The number of Slovakia-based companies listed among the 500 firms generating the highest earnings in the Central and Eastern European region (CEE) grew year-on-year from 28 to 31 in 2011, the TASR newswire learned on Wednesday, September 5, from Deloitte Slovensko.
Car manufacturer Volkswagen maintained the highest place in the list among Slovakia-based companies at 17th, slightly ahead of oil refinery Slovnaft in 20th place. Four other companies based in Slovakia were listed among the 50 highest earning companies in the CEE: car producer Kia Motors Slovakia (36th), gas utility SPP (38th), Samsung Electronics Slovakia (39th) and electricity distributor Slovenské Elektrárne (48th), according to the rankings published by Deloitte. Other particularly successful companies included U.S. Steel Košice (58th), PSA Peugeot Citroen (106th), Tesco Stores SR (142nd) and Foxconn Slovakia (193rd).
The overall earnings of the Slovakia based companies listed in the rankings went up by 12 percent to €42 billion.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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