The Austrian Export Prizes for 2020 were awarded on 11 February 2021 at an award ceremony that, for the first time, was broadcast virtually; just like every year, however, public attention was once again squarely on Austria’s top exporters. The Export Prizes honour the exceptional involvement and success achieved by Austrian companies on international markets.
The prizes were awarded by Harald Mahrer, the president of the Austrian Economic Chamber, watched by a large audience that had tuned in digitally because of Corona pandemic restrictions.
Last year’s export achievements were judged in six categories.
Achieving a commanding position on global markets, developing an efficient overseas network or playing a pioneering role as an exporter will put a firm in the running for the Global Player Award, while the Expat Award is presented to an individual for services to Austria’s foreign trade.
The Global EcoVision Award goes to Austrian companies whose innovative technologies, products and services have made a lasting contribution to environmental conservation and climate protection.
Austrian Export prizes 2020 – the award winners:
Business & Trade
Silver: AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG
Bronze: Cubicure GmbH
Gold: Lenus Pharma Ges.m.b.H.
Silver: DELTA BLOC International GmbH
Bronze: Bagjump Action Sports GmbH
Silver: Senoplast Klepsch & Co. GmbH
Bronze: ALPINE METAL TECH GmbH
Information & Consulting
Silver: own3d media GmbH
Bronze: Medicus AI GmbH
Tourism & Leisure
Bronze: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Transportation & Transport
Gold: Prangl Ges.m.b.H
Silver: Zdenko Dworak GesmbH
The Global Player Award was presented to the Austrian fibre producer Lenzing AG.
With more than 7,000 staff and a turnover in excess of EUR2 billion, the group has enjoyed global success in the ecological use of wood as a raw material in manufacturing special fibres. These high-quality fibres serve as a base material for a wide range of applications and are in continual use in the global textile industry in every manufacturing country. The group has production facilities in Austria, The Czech Republic, the UK, China, Indonesia and the USA.
The Expat Award goes to Josef Ullmer, the President Director of AndritzHydro in Indonesia, who as MD and CEO of AndritzHydro India has already played a decisive role in the company’s success in India and Southern Asia from 2015 to 2019. He is also in charge of AndritzHydro’s business development and growth in Asia, Australia and Oceania. Andritz’s hydro business segment has made it the world’s largest provider on the hydraulic power generation and power station renovation market and a beacon provider of innovative technology.
Fronius International GmbH has won the Global EcoVision Award for “24 Hours of Sun”.
Fronius has achieved worldwide success in the welding technology, photovoltaic and battery-charging sectors, and its products, services and more than 1,250 patents have made it a leading innovator on the global market. ‘24 Hours of Sun’ is less a project and more Fronius’ vision for the energy revolution: a world in which 100% of energy requirements are met from renewable sources – everywhere and at all times.