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Datalan turnover up 40 per cent

INFORMATION technology group Datalan reported a net unconsolidated turnover of Sk1.26 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 40 per cent, according to company marketing official Dana Komlossyová. The firm also announced gross profits of Sk83 million, a 49 per cent increase from last year.

General director Miroslav Melicherčík said the firm had met its 2001 business plan, and noted that the group plans to increase turnover by over 30 per cent this year.

With a market share of 4.5 per cent, Datalan is one of Slovakia's five most successful IT companies. Its client list includes the National Labour Office, social insurance provider Sociálna poisťovňa, the Foreign Ministry, mobile telecom operator Globtel, banking house Ľudová banka and gas utility Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP). Last week, Datalan won a tender to supply computers and related technology worth Sk159 million for basic and secondary schools as part of the Infovek project.

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