The Most Innovative Companies in Austria

VIENNA, January 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Top Austrian companies honoured as National Champions for Austria in the European

Business Awards 2015/16  

Now we know which companies are the most successful and innovative in Austria: at a ceremony held in Vienna on Thursday evening, they were officially honoured as National Champions for Austria by Stefan Walter, Managing Partner of RSM Austria, and Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards. In the next round, the public will choose between the companies in an online vote.  

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"We are proud that there are so many innovative companies in Austria. It is a pleasure to offer them an international platform with the European Business Awards, and to support them in the competition," said Stefan Walter, Managing Partner of RSM Austria, in his opening speech for the event.

Austria's economic power  

A total of 13 domestic companies from a diverse range of different industries were selected by a panel of international experts and honoured as National Champions for Austria yesterday. They are: AirborneHydroMapping GmbH (Innsbruck), atempo GmbH (Graz), bellaflora Gartencenter GmbH (Leonding), Berger Feinste Confiserie (Lofer), Brau Union Osterreich (Linz), CROMA-Pharma (Korneuburg), Fabasoft (Linz), New Frontier Group (Vienna), Schachinger Logistik (Horsching), SIMPLON Fahrrad GmbH (Hard), Sonnenerde (Riedlingsdorf), Umdasch AG (Amstetten), UNIQA Insurance Group AG (Vienna). By participating in the European Business Awards, these companies get the opportunity both to present their own commercial achievements and to showcase Austria at the European level.

RSM - long-standing sponsor of the European Business Awards  

RSM is the seventh-largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms in the world. It has been the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards for many years. The announcement of the National Champions is a milestone on the way to the international grand final, and the companies will be supported in the competition by RSM Austria. In June, the category winners selected by the panel and the European Public Champion selected by online voting will be honoured at a large and prestigious gala event in London. To find out more about the vote, visit:

The European Business Awards  

The European Business Awards are the largest cross-industry corporate awards in Europe. The purpose of the multi-level competition is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community in Europe. In particular, the online vote gives outstanding companies the opportunity to present themselves to a Europe-wide audience. This year, 32,000 companies from 33 countries took this opportunity and competed in 13 winner categories.

About RSM International  

RSM International is the seventh-largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 110 countries, 730 offices and more than 37,500 people internationally. The network's total fee income is 4.4 billion US dollars (approx. 4.2 billion euros).

In September 2014, at the annual International Accounting Bulletin Awards, RSM received the prestigious "Network of the Year 2014 award". This award recognises networks that have demonstrated strong growth and operational excellence over the past 12 months.

RSM International is a member of the Forum of Firms, the purpose of which is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent audit and consulting companies, each of which practises in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any audit or consulting services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high-quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in meeting the international service needs of their client base.

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