The eighth awards ceremony, presented by Rēzekne SEZ on September 13, 2019, honoured the best enterprises of 2018 following evaluation process of results achieved in 2018. During the ceremony, Rēzekne SEZ presented awards in 10 categories. Three companies of Rezekne SEZ received the award “The Enterprise of the Year”: “LEAX Rezekne” RSEZ Ltd in the group of large / medium companies, as well as “Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC and “LATSTAB” RSEZ Ltd in the group of small companies. In addition, other companies were acknowledged for their contribution to the development of Rēzekne SEZ.
In the group of large/medium-sized companies “LEAX Rezekne” RSEZ Ltd received the main award “The Enterprise of the Year”.
The metalprocessing company "LEAX Rezekne" RSEZ Ltd, received the following awards in the following categories: the 1st place in “Innovation of the Year”, “Partner of the Year”, “The fastest growing company”, the 2nd place in the category “The largest taxpayer”, “Investment of the Year” and “Socially responsible company”, as well as the 3rd place in categories: “Producer of the Year” and “The Largest Exporter”. In 2018, total turnover of the company was 19.8 million euro. “LEAX Rezekne” RSEZ Ltd launched a new investment project in 2018, extending its activities to a new field - production of electric car parts. The company has increased the number of employees by 19%, currently employing 224 workers.
The companies “Rēzeknes dzirnavnieks” RSEZ AS and “LATSTAB” RSEZ Ltd received the award “The Enterprise of the Year” in the group of small commercial companies.
“Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC received awards in the following nominations: 1st place in “Investment of the Year”, “Socially responsible company”, “Partner of the Year”, “The Service Provider of the Year”, “The Largest Taxpayer”. Services provided by “Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC amounted to 2.6 million euro in 2018. The society of Rezekne Entrepreneurs nominated “Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC for the award “Partner of the Year” for active involvement in the activities implemented by the Society of Rezekne entrepreneurs, supporting Christmas charity and providing help to disadvantaged families of Rezekne municipality, donating both useful things and supporting them financially.
The producer of lighting poles and masts, “LATSTAB” RSEZ Ltd, received awards in the following nominations: the 1st place in “The Largest Exporter”, the 2nd place in the “ Service Provider of the Year”, “The Fastest Growing Company” and the 3rd place in “Socially Responsible Company”. The main export markets of the company “LATSTAB” RSEZ Ltd are the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. In 2018 the company's export volume reached 1.6 million euro, the turnover increased by 16%, reaching the turnover of 1.9 million euro.
This year the company “VEREMS” RSEZ Ltd placed second in the category “The Enterprise of the Year” in the group of large companies, "NewFuels" RSEZ Ltd placed third. In the group of small companies “Energy Resources CHP” RSEZ Ltd and RSEZ “DFD” Ltd placed second in the category “The Enterprise of the Year”. “REBIR” RSEZ JSC received the award for third place.
Joint municipal institution’s “Rēzekne SEZ Authority” annual award contest is organised to acknowledge and pay honour to the most successful companies of Rēzekne SEZ, their products and services following the evaluation procedure of the companies’ results for the previous year. Within the framework of the contest the companies were evaluated in 10 categories – Service Provider of the Year, Producer of the Year, Largest Taxpayer, Largest Exporter, Investment of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Fastest Growing Company, Socially Responsible Company, Partner of the Year and Enterprise of the Year.
At the moment there are 19 companies working in the territory of Rēzekne SEZ. The most developed industries are metalprocessing, woodworking, manufacturing of equipment and tools, as well as storage and warehousing. In 2018, number of employed persons by Rēzekne SEZ companies reached 947, the total turnover amounts in 105 million euro.