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Series: Export winners 2009 -

BRP-Powertrain MDs Gerd Ohrnberger and Josef Fürlinger at the awards ceremony © ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA


July 1, 2009

Since 1994 the Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Ministry of Economics have been awarding "Export prizes" to Austria's most successful export firms. This year the prize in the Industry category went to BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG from Upper Austria.

The winner of the 2009 export prize in the industry category was BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG . The company, headquartered in Gunskirchen, Upper Austria, specialises in the development and production of karts, snowmobiles, sport boats and off-road vehicles. The product range includes also engines for ultra-light and lightweight aircraft as well as for motorcycles. Over the past 50 years, more than 350 engine models for leisure vehicles have been developed in Gunskirchen, with over 6 million engines produced. BRP-Powertrain is a subsidiary of Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), employs over 1,200 staff and generated revenues of EUR 474 million, with 99.4% of turnover going to export markets.

The export prize winners in the industry category in the last decade: