Rezekne SEZ Companies of the Year: LEAX Rēzekne and Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks

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Rezekne SEZ Companies of the Year: LEAX Rēzekne and Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks

July 27, 2015

Within the framework of RSEZ Year Award Competition for the results achieved in 2014, two companies received the Year Award – metalworking company Ltd. “LEAX Rēzekne” RSEZ in the group of medium-sized/large enterprises and company “Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC in the group of small companies.

RSEZ Year Award Competition is aimed at honouring the most successful RSEZ companies according to their economic performance results of the previous year, such as investment made in the production development, the production and export volume, taxes paid et al. Within the framework of the Competition there were appreciated RSEZ companies which actively and in good faith operate in RSEZ territory.

Companies were evaluated according to 8 nominations: “The Service Renderer of The Year”, “The Producer of The Year”, “The Biggest Taxpayer”, “The Biggest Exporter”, “The Investment of The Year”, “The Innovation of The Year”, “The Most Rapidly Growing Enterprise”, “The Company of The Year”. Enterprises were evaluated in two groups: medium sized/ large companies group and small companies group.

RSEZ Authority Chief Executive Officer Ms Sandra Ežmale: „Looking at the achievements and success of RSEZ companies in 2014, I am confident that people who work at these companies are brave and are not afraid of difficulties, challenges and obstacles. They are people who take the responsibility for the success and growth of their companies, people who in fact love what they do.”

Metalworking company Ltd. “LEAX Rēzekne” RSEZ received the award in several nominations: “The Biggest Exporter”, “The Innovation of The Year”, “The Biggest Taxpayer”, “The Investment of The Year”, “The Most Rapidly Growing Enterprise”, “The Producer of The Year”. “LEAX Rēzekne” represents one of the LEAX Group companies in Latvia and Sweden; another Latvian factory is located in Riga region, Babītes pagasts. In 2014 the turnover of “LEAX Rēzekne” constituted 11.13 million EUR.

“Rēzeknes Dzirnavnieks” RSEZ JSC, the grain elevator, was awarded in multiple nominations: “The Service Renderer of The Year”, “The Biggest Taxpayer”, “The Most Rapidly Growing Enterprise”, “The Biggest Exporter”, “The Investment of The Year”. The turnover of the company in 2014 constituted 3.35 million EUR.

In the group of big/ medium sized companies Certificates of Recognition for the contribution to the development of RSEZ in 2014 were presented to the following companies: “VEREMS”, “REBIR”, “MAGISTR-FISKEVEGN GROUP.MFG”, “NewFuels”. In the group of small companies Certificates of Recognition for the contribution to the development of RSEZ in 2014 were granted to “DFD”, “RIGAMET”, “EsJu”, “MB Properties”, “REDIUS”, “LATION” and “Atmosclear CHP”.

In the framework of the Year Award Competition 13 companies were awarded for the results achieved in 2014.

According to the initiatives of Rēzekne city and municipality councils, Rēzekne Business Association, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Rezekne University College several companies were granted awards in other nominations which were not prescribed by the Competition regulation.

A Certificate of Recognition was granted to a rope and twine producer RSEZ “MAGISTR-FISKEVEGN GROUP.MFG” Ltd. for the widest transportation geography in 2014. The brewery Ltd. RSEZ “DFD” was awarded for the promotion of the Rezekne city image in 2014. Veneer plywood plant “VEREMS” RSEZ Ltd. received a Certificate of Recognition for the social partnership, culture and education sponsorship in 2014. In its turn, the metalworking company Ltd. “LEAX Rēzekne” RSEZ was awarded for the enhancement of employment and promotion of the good practice in 2014.