pressure removal of foodborne pathogens, substantially extending the shelf life of packaged foods without chemical additives or preservatives. Its HPP systems now process over $2 billion of food products around the globe every year.

The DoC recognition comes less than two months after Avure introduced its newest HPP system for the food sector, the QFP 100-Liter 600. Designed with export markets in mind, this smaller-footprint model enables small to medium-size processors to add an important layer of food safety while responding to consumer preferences for fresher, preservative-free, and reduced-sodium foods. More information on the 100L can be found on the company's website.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown presented the award to Dave Peltier, Avure’s Director of Sales, Americas, at an event highlighting President Barack Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) this spring. The NEI is expected to double American exports over the next five years, an increase that will support two million American jobs.

“Companies like Avure represent some of the best in American ingenuity and innovation, and I congratulate them on their outstanding export accomplishments,” commented Roberta Ford, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service. “To help accomplish the President's National Export Initiative, we will look to small and medium-sized companies like Avure Technologies, Inc. to substantially increase, if not double, its export performance within a five-year period ending 2014.”

“We’re honored to receive such an award,” Peltier remarked. “We are very appreciative of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Export Assistance Center for its ongoing assistance. Avure HPP systems are now installed and working to improve food safety on five continents around the globe."

The company is currently engaged in a sustained expansion into Latin America and is actively pursuing distribution agreements in several new regions, efforts that will also involve Commercial Service assistance.

About Avure Technologies Inc.
Avure specializes in the design, manufacturing, installation, and global support of high pressure presses for densification of advanced materials and critical industrial parts, forming of sheet metal components, and high pressure pasteurization to keep food pathogen-free and fresh longer. With over 50 years of experience, the company has installed and serviced more than 1,700 systems in 43 countries. For more information, visit http://www.avure.com.

About the U.S. Commercial Service
As the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the U.S. Commercial Service is located in 109 U.S. cities and U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 77 countries, and connects U.S. companies with international buyers through export counseling and a variety of other services. For more information, visit http://www.export.gov.

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