ALTI Unmanned Aircraft Systems was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Aerospace & Defense category in The 18 th Annual International Business Awards® today.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program.
All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.
As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on
stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 8 December.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every
industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories,
including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or
Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. This year’s competition also featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ALTI Unmanned Aircraft Systems won in the Company of the Year for Aerospace &
Defense – Small category.
ALTI is an industry-leading unmanned aircraft manufacturing company, based in
Knysna, South Africa, with a focus on ultra-long endurance vertical take-off and landing unmanned aircraft. ALTI has been exporting its products around the world since 2012 having sold over 1000 drones internationally. ALTI has grown organically with zero funding over the years and only earlier this year took on an international investor for future growth.
With judges commenting that ALTI Unmanned Aircraft Systems showed a phenomenal growth trajectory from its inception. “I am extremely proud of the work that my team has put in to achieve the results that we have with ALTI, as we have grown, it has been an incredible journey for both myself and everyone involved and we as a team are honored to receive this award” stays Duran De Villiers, Owner & Director of ALTI Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260
executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early
“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8th December virtual awards ceremony.”
Details of The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners
are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About ALTI Unmanned Aircraft Systems
ALTI is an industry-leading, award-winning unmanned aircraft manufacturing company operating out of Knysna, South Africa, focusing on long-range and endurance vertical take-off and landing unmanned aircraft. ALTI aircraft are designed to fly multiple payloads, complete smart autonomous flight missions and provide the situational awareness needed for demanding security & surveillance operations.
For more information, visit www.altiuas.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the
German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American
Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations.
Honouring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com