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beMatrix First Belgian Firm to Receive Business of the Year European Business Award
At the May 24th awards ceremony, beMatrix®, global player in the niche market of modular stand building, was named The Business of the Year (€0-25m) during the grand European final in Warsaw, Poland. In the 11 year history of the European Business Awards, beMatrix® is the first Belgian business to grab gold, a true honor!
Over 450 managers from all over Europe came together in Warsaw (Poland) for a prestigious 2-day event with politicians, ambassadors and academics to decide who would return home with the main prize. In the opening speech, the organizers even hailed this event the ‘Eurosong for business leaders and CEOs’, but without a voting system and with a credible and impressive team of jury members.
The selection rounds started in the middle of last year, with over 112,000 entries from over 34 countries. In December 2017, 2,898 organizations were listed as the ‘Ones to Watch’ and after a further round by an independent jury, 289 businesses in Europe were named National Winner and finalist in their category. At the end of all selection rounds, beMatrix® was hailed one of the 13 winners.
At the two-day gathering and deliberations at the Hilton in Warsaw, the final event took place. All National Winners in their category had to answer a barrage of questions during the live jury session/workshop. Out of all National Winners, beMatrix® was chosen as the final winner because of its strong and stable financial growth, its focus on R&D and the importance of sustainability in both product development and daily operations.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards: "beMatrix® belongs to the top in ‘business excellence’ in their specific industry. They are a powerful example of the growth potential other European businesses have in the current, highly competitive international market. They deserve this success!”
beMatrix® today employs over 140 people and aims to attain a consolidated turnover of 40 million euro in 2018, producing 140,000 frames annually.
Edwin Van der Vennet, C!O beMatrix, beams with pride: “We didn’t expect this at all. We knew we had a strong case, given our growth and impetus to innovation, but to be actually selected as the winner out of a group of the best of the best in Europe, is magnificent. Again, this actually is a true accolade for all our colleagues – we call ourselves beManiacs (laughs) – clients and suppliers who contribute each day to the success of beMatrix! Respect!”
Earlier this year, beMatrix® already received the prestigious ‘iF Design Award’ for LEDskin®; an LED tile that seamlessly integrates into the beMatrix® aluminium modular stand building system, another in a long line of firsts for the company. It is this constant, disruptive, innovation that led the Judges to comment at the presentation that beMatrix’s “Consistent approach to making a lot of small innovations combined to create a powerful proposition. Not only are they reshaping a well-established industry, they have all the ingredients to maintain this fast growth for years to come, which means we will see them again in the next category in years to come.”
The main aim of the esteemed ‘European Business Awards’ is to support the growth of businesses in Europe. The European Business Awards program facilitates European businesses in three ways:
This was the 11th edition of the European Business Awards. For the 2018 edition, 122,000 businesses from 34 countries submitted a case. For more information on the European Business Awards, visit www.businessawardseurope.com.
- by celebrating and underlining the success of individuals and organisations
- by offering examples of business excellence as a goal for others to strive for
- by supporting a European businesses network to discuss important topics
The 360° Exhibit System™
beMatrix®, headquartered in Roeselare, Belgium, with production facilities in Roeselare, Norcross, GA (USA) and Hangzhou, China and sales and distribution offices in 61 countries, manufactures a Tooless™, reusable frame system for the exhibit builder, general contractor and event producer industries. The same aluminum frame accepts both hard panel and fabric infi-lls.
Combining its new 360° Design initiative and Tooless™ approach, The System is recognized for its quick and easy construction of walls, ceilings, and doors. Used worldwide for exhibits, events, pop-up venues and displays, The System is complete with straight and curved frames, doors, counters, lighting and wall mounting accessories.
The System is considered environmentally sustainable, providing endless reusability as the same aluminum frames are continuously recon¬figured and redesigned into new structures. The beMatrix® factories support complete sustainability by recycling 100% of all waste created during the fabrication process.
beMatrix® and LEDskin® are registered trademarks of beMatrix USA
To learn more about beMatrix please visit www.beMatrix.us or download www.bematrix.com/media/files/beMatrix_company_brochure_EN.pdf
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