4 June 2019

Hawle receives the Upper Austrian Cross Border Award

Together with the JKU Institute for Machine Learning, Hawle can celebrate receiving the Upper Austrian Cross Border Award 2019. A prize for innovative cooperation in a three-country region.

Since 2003, the Cross Border Award has distinguished itself by recognizing the cross-border involvement of companies and R & D institutions. On 4th of June, the awards for South Bohemia, Lower Bavaria and Upper Austria were held in a ceremony in the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber. WKOÖ Vice President Angelika Sery-Froschauer and WKOÖ Director Hermann Pühringer presented the award to Mr. Michael Bassani (COO Hawle Beteiligungsgesellschaft) and Ms. Helena Götzova (Managing Director Hawle Armatury spol.s r.o., Czech Republic).

During the acceptance speech, Mr. Bassani thanked: "We would like to thank you very much for the award ceremony and we feel that this confirms our strategic approach. Early on, Hawle was determined with the plans for it‘s expansion to Eastern Europe. Here we were always welcome and we feel at home. Hawle in the Czech Republic is a company success story, of which we are very proud of. In this context, we would like to thank all the Czech employees who shaped and who made this extremely positive development possible!"

As the lead company of the economic region "Upper Austria-Lower Bavaria-South Bohemia", the Hawle Austria Group founded a subsidiary in the Czech Republic as early as 1992. The Hawle Armatury spol. s r.o. in Jesenice near Prague covers production and sales and currently employs 51 people. The Hawle Armatury spol. s r.o. is one of the most important fittings suppliers in the field of water supply in the Czech Republic. In addition, since 2014 the casting shop Strojirna Sanov in South Moravia has been part of the Hawle Austria Group.

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