Ascot, UK 3 December 2012 — ZBD, the leading provider of fully graphic epaper display systems for retailers and industrial users globally, today announced that it reached Number Two in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the EMEA region. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. ZBD's revenue grew by 17910% per cent during this period.
In addition to ranking second in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, ZBD was placed Number One in the UK Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the UK. ZBD was also the winner of the Semiconductor, Components & Electronics category in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.
Overall, companies that ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012 programme had an average growth rate of 1,549% percent.
ZBD's CEO, Shaun Gray, credits the company's revenue growth to continued international expansion and its investment in R&D over the past five years. He said: "We are very pleased to be named Number Two in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA following our success last month topping the Deloitte Technology UK Fast 50 rankings. We would like to thank our customers, partners and staff across the world for all their hard work in making this happen. We look forward to even greater success in 2013 as new markets and demand for our technology continue to grow."
"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today's highly competitive technology industry," said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom, partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. "We congratulate ZBD on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region."
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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 epaper 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 epaper 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.
For further information on ZBD, visit http://www.zbdsolutions.com/ or follow ZBD on Twitter at @zbdsolutions.
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