Cross Boarder Award for COLOP

The Cross Boarder Award winner 2018 is the Austrian stamp manufacturer COLOP. The prize is awarded annually for exemplary cross-border cooperation between companies and R&D institutions in the three-country-region by the South Bohemian Chamber of Commerce, the IHK Lower Bavaria and the WKO Upper Austria.

COLOP is one of Upper Austria´s model companies. With an export rate of around 98 % and more than 120 regularly supplied export markets the stamp manufacturer is one of the global players in the industry. COLOP produces a large part of its stamp products at its headquarters in Austria and at its second production site in the Czech Republic.

In recent years, the Cross Boarder Award has already been awarded to well-known companies such as Fronius International GmbH, Silhouette International Schmied AG, Greiner Holding AG, Engel Austria GmbH und Teufelberger Holding AG. Now COLOP got the prize for the successful operation of its subsidiary and second production site COLOP CZ in Borovany with currently 160 employees. In 2012 the production site was considerably expanded and turned into a modern company. Two years later the opening of additional production and storage areas of around 1,800 m² followed. This means almost a doubling of the space of the COLOP subsidiary.

At Borovany, COLOP appreciates the proximity to the plant in Wels, the stable political situation, the qualified and motivated staff and the intensive communication with the South Bohemian colleagues. In 1993 COLOP started with just a few machines in a simple building, focusing on the production of products whose automation was difficult due to complex manufacturing and low volumes. A strategy that COLOP has remained faithful to this day. COLOP CZ primarily manufactures ink pads, number and band stamps, flash stamps and laser rubbers.

COLOP impressively demonstrates how the three-country-region can be used optimally as an innovative production as well as know-how location and thus creating the basis for a sustainable corporate success.

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