Skladon ranked among the fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times

Tomáš Kohút
Tomáš Kohút
Skladon ranked among the fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times

March 21, 2022Logistics and technology company Skladon providing logistics outsourcing for e-commerce and manufacturing companies selling goods online, has been ranked among the fastest growing companies in Europe. In the FT 1000 ranking of Europe’s fastest growing companies, compiled in collaboration with Statista, Skladon is ranked 274th. In the 6th edition of the competition, it was thus among the eleven Czech companies ranked, among which it managed to take 3rd place.

Skladon success in the prestigious ranking was helped by the steady growth of the last few years and a very successful last year, during which the Ostrava-based fulfillment provider managed to increase its turnover by 157% to 121 million CZK. At the same time, Skladon expanded its client base to 70 e-shops with a combined turnover of several billion crowns. Last year alone, the company sent over 400,000 shipments to 182 countries from its unique logistics facility in Mošnov, Czech republic.

To be ranked in the world’s ranking, and by such a respected authority, is an honour and above all proof that we do our job well, can respond to the rapidly changing needs of traders and are successfully moving in the direction we have set out. At the same time, it is a great pleasure for me to see that even in today’s challenging times, Czech companies from various fields are succeeding. In short, Czech business has been proving for a long time that it has a lot to offer and can compete with global competitors,” says Konstantin Margaretis, CEO and co-founder of Skladon.

The final ranking was based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR), with the authors analysing tens of thousands of potential candidates from 33 European countries. Several criteria had to be met in order to be nominated. For example, companies had to report a minimum revenue of €100,000 in 2017, with a minimum of €1,500,000 in 2020. Skladon thus met the entry requirements, achieving a compound annual revenue growth rate of 88.44% in the mentioned period.

2021 was our most dynamic year yet. As a result of the covid e-commerce pandemic, ecommerce grew rapidly, which for our company meant an increase in existing clients, but also a number of new ones who realised how much fulfillment could streamline their work, facilitate expansion and help deliver the best possible customer experience. We expect this trend to continue, with speed of service playing a key role. That’s why our goals for the next few years include the ability to provide next-day delivery across Europe,” adds Margaretis.

The pan-European winner was the Finnish company Swappie, which focuses on buying and selling refurbished Apple iPhones. Italy has the most representatives on the list for 2021 (235), followed by Germany (194) and the UK (155). London defended last year’s top spot among the cities with the most fastest-growing companies (81).

By being ranked, the Financial Times said the award-winning companies showed that they had successfully managed to tackle many of the major constraints of recent times. The global coronavirus pandemic was, of course, the biggest hit to their operations, but Brexit and longterm global supply chain constraints have also had their negative impacts.

The full results, press release and detailed calculation methodology can be found on the Financial Times website.