International Samoter Award
A highly-regarded and sought-after international award made since 1973 to distinguished figures whose efforts on behalf of development and success in building, site and major infrastructural works has helped consolidate major entrepreneurial systems on an economic and social scale.
These prestigious awards are made in several categories:
- Category - International Countries
The 2008 Award went to Panama for the project to widen the Canal between the two Americas.
- Category - Designers
The 2008 Award went to Geodata SpA - a Geo-Engineering company operating since 1984 alongside construction companies and public/private sector clients in the design of underground works in various spheres of territorial engineering.
- Category - Machinery Builders
2008 Awards: Merlo SpA and Officine Meccaniche di Ponzano Veneto SpA
Merlo SpA - This company since 1964 has designed and built telescopic hoisting systems and handling systems and boasts 86 high-tech patents.
Officine Meccaniche di Ponzano Veneto SpA - The company has designed and built machinry for processing inert materials since 1964 and takes this award in recognition of its role in the international reference sector.
- Category - Italian Companies
The 2008 Award went to Gruppo Ghella SpA - the company has operated in fields such as infrastructures, civil, industrial, public and private construction all over the world since 1894.
- Category - International Companies
Acciona SA - Spain took the Award in 2008. It is an international company active in the development and management of infrastructures, property projects, transport and urban services and the development of sources of sustainable energy.