To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Dunís 100 rankings in Israel, Dun & Bradstreet decided to bestow an award on four companies, which have been exemplary over the past 30 years, and have been ranked the most times at the top of the Duns 100 rankings. These companies, which presented notable achievements and showed leadership over a long period, have been a symbol and example of enterprise for other companies. These companies illustrate that excellence is not a one-time attribute but a long-term practice.
The Dunís 100 Exemplary Companies Award was given to two leading companies in the industrial sector, and two leading companies in the service and trade sector. In the industrial sector, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) stood out. Today IAI is a global leader in converting and renewing aircraft, in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and in communications and electronics systems for defense. Another notable company in the industrial sector is Tnuva - which has been an important part of the economic development and has become an integral part of the daily life of every citizen.
In the service and trade sector, Bezeq stood out as one of the largest communications groups in Israel, which is involved in a range of telecom services. Another notable company, in the service and trade sector is Paz - one of Israelís largest fuel products corporations. On the local market, Paz combines a range of activities and operates in other synergetic areas to provide customers with all accompanying needs in the energy and roadside services sector.
Exemplary Companies Award for Industry
Israel Aerospace Industries
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) was founded in 1953 and today has more than 17,000 employees. The company has won global recognition for its leadership in developing aviation and space technology in both the military and commercial sectors. IAI is a central part of Israelís defense exports effort and 80% of the companyís revenue is from overseas sales.
The company held the number one ranking in the Dunís 100 in 1981 and since then has been ranked 27 times in the top ten.
Tnuva Group was founded in 1926 and is today a giant food corporation in the Israeli market, which employs nearly 7,000 people. In early 2008, the company was sold and its main shareholders today are the Apax Fund and the Mivtach Shamir Group. The Groupís annual sales amount to over NIS 7 billion, and Tnuva was the leading food corporation in 2009 in Dun & Bradstreetís rankings.
Tnuva appeared in the first rankings of industrial companies in 1981 and since then has appeared 27 times in the top ten for industrial rankings.
Exemplary Companies Award for Service & Trade
Bezeq Group is Israelís leading communications group. The company was founded in 1984 and currently has more than 18,000 employees. The Group operates in all areas of telecom: local and international telephony, fast Internet and cellular. In the past year the company has deployed its NGN network, the most advanced technology in the landline sector.
The company was ranked top in the service and trade sector in 1991 and since then has appeared 19 times in the top ten ranking.
Paz Oil Company
Paz was founded in 1922 and today has 2,200 employees. Paz Group is one of Israelís largest energy and retail companies, and is responsible for supplying one third of the countryís oil products.
The Group is engaged in refining, manufacturing, importing, and marketing various fuel products and owns over 260 gas stations around the country.
The company appeared in the first rankings of the service and trade sector in 1991 and since then has been ranked 19 times in the top ten.