COLOP has been named as this year’s winner of the Cross Boarder Award. 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.
In recent years, the Cross Boarder Award has been awarded to companies such as Fronius International GmbH, Silhouette International Schmied AG, Greiner Holding AG, Engel Austria GmbH und Teufelberger Holding AG.
COLOP received the prize for the successful operation of its subsidiary and second production site COLOP CZ in Borovany that currently has 160 employees. In 2012 the production site was expanded and two years later the opening of additional production and storage areas of around 1,800 m² followed, meaning almost a doubling of the space of the COLOP subsidiary.
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.
Austrian company, COLOP, has an export rate of around 98 per cent and more than 120 regularly supplied export markets. COLOP produces a large part of its stamp products at its headquarters in Austria and at its second production site in the Czech Republic.