Luton, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 20, 2009 - Elster Metering Limited, part of Elster Group, has announced that it has received the U.K. Institute of Mechanical Engineers Award for Business Development and Change Management.

“We are thrilled to have received the award for Business Development and Change Management. This prestigious accolade recognises the colossal contribution that every one in the company has made to develop our class leading facilities and processes,” commented Elster’s vice president manufacturing operations, Mark Barrow.

2009 marks a key year for the company as it introduces the innovative V200/V210 polymer water meter. Elster has pioneered the manufacture of polymer bodied water meters, with over one million meters installed in some of the harshest environments worldwide.

The V200/V210 polymer meter offers long life and high accuracy over a wide operating range with very low environmental impact. The product has been designed to form an integral part of the wider Elster advanced metering information system, ensuring that water utilities are able to meet their targets for resource management and customer service.