INTRALOT AMONG THE TOP R&D COMPANIES IN THE EU
For the sixth consecutive year, INTRALOT Group was distinguished for its significant investments in R&D and was included in the ‘2011 EU Industrial Research & Development Investment Scoreboard’ prepared and published by the European Commission. This year INTRALOT ranked 433rd.
INTRALOT always focuses on the development of innovative products and services ratifying its pioneering position in the gaming sector. This distinction comes as a result of the company’s commitment to be always technologically ahead and lead the sector. The company is investing in Research and Development, so as to continuously introduce a wide and diverse portfolio of technological solutions developed in its in-house R&D facilities in USA, Taiwan and Italy. To this end INTRALOT has recently announced the development of a dynamic, technology-oriented “Gaming Innovation Cluster”.
In the last year's Scoreboard companies' results showed the big effect of the great financial crisis that started in 2008. In this Scoreboard edition, companies show considerable signs of recovery. In 2010, the 1,400 companies of the list increased their R&D investments by 4% to € 456bn. This represents a substantial bounceback after the previous 1.9% drop during the recession in 2009. This up-turn was accompanied by improved company performance in terms of net sales and employment.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with approximately 5.400 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2010, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.