The gala evening of the prestigious Vodafone Company competition in 2018 and the Česká spořitelna Tradesman in 2018 took place on December 12, 2018 at Žofín Palace in Prague, where the OLTIS Group Company was awarded with a 3rd place.

This year, a total of 2 888 companies and 2 896 traders were registered. Twelve years ago, many competing and recognized companies such as Linet, a major European manufacturer of hospital and nursing beds or Frentech Aerospace, a company supplying parts for aircraft, defense and space industry including space mechanisms, participated in this competition. The largest venture competition in the Czech Republic has long been promoting small and medium-sized businesses of all kinds and in all regions.

Only 14 winners from each region advanced into national finals of Company of the Year 2018. The winner of the final round was nominated by a national jury. Winning companies from all regions presented themselves in front of an expert jury. In this final round, it was purely about the capabilities and abilities of the presenting companies, how companies are oriented in a competitive environment, how ambitious business plans are, and how they contribute to the development of their environment.

Vodafone Company of the Year 2018
1. Retigo, s.r.o. – production of gastronomy equipment (Rožnov pod Radhoštěm)
2. Workswell s.r.o. – development and production of thermal imaging systems (Praha 13)
3. OLTIS Group a.s. – integration of information systems (Olomouc)

The OLTIS Group is the European leader in information systems for rail transport. It operates on the information and communication technologies market as an integrator of information systems supporting all rail transport processes and segments, from data bases and code lists through software support to traffic management, freight transport and passenger transport. It is the developer of a number of extensive information systems for the management of rail transport with a wide range of activities and links to the European transport network. Moreover, it also participates in the proposal, development and testing of information standards in the field of rail transport. “Our approach to each client is based on a solid team of specialists, who are able to identify and analyze the individual demand of clients in order to design and implement solutions based on their preferences and needs. The goal of all our employees is to ensure a continuous cooperation with customers and to respond flexibly to their requirements.“ Miroslav Fukan, Executive Director.