ZBD recognised as one of Europe’s most promising technology companies by Red Herring
30 April 2012, Ascot, UK – ZBD has been highlighted as one of Europe’s 100 most promising technology companies, achieving a 2012 Red Herring Europe 100 Award at this year’s conference in Amsterdam. As the only e-paper display company to be recognised in this year’s list, ZBD has been spotlighted alongside Europe’s most innovative companies.
ZBD is a UK company that designs, manufactures and supplies e-paper display solutions for retailers and industrial users globally. ZBD owns all its core intellectual property and is a UK exporting success story, with a global customer base. Already a leader in graphic displays for the retail sector, ZBD is building its business in other sectors to enable organisations to improve the speed of communications and reduce the cost of doing so, through the deployment of paper replacement solutions.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe ZBD embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. ZBD should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”
“Red Herring Europe Top 100 is well respected within the industry, so we’re incredibly pleased to be highlighted amongst such good company,” said Shaun Gray, CEO at ZBD. “This award is recognition that ZBD is continuing to move forward and has all the proof points of being a technology company to watch: we have our own protected IP, a cost-effective means of manufacture and distribution, and an effective channel to market.”
The Red Herring Top 100 Europe list was announced at the Red Herring Europe Conference 2012, featuring 200 C-Level executives from across Europe. The Red Herring team uses a highly competitive quantitative and qualitative process to select only the most innovative companies from a pool of over 700 applicants. Red Herring Top 100 Europe will be put forward to the Red Herring Global awards, pitched against Red Herring Asia and North America companies.
A list of all the finalists can be found on the Red Herring website.
Formed in 2000 out of QinetiQ, ZBD is a pioneering company with its own R&D, full IPR and scalable manufacturing processes that enable it to deliver an e-paper solution with practical commercial advantages for retailers.
ZBD is a leader in the design and supply of electronic shelf edge labels and associated software solutions for the retail industry. The company has developed the next generation of LCD, creating high-contrast bistability that requires no battery power to retain its image. Its range of e-paper displays provides retailers with a total store solution and the ability to manage and update pricing, product and promotional information at point of purchase, dynamically.
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