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The ROCKWOOL Group receives prestigious award


On 8 October 2012 ROCKWOOL Russia Managing Director, Nick Vince, was presented with a royal honorary medal by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.


The ROCKWOOL Group, which has had its own production facility in Russia for more than 10 years, has received official recognition for its work promoting Danish energy efficient technologies in Russia and for developing Danish-Russian relations.


HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented the Danish Export Association’s Diploma and HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour to Managing Director, Nick Vince, during an official visit to Russia. The prestigious award is given to Danish companies abroad that make a special effort to promote and develop Danish products, services and relationships outside the country.

Nick Vince has, in recent years, headed the ROCKWOOL Group’s activities in Russia and has delivered several successful projects. The company has set a good example to Russian business by showing  that investment in energy efficient technologies pays off, and that it makes a clear difference in efforts to reduce energy consumption and become a more climate-friendly society.
During the ceremony, which took place in association with the Danish Consulate General’s event ’Green Denmark – Green Fairytale’, HRH Crown Princess Mary stressed the importance of developing innovative energy efficient technologies. Accepting the award, Nick Vince said:
“We are very proud to have received this award. It is substantial recognition of our company and products, and the positive impact we have on the Russian economy, the environment and, not least, for the average Russian in the form of lower heating bills. "
The ROCKWOOL Group’s activities in Russia have already been recognised by the Danish royal family on a previous occasion. Last year, HRH Queen Margrethe II visited the Group's factory near Moscow during an official visit to the country.
More than 10 years ago, the ROCKWOOL Group was among the first Western companies to establish its own production facility in Russia. Today, the ROCKWOOL Group has four factories in Russia and is one of the leading stone wool producers in the country with a 45% sales increase in 2011. 

Background:

In 1982, the Danish Export Association’s Diploma and HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour was launched  in close co-operation with the Royal Danish Court and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The decision to award the Diploma and Medal is made by a committee comprising four representatives appointed by the Executive Committee of the Danish Export Association and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, chaired by HRH Prince Henrik.

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