CTOUCH Europe B.V., European market leader in large format touch screens, received the theme-award for internationalisation during the annual FD Gazellen award ceremony.
A national selection of 490 Gazelle winners was finally narrowed down to 3 nominees. A jury of experts considered CTOUCH to be the company that possesses the most successful internationally orientated strategy. Selection has been based on criteria such as strategy of growth, ambition and speed of internationalisation.
"Through an active expansion strategy, CTOUCH Europe was able to realize a very healthy, organic growth in revenues between 2012 and 2014," says the FD Gazellen expert jury. "Now present in 25 countries, the company uses a straightforwardly developed plan with a keen eye for environmental factors to further their future steps abroad. CTOUCH possesses a very healthy ambition to grow and seems to manage the execution very well; it is an enterprise that can play an exemplary role for many others."
"Winning the FD Gazellen internationalisation Award is an important milestone for CTOUCH and a great reward for all the effort en dedication our entire European team has shown the last years," says Francois Barlinckhoff, CEO of CTOUCH Europe. "This award also affirms the strategy CTOUCH -together with her international partners- has determined. Coming years, we will continue this strategy and put CTOUCH further on the map as a world player. In order to achieve this, CTOUCH B.V. has already been established. Europe stays our main focus, but is no longer our sole point of focus. For example, in 2016 we expect to gain 10% of our turnover in the Middle East."
"Worldwide, the market for touch sensitive equipment is growing expansively. Just think of smartphones and tablets based on Android, Apple or Windows10 operating systems," says Remmelt van der Woude, CTO of CTOUCH. "Nowadays, interactivity is almost synonymous with 'touch', whether referring to small or very large screens. In an educational as well as in a corporate environ-ment, our solutions are being optimally utilized. Large format touch screens facilitate the interaction and enhance the effectiveness of a presentation."
"In addition, CTOUCH has made the concept of cooperation with technology partners its spear point," adds Remmelt. "Through collaborations with partners such as Philips, VDL and Harman Kardon, the performance potential of a CTOUCH screen will keep growing. By focusing on the right specifications, we can successfully offer every audience a matching product portfolio."
The FD Gazellen is an initiative of the Financieel Dagblad (Financial Newspaper) and contains vari-ous categories, including 'Internationalisation'. The prices are yearly awarded to the company that over the last three years performed best in its category.