1st place -Siemens Kolejová vozidla s.r.o.- Development, innovation, design, and construction of rail vehicles – Prague, Ostrava
2nd place-TC INTER- INFORMATICS a.s.- Design of aircraft interior for Airbus and Aircabom – Prague
3rd place- Visteon/Autopal, s.r.o.- Development, innovation, and production of lighting, air-conditioning, and cooling technology for cars – Nový Jičín
Calculation base: Number of employed college graduates x total amount of investment into training and education
During the ceremony
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Carl H. Hahn
- honorary chairman of the Škoda Auto supervisory board and former chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG
received the special award of AFI, the Association for Foreign Investment, for the extraordinary contribution of Volkswagen AG to promoting foreign investment in the Czech Republic.
The INVESTOR OF THE YEAR award is conferred under the programme known as the“Partnership to Support Foreign Direct Investment in the Czech Republic”run by CzechInvestin cooperation with the Association for Foreign Investment – AFI,under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Award candidates forINVESTOR OF THE YEAR are those companies who presented their investment plan in the given year. The awarding criteria are based on the company’s application for investment incentives in which the company undertakes to invest a specific amount and to create a minimum number of direct new jobs. The jury was chosen from representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, CzechInvest, the CMC Graduate School of Business, and the weekly business journal Ekonom. It elected the winners from those projects administered by CzechInvest which presented their investment plan in 2003 and have received, or are still receiving, incentives based on a proposal by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.