Vysoké Mýto, December 20th, 2018
Iveco Czech Republic, a.s. won the golden ward in the “Export Growth in 1993-2017“ category with an export volume over 500 million CZK per year. The Exporter of the Year contest was organized by the Czech Chamber of Commerce, the Medium Business Status (Střední podnikatelský stav, z.s.) and the Association for the Support of Enterprise in the Czech Republic.
Jan Kimla, IVECO BUS Sales Director for CEE, received the award from the hands of the Minister of Industry and Trade, Marta Nováková, and the Vice-President of the Senate, Milan Štěch, during the ceremony which took place in Kaiserštejnský palác in Prague on December 17th, 2018.
The company, based in Vysoké Mýto, also did well in several other categories. IVECO BUS placed 7th in the category assessing the total volume of export in 2017 and 9th in terms of export volume in the years 1993-2017 and export growth in the years 2016-2017.
“ Our success is the result of a long-term investment strategy in our Vysoké Mýto plant, our people, tools and processes, associated with a constant development of the Crossway and Evadys ranges, to provide innovation, high quality product and services to our customers “ said Jan Kimla, IVECO BUS Sales Director for CEE.
Last year, Iveco Czech Republic, a.s. increased its year-on-year production by 5.6 % to 4,104 vehicles, mainly due to the Crossway bus product range. Over 93 % of the domestic production was sold abroad ; France ranked first, followed by Germany, Kazakhstan and Italy.
Iveco Czech Republic is the biggest bus manufacturer in the country and the biggest production plant of IVECO BUS. Thanks to the success of its intercity product range, which has been the leader on the European market in the recent years, it is now one of the biggest Czech exporters.
This year, the company has been elected the Best Employer of the Pardubice Region. In the Czech TOP 100 survey, Iveco Czech Republic, a. s. regularly places in the upper quadrant of the most important companies in the country.
Iveco Czech Republic, a. s. contributes significantly to the growth of the Czech economy. The company is an important employer in the region, with over 3,700 employees and creates another 1,700 jobs through its subcontractors.