In the group of large and medium companies the winner of the main award “THE ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR” is “VEREMS” RSEZ SIA. The birch plywood producer “VEREMS” RSEZ SIA in the annual competition received the following awards: the 1st place in the nominations “The Producer of the Year”, “The Largest Taxpayer”, “The Largest Exporter”, “The Investment of the Year” and “Socially Responsible Company”. In 2017, the total turnover of the company was 30.3 million euros, the taxes paid to the state exceeded 2 million euros. VEREMS RSEZ SIA has invested more than 50 million euros in modern technologies and infrastructure development, and in 2018 has started a new investment project in the territory of Rēzekne SEZ. The company currently employs 339 people.
In the group of small companies the “THE ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR” award went to “Rēzeknes dzirnavnieks” RSEZ AS. The company was awarded the top place in the following nominations: “The Investment of the Year”, “Socially Responsible Company”, “The Partner of the Year”, “The Service Provider of the Year”, as well as the 2nd place in the nomination “The Largest Taxpayer”. Services provided by “Rēzeknes dzirnavnieks” RSEZ AS amounted to 3.5 million euros in 2017. Rēzekne Academy of Technologies nominated “Rēzeknes dzirnavnieks” RSEZ AS for the nomination “The Partner of the Year”, thus acknowledging its support to the student activities of the Academy.
Acknowledgments for the contribution to the development of Rēzekne SEZ in 2017 in the group of large and medium companies were awarded to SIA “LEAX Rēzekne” RSEZ, “NewFuels” RSEZ SIA and “MAGISTR-FISKEVEGN GROUP.MFG” SIA. In the group of small companies the Acknowledgments for the contribution to the development of Rēzekne SEZ in 2017 went to “Energy Resources CHP” RSEZ SIA, RSEZ SIA “LATSTAB”, “MB Properties” RSEZ SIA, RSEZ “REDIUS” SIA, “EsJu” RSEZ SIA, SIA RSEZ “DFD”, RSEZ SIA “Alfa Lithium”, “REBIR” RSEZ AS and RSEZ SIA “IRBIS Technology”.
Joint municipal institution’s “Rēzekne SEZ Authority” annual award competition is organised with the aim of acknowledging and honouring the most successful companies of Rēzekne SEZ, as well as their products and services by evaluation of the companies’ results for the previous year. Within the framework of the competition the companies were evaluated in 10 nominations – The Service Provider of the Year, The Producer of the Year, The Largest Taxpayer, The Largest Exporter, The Investment of the Year, The Innovation of the Year, The Fastest Growing Company, Socially Responsible Company, The Partner of the Year and The Enterprise of The Year.
At the moment there are 19 companies working within the framework of Rēzekne SEZ. Notable industries among others are metalworking, woodworking, manufacturing of equipment and tools, as well as storage and warehousing. In 2017, the total turnover of the companies within Rēzekne SEZ was 99.4 million euros and total employees: 899.
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