ELEKTA RECEIVES AWARD FOR EXPORT ACHIEVEMENTS
Stockholm, May 24, 2004
Elekta today received the Export Hermes award from the Swedish Trade Council and the Fund for Export Development for the company's export successes and world-unique position within neurosurgery.
The Export Hermes prize has been awarded annually since 1981 to Swedish companies that have carried out successful export launches and that have had exceptional success in exporting products and services produced in Sweden.
Through the years, some 30 exporting companies have received the prize.
A jury comprising representatives from the Fund for Export Development and the Swedish Trade Council this year selected Elekta AB as prizewinner, with the following motivation: "Through advanced medical research combined with advanced technology and commercial sustainability, Elekta has succeeded in establishing a world-unique position in neurosurgery."
Today, Monday, May 24, Elekta's President Dr. Laurent Leksell received the award from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Viktoria at the Swedish Trade Council's conference "Swedish export - the key to growth."
"We are proud of the fact that Elekta, for over 20 years, have been exporting Swedish advanced medical technology. It is also rewarding for us that the equipment sold by Elekta, contributes to better clinical outcomes and to less painful treatment of cancer and of neurological disorders", says Laurent Leksell. "To receive the Export Hermes award, is motivating our whole organization to continued efforts and are thereby contributing to continued export of advanced technology".
"The decisive factor for Elekta's success is that we have strong clinical focus and that we continually work with leading cancer and neurosurgical clinics to further develop the technology as well as treatment methods. Our focus continues to be precision treatment of tumors and neurological disorders such as vascular malformations and functional disorders," concluded Laurent Leksell.
For further information, contact:
Peter Ejemyr, Group VP Corporate Communications, Elekta AB (publ),
Phone: +46 733-611000, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katarina Nyman, Information Manager, Swedish Export Council
Phone: +46 8-783 85 46, +46 708-83 85 46
Elekta is a world-leading supplier of advanced and innovative radiation oncology and neurosurgery solutions and services for precise treatment of cancer and brain disorders. Elekta's solutions are clinically effective, cost efficient and gentle to the patient.
For more information about Elekta visit www.elekta.com
About the Swedish Trade Council
The Swedish Trade Council assists companies to establish products, services and concepts on new markets. It has some 350 employees in 40 countries and works through Swedish embassies, consulates and chambers of commerce in countries in which it does not have own offices. The Swedish Trade Council serves the Swedish business community and the Swedish Government. Annual revenues amount to about SEK 400 M.
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