ECCO receives the Diploma of the Danish Export Association and HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honour presented by HRH Crown Prince Frederik.
The Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding effort in promoting and marketing Danish products and services abroad.
“We are honoured to receive this award. It will serve as inspiration for ECCO in our daily work and remind us , how important it is to keep an international outlook with local presence. This region has a lot of potential and we look forward to fur-ther exploring the many possibilities within Australia and New Zealand,” says Dieter Kasprzak, CEO of the ECCO Group.
“This award is an encouragement to our dedicated team, who work hard to achieve continued success in both our markets. Our ability to understand the consumers and their needs is key to the development of our products and our brand. We are very grateful for this recognition,” says Mr Lauge Jensen, General Manager ECCO Shoes Pacific.
The medal is awarded by a judging committee chaired by HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark, four representatives appointed by the Executive Committee of the Danish Export Association, and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Australian market has shown stable growth since ECCO entered the region in 1990 and it has become an important part of ECCO’s global business.
The award is celebrated in conjunction with the Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary, where ECCO is part of the Danish Design at the House exhibition. The Western Foyer of the Sydney Opera House has been transformed into an installation featuring timeless design classics from the Utzon era, together with innovative contemporary design from Denmark, such as ECCO shoes.
ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on quality and innovative technology. The design philosophy is rooted in the founder’s approach to being a shoemaker – the shoe must follow the foot. Founded in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process. Today, ECCO products are enjoyed in more than 90 markets and sold at 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations. The company is family-owned and the workplace to 19,500 employees from over 50 countries. For further information, please visit ecco.co/au