Novomatic wins WKO Export Prize

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Novomatic has been awarded the Austrian Export Prize, emerging as a winner in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category.

Every year since 1994, the prize is presented to the Austrian companies which have seen the greatest success in foreign markets.

The Gumpoldskirchen-based company received the award from federal minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO president Harald Mahrer at a Black Tie Gala in the Vienna Museumsquartier.

“As a globally operating gaming technology group with exports to more than 75 countries, this prize is not just a high commendation for Novomatic’s successful international engagement, but also confirmation that we are contributing significantly to Austria’s export success,” said Novomatic’s CEO Harald Neumann. “Not only that, we are proud, with an export quota of around 97 percent, to do our part for Austria’s economic success.”

Novomatic has been steadily improving its turnover since the company was founded 38 years ago. The gaming technology group is a clear market leader in Europe, and active around the globe with more than 300 subsidiaries. In total, Novomatic employs more than 25,500 employees worldwide, 3,300 of those in Austria alone.

Referring to the company’s strategy, Neumann explained that Novomatic is not interested in short-term profit maximisation. “We prefer to think long-term,” he added.

The company plans to shift its focus to a consolidation of the corporate group, fostering further global growth over the next few years.

“This also, of course, includes modest acquisitions and the evaluation of various national subsidiaries in regards to their optimisation potential,” Neumann continued.

He clarified that after rapid growth over the past few years, the time has now come to optimise internal processes and structures across the board.

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