According to the FT 1000 ranking, Skladon is the third fastest growing Czech company. The fulfillment trend from the West is growing rapidly in the Czech Republic


March 2, 2023 – Fufillment company Skladon, which provides complete logistics for dozens of medium and large retailers, has been ranked in the prestigious FT 1000 for the second year in a row. The company moved up to 103rd place among Europe's 1,000 fastest-growing companies, and was the third-highest ranked of the ten domestic representatives.

The position in the FT 1000 was secured by Skladon primarily due to the constant growth between 2018 and 2021, on the basis of which the Financial Times evaluates the companies. Compared to the previous year, Skladon has improved by more than 100 positions, while it also seamlessly built on the years evaluated with the economic results from 2022, when it managed to increase its turnover by a further 18%. Skladon currently ranks among the top 3 Czech fulfillment providers, and in the past year it has expanded its client base with other major names such as Sportisimo, Wolt and Pepperfield. The growing interest in fulfillment shows that Czech retailers are gradually adopting the trend from abroad, where, according to Statista, more than 60% of companies outsourced their logistics in 2021.

Repeatedly ranking in the FT 1000 is proof to us that a company that can adapt quickly and skillfully to a changing market can grow healthily even during such turbulent years. Being ranked as the third fastest growing Czech company is also a great honour for us, especially considering how many exceptional and rapidly growing companies are gradually emerging in our country. For us at Skladon, the dynamics of the last few years were also quite unexpected, but we have focused all the more on streamlining our services and making them as individual as possible for the benefit of our clients,“ says Konstantin Margaretis, CEO and co-founder of Skladon.

The ranking, which is compiled annually in cooperation with Statista, gathers representatives from a total of 34 European countries. Each of them has to meet pre-defined criteria, including a minimum turnover of €100,000 in 2018 and €1.5 million in 2021. The company must also demonstrate a minimum average growth rate, which for this year was 36.2%. Skladon achieved a compound annual growth rate of 147.5% in sales over the four years evaluated, thus meeting all the entry requirements for inclusion among Europe's fastest growing companies.

The overall winner of the FT 1000 this year was UK-based Tripledot Studios, a mobile games company, one of only seven companies placed in the entertainment and leisure category. As with last year, the ranking was dominated by companies of Italian origin, followed by German and British firms. Among the top-ranked Czech companies this year, along with Skladon, Driveto, a company providing flexible operating leases, and Love2Dogs, which focuses on the production of food supplements for dogs, also appeared.

Although the FT 1000 results were released as Ukraine enters its second year of conflict with Russia, the war situation has not yet had a chance to affect the companies' rankings this year. On the contrary, a factor that significantly affects the rankings is the long-term effects of the covid pandemic. Technology and e-commerce companies in particular have often benefited significantly from the covid lockdown and the forced transition of potential customers to the online environment, as evidenced by their abundant representation in the rankings. The full results of this year's survey can be found on the Financial Times website.

Autor: Tomáš Kohút

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