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Winner 1. of the TREND Exporter of the Year 2023 competition, sponsored by EXIMBANKA SR, was the Innovatrics company, whose solutions in the field of biometric technologies are used almost all over the world. The award was received yesterday, at the annual awards ceremony of the TREND weekly, by the owner of Innovatrix, Ján Lunter Jr., from the hands of Marian Janoček, CEO of EXIMBANKA SR. Other nominees in this category were MicroStep, a cutting machinery company, Heneken, a metallurgical holding company, Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer, and Progroupe Sediment Removal, a company specialising in water surface maintenance.

“Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the jubilee edition of TREND Exporter of the Year 2023, of which we are the sponsor. I appreciate that the winning company Innovatrics and all the finalists have strong, successful and inspiring Slovak stories behind them. It is to them that the younger generations of entrepreneurs can look up and I think that by such awards we support entrepreneurship, courage and values of the next generations of entrepreneurs,” said Marián Janočko, CEO of EXIMBANKA SR.

Eximbanka supports Slovak exporters to safely develop their business both at home and abroad. Projects with added value, positive social impact or innovative ways of doing business also play an important role.

“We are happy that we became Exporter of the Year 2023 even though we don’t need ships or planes because we export know how. Our company helps to recognize people around the world and we are glad that Trend, together with Eximbank, recognized us,” said Ján Lunter Jr., owner of Innovatrics.

The opportunity to become the Exporter of the Year 2023 was given to companies whose product, technology or service resp. export activities have brought positive changes for business and society. The winner in the Exporter of the Year 2023 category was decided by the readers of TREND and TREND.sk, the TREND editorial team, the personalities of economic life in the TREND Barometer and the category partner EXIMBANKA SR. The winner of the category was announced last night together with the winners of other annual TREND TOP awards (Bank of the Year, Insurance Company of the Year, Company of the Year, Manager of the Year, Investor of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year) in Bratislava in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre.


As the only direct instrument of the state for export financing, EXIMBANKA SR is an important part of the chain responsible for promoting the country’s economic policy in the field of external economic relations. It is an important instrument of state support for exports in the area of financing credit products, providing guarantees and insuring credit risks. It offers a wide range of export-related financial products, especially credit insurance, financing and guarantees. As a state export credit agency, it enables Slovak exporters to enter into trade and investment relations where the commercial financial sector is less interested in taking on risk and therefore performs a complementary function.