The company and its products had been granted an usually large number of national awards and distinctions. On four occasions - 1966, 1968, 1971 and 1978 - the company had been granted a Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement.
In 1972 its Hydra-Shift semi-automatic transmission was awarded silver medals for outstanding design by four national agricultural institutions - the Royal Agricultural Society of England, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, the Dublin Agricultural Society and the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society.
In 1974 the company also gained a Queen's Award to Industry for Technological Achievement (Hydra-Shift semi-automatic transmission) - the first such award made to a farmer tractor manufacturer. In 1976 the company received a Design Council Award for the design of the Hydra-Shift semi-automatic transmission. From 1955, the company held a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Queen Elizabeth II.
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