Tratos has once again received the “Company to Watch” award from CERVED, the leading information and statistics source in Italy and one of Europe’s major rating agencies. The award recognises organisations which stand out within their sector for their economic and financial performance. Winners are also judged on their commitment and dedication to the rules and ethics of business. CERVED supports companies that promote innovation and investment, using research and development to benefit and grow their own business and their market sector as a whole.
Just over two years ago Tratos received an Award from the UKTI for its substantial investment in the redevelopment of its manufacturing facilities in Knowsley, Merseyside.
Tratos’ acquisition of its factory in Knowsley, an area of high unemployment, and subsequent investment in its refurbishment, development and staffing has resulted in a rise in employment figures in the area and an increases in highly sought-after, skilled manufacturing personnel available to the region.
Commenting on the award, Chairman of Tratos SPA, Albano Bragagni, said: “We are delighted to have received this award. Being a ‘Company to Watch’ reaffirms that Tratos’ strategy and goals are right. We aim to improve not only the organisation, but the surrounding areas, the cable industry itself, and indeed the European economy as a whole”.
CERVED offers the most comprehensive range of information for financial institutions, insurance companies, public authorities, business and professionals. Founded in 1974 as a computing agency distributing statistical information, the organisation, which has ECAI (External Agency for Evaluation of Creditworthiness) recognition by the Bank of Italy, now provides evaluative data to more than 34,000 customers. These companies and individuals rely on CERVED for evaluation of financial security; in terms of credit risk-management, non-performing loan management, etc.