"We had nominated candidates for the Investor of the Year Award based on the highest return on investment. And it's not only about financial return. We sought to recognize companies that create value for society by addressing its needs and challenges through investments in advanced technologies, innovative solutions, exclusive products and businesses that generate economic value," said Invest Lithuania general manager Milda Dargužaitė, thanking all nominees.
With some 90 per cent exports going to European, Scandinavian, Russian, the US and Asian markets, Amilina invests regularly in production growth and development, uses state-of-the-art technologies and introduces new machinery. Highly focused on research and development, the company employs 6 R&D staff, including 3 researchers, from a total of 330.
Initiated by Verslo žinios in 2011, the Lithuanian Business Leaders project is aimed at helping the country's major companies to create an environment for senior executives to share experience and opinions and to draw inspiration for new accomplishments. The nominations and awards include CEO of the Year, Verslozinios.lt CEO of the Year, The Most Efficient Company, Investor of the Year, Exporter of the Year and The Greenest Company.
Amilina, Systemair and Callcredit Information group were this year's contestants for the Investor of the Year nomination. In 2011 the title went to Western Union.