At the Vienna Stock Exchange Awards 2013, international technology Group ANDRITZ was honored once again for its achievements in Investor Relations. ANDRITZ took second place this year in the main category, the ATX Award, after taking first place last year. This prize is awarded to companies in the leading index of the Vienna Stock Exchange for their outstanding communication policy in the Austrian capital market.
In addition, ANDRITZ took first place in the private investors’ award category, which was awarded this year for the second time. The main focus of this award is the quality of the annual reports and media relations work, as well as the information policy towards private investors.
The most important criteria for the ATX Award are:
- quality of financial reporting in terms of information content, transparency, and clarity;
- Investor Relations: accessibility, availability for roadshows, information provided in the internet;
- strategy and business management: clarity and level of detail of the corporate strategy, accuracy of forecasts, risk indication, management credibility.
The ANDRITZ GROUP (andritz.com) is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.