CROMA-PHARMA has been named as a National Champion in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International. The Award is a prestigious competition supported by business leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe.
The European Business Awards is now in its 8th year and engaged with over 24,000 business from 33 European countries this year .“Being named national Champion of the European Business Award is a fantastic recognition of our everyday dedication in making our organization better, it reinforces our culture and values, and the pursuit of our mission. We’re very proud to be selected to represent Austria as a National Champion. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process where we can explain in more depth how we are achieving business success.” says Andreas Prinz.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to CROMA-PHARMA, it is a great achievement to be named National Champion and we wish them luck in the next stage.”A panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs will view the National Champions’ videos, and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to the grand final in 2015. All of the National Champions will also take part in a public vote to decide ‘Public Champions’ for each country. Last year over 93,000 votes were cast, and over 400,000 people visited the EBA website during the competition.
For more information on the Awards and its winners, please visit www.businessawardseurope.com
About the European Business Awards:
The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.
The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:
„Ready for take-off“ at the 37th Lower-Austria Advertising-Awards at the splendid „Golden Rooster“-Gala. 1.000 guests attended at the Multiversum event-location in Schwechat. The entire location was decorated like an airport and saw a spectacular multi-media show for the creative high-flyers. The famous trophies were given in 12 categories. Spectacular projection screens of about 1.000 m2 created the ambience of a business flight. Peter L. Eppinger hosted the event styled in an original Austrian Airlines captains uniform.
The importance of the event attracted the president of the chamber of commerce and the deputy governor to attend and hand out trophies.
CROMA-PHARMA won a Golen Rooster Award for the lady´s gift boxes for the Vienna Opera Ball in the category "Best Packaging Design.
You'll find more photos and information about the Gala here (unfortunately only in german, but the photos are self-explanatory).
CROMA-PHARMA announced the signing of a significant Distribution Agreement with Asia´s leading Producer of Botulinum Toxins and Anti-Aging Products.
Agreement expands CROMA-PHARMA´s reach on fast growing global aestetics market by adding Botulium Toxin products to its well established range of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. Distribution rights include EU, North-America and Australia markets.
Family owned, austrian company CROMA-PHARMA announced today the signing of a 10 year distribution agreement with HUGEL Inc. of Korea. Hugel Inc. is the leading producer of anti-aging and Botulinum Toxin products in South Korea and Asia.
At the signing, Andreas Prinz, Managing Director and Owner of CROMA-PHARMA said: „CROMA-PHARMA is always committed to bringing the most advanced anti-aging and medical products to patients and doctors alike. With this agreement CROMA-PHARMA will add the most sophisticated Botulinum Toxin products to its well established range of Filler Products sold by the brand-name of Princess®. These Princess® Fillers (Rich, Volume and Filler) are all based on Hyaluronic Acid. Intensive research and experience made CROMA-PHARMA the leading European producer and specialist of Hyaluronic Acid-based products. These new Botulinum Toxin-based products will perfectly complement our existing portfolio, meeting the demands of both aesthetic doctors and customers as well“.
Dr. Kyeong-Yeop Moon, C.E.O of Hugel Inc. said in a statement: Since 2001 Hugel has focused its research on only one area in order to develop the best possible anti-aging products available anywhere. We do our very best to develop innovative, top-quality products that completely satisfy our customers. With CROMA-PHARMA, we have found the perfect partner to distribute and market our products everywhere outside Asia.
CROMA-PHARMA will become the exclusive Distribution Partner and will be responsible for conducting the required clinical trials and studies. CROMA-PHARMA expects to invest an estimated two-digit million Euro amount for conducting these studies. Following the final approval of FDA, EMA and other authorities, CROMA-PHARMA will then market the new products in Europe, North America and Oceania markets. CROMA-PHARMA will promote the new products under their own label/brand (not yet disclosed). Products shall enter the markets in 2018. Forecast of sales until 2021 estimate returns of more than 100 milion Euro in this dynamically growing market.
CROMA-PHARMA´s constant search for new trends and product innovations will bring more additions to its well-established product-portfolio in 2014.
About Hugel Inc.
Hugel Inc. is a market leader in the South Korean aesthetic market with a portfolio of products that includes cosmeceuticals, neurotoxins and dermal fillers. The company has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years and is focused on developing or acquiring innovative new products and technologies in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medical device fields that complement its existing portfolio. Hugel recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the construction of a new production facility. For further information on Hugel please visit www.HugelPharma.co.kr
But not only the Princess® SKINCARE products ensure glamour: real-prince "Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe" will host the Princess® SKINCARE Lodge. As the international face of the brand he welcomes illustrious guests and friends.
The famous New Yorker fashion and style icon Mickey Boardman, editor in chief of the prestigious Paper magazine will attend with company. Likewise Hubertus partner Simona Gandolfi and the charming winner of our Princess® SKINCARE competition "Looking for a Princess" will be his guests.
With the opening of four other international offices CROMA-PHARMA strengthens its position in the international pharmaceutical market. At the beginning of 2014 the Scandinavian offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark took on their operation. The economically hugely important market of Brazil will follow during the year 2014.
We’re looking for a natural beauty with a radiant complexion – are you the princess we’re looking for?
The winner will be flying to Miami, in the Sunshine State of Florida, together with a companion, for a professional photo shoot with celebrity photographer, Hubertus von Hohenlohe. Flight and 3 nights’ accommodation for two people in January 2014 are included. The winner will also be attending the Vienna Opera Ball on 27 February with Hubertus von Hohenlohe.
All natural beauties who win 2nd and 3rd place prizes will receive a year’s supply of Princess® Skincare products, and 4th to 10th place prizewinners will take away Princess® Skincare goodie bags bulging with treats – guaranteeing a radiant complexion in any situation.
With the Princess® Skincare beauty range, available from doctors and at pharmacies, Austrian hyaluronic acid expert, CROMA, conjures up a radiant smile on every face.
On the Welttag des Augenlichts [World Day of Vision] (Thursday, 10/10/2013) LICHT FÜR DIE WELT launches a viral online campaign with the slogan "Share your light and save eyesight".
With just a few clicks at www.worldsightday.net, Facebook and Twitter users can set a sign against the avoidable blindness in developing countries can and they can give blind people the gift of eyesight. Because for each participant in the campaign, CROMA donates an intraocular lens necessary for cataract surgery to replace the patient's cloudy lens.
LICHT FÜR DIE WELT was honoured together with sponsor CROMA-PHARMA for the "Partnership of the Year" in the Fundraising Awards awarded in Vienna on 7 October 2013. The prize for the "Fundraising Poster of the Year" was also awarded to LICHT FÜR DIE WELT for the campaign "I will see again, I will walk again" created pro bono by its agency PKP BBDO".
For more than ten years, CROMA has been the main sponsor of LICHT FÜR DIE WELT and has provided regularly free artificial lenses, eye drops and other instruments required for cataract surgery and follow-up treatment of patients. With the support of CROMA, 25,000 blind people in developing countries could regain their vision during the previous year. Cataract is the most frequent cause for blindness in developing countries and it only takes a 15-minute-surgery and an average of 30 Euros to cure this ailment.
"We are working so closely with LICHT FÜR DIE WELT because as a team, we can truly make a bit of a difference in this world. We believe, people in Africa have the same right to professional surgery as people in Austria. Therefore, we are happy to donate top quality ophthalmological products", says Martin Prinz, managing director of CROMA during the award ceremony of Fundraising Awards at the Miller-Aichholz Castle.
"See again, walk again"
The current advertising campaign of LICHT FÜR DIE WELT that also received awards unifies both areas of work of the relief organization: the fight and prevention of blindness and the rehabilitation of people with special needs. "Many people know that with only 30 Euros LICHT FÜR DIE WELT gives the gift of eyesight in poor countries. Less known is probably that LICHT FÜR DIE WELT helps also people with special needs. To convey both areas of work made this campaign particularly challenging. Our team accomplished this task well with the messages "I will see again" and "I will walk again", says Alfred Koblinger, managing director of the PKP BBDO agency.
Gabriela Sonnleitern, head of communication of LICHT FÜR DIE WELT is happy about the two awards: "We are very proud of the awards and hope that in the future we will be able to reach together with our partners CROMA-PHARMA and PKP BBDO even more blind people and otherwise disabled people in developing countries. We would like to say thank you for the many years of good cooperation!" The Fundraising Awards are awarded annually in six categories by the Fundraising Association of Austria.
The Österreichische Fußball-Bundesliga or Federal Football League of Austria is happy to welcome CROMA-PHARMA as new member of their sponsor family. From the start of the 2013/2014 season, the referees of the Austrian Football league are sponsored by CROMA-PHARMA – an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Austria.
The agreement with CROMA-PHARMA was concluded for one season and it includes a renewal option. On 15 July 2013, the partnership was publicly announced during the season press conference of tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile at the WestSide Soccer Arena. At season start, the Austrian Bundesliga referees will run into the arena with appropriately branded sleeves on their shirts.
"We are happy to support the referees of the Austrian Bundesliga from now on", says Mag. Andreas Prinz, managing director of CROMA-PHARMA. CROMA-PHARMA’s dedication is obvious: "OLIXIA® eye drops ensure perfect view of the playing field. The nutritional supplement SYNOTABS® protects the joints and keeps them healthy for a long time."
"I am happy to announce that we were able to gain CROMA-PHARMA an Austrian showcase company that is active in the top European football countries and the United States for the support of our national referee department. With CROMA-PHARMA, a company that has lived social responsibility for many years, the referees of the Austrian Bundesliga will have a healthy and dependable partner at their side", says Bundesliga Chair Georg Pangl.