A family owned Naas based firm has scooped the top prize at Ireland’s premier awards event for the motor industry.
The Naas Gearbox Centre, Millbrook, has been in business for 25 years - since it was founded by Naas resident Cecil Harmon. The enterprise employs 9 people and is now run by his sons joint owners Wayne and Glen. The award was made to the company - transmission engineering and repair specialists - at the 2014 Irish Motor Industry Awards, hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).
Former Naas CBS student Wayne described the award as “a great honour” of the company which specialises in replacing and repairing gearboxes for cars, vans and 4 wheel drive vehicles.”
The award was made in front of some 500 motor industry figures at the Hilton Hotel, Dublin (formerly the Burlington). Twelve months ago Naas Gearbox Centre was highly commended in the same category, finishing in the runner-up position.
According to SIMI the awards (this is the fourth awards event) first made four years ago, honour businesses that have demonstrated excellence and best practice “in the face of extremely challenging economic conditions.” The judges noted NGC’s “achievements in the highly specialised industry of transmission technology.”