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Corticeira Amorim nominated finalist of the European Business Awards, in the Top 10 Innovative Companies

11 Jan / 2013

Corticeira Amorim is among the 100 companies that has been awarded a “Ruban d’Honneur” prize in 2012/13 of the European Business Awards. Iberdrola, Ikea, Volkswagen and DHL are also some of the companies that were honoured with the prestigious Ruban d’Honneur status in addition to a number of Portuguese companies such as Delta, Jerónimo Martins and Portucel.

Corticeira Amorim is one of the 10 selected finalists in the Innovation category, an award rewarding excellence associated with innovation, based on strict ethical principles.

R&D+Innovation is considered by Corticeira Amorim as being a strategic pillar of its business, especially since the late 90s. As a result of this strategy, our company currently offers a portfolio of diversified cork products that are exported to some of the world's most demanding organizations in terms of quality, a clear validation by the market of the solutions provided by Corticeira Amorim.

The combined turnover of the companies from 28 countries that have applied for the 2012/13 European Business Awards exceeds one trillion euros. Newcomers include some emerging countries such as Turkey and Kazakhstan, a fact that should be pointed out. In total, these organizations provide employment for 2.7 million people in the European continent.

After a phase of interviews with representatives of the finalists, the winners of the European Business Awards will be announced in April 2013.

“It is wonderful that all the states of Europe are together [in entering the European Business Awards]. We want a strong Europe and you are participating in the process of building a strong Europe, piece by piece.”

“I have the highest opinion of the European Business Awards. It is a great initiative to promote the values and principles we believe in: liberty, democracy, freedom of speech, open markets and open societies.”

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