The results of this prestigious nationwide competition entitled “Exporter of the Year 2015” reaffirmed that, for many years, Česká zbrojovka a.s. has been ranked, and rightly so, amongst the leading Czech exporters in every respect. This was already the twenty-first edition of this competition. Its significance was also underlined by the fact that this year the awards for the winners of the Exporter of the Year competition were once-again presented by the Czech President, Miloš Zeman, at the elegant Kaiserstein Palace in Prague. The Chairman of the Czech Senate Milan Štěch and other well-know representatives in the public sphere were also present both at the ceremony of the announcement of the results and the subsequent presentation of the winners’ awards.
Česká zbrojovka achieved very good positions in six individual categories and amongst the other large Czech exporters was ranked as follows:
1st place – for “The exporter with the largest export volume in the Zlín Region”
9th place for “The best exporter in accordance with the Bisnode evaluation” (in the category of large exporters over CZK 500 mil.)
18th place – for “Export Growth 1993 – 2014” (in the category of large exporters over CZK 500 mil.)
22nd place – for “Export Growth 2013 – 2014” (in the category of large exporters over CZK 500 mil.)
31st place – for “Export Volume 2014” (in the category of large exporters over CZK 500 mil.)
31st place – for “Export Volume 1993 – 2013” (in the category of large exporters over CZK 500 mil.)
Česká zbrojovka’s standing in this competition compared favourably with such other large well-known companies as Skoda Auto, Foxconn and Bosch.
Traditionally the Exporter of the Year competition is organised by the Association of MSEs together with the Czech Association for the Support of Entrepreneurship and the principal patron of the competition was the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic.