Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

February 03, 2010 16:50 ET

Vroomen.White.Design Takes Top Honours at Canadian Innovation Awards

Six outstanding companies honoured for Canadian excellence, global vision

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) - Leading-edge technology and innovative leadership has earned Toronto's Vroomen.White.Design the title of Canadian Manufacturer of the Year.

The Ontario-based company is a global leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing carbon fibre bicycle frames - the most aerodynamic bikes in the industry. Whether it is the Tour de France, the Ironman Championship at Kona or simply people who enjoy their weekend ride, the Cervelo cycle has set the benchmark of innovation in the industry.

And leading the pack is what its customers have come to expect and why Vroomen.White.Design was honoured with Zurich's Manufacturer of the Year award at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' annual Canadian Innovation Awards February 2, at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

"The winners of the Canadian Innovation Awards are models of excellence for others to emulate," says Jeff Brownlee, CME's VP public affairs. "We live in a competitive world, but nothing gives Canadians a greater sense of pride when we take on the world and win."

Minister of Industry Tony Clement presented the six awards at CME's Innovation Awards luncheon, an element of Canada's leading trade and industry association's Roadmap to Recovery Summit.

Winners are as follows:

Vroomen.White.Design, Toronto, ON - Zurich's Canadian Innovation Award for Manufacturer of the Year

Iceculture Inc., Hensall, ON - EDC's Canadian Innovation Award for Global Business of the Year

Abbyshot Clothiers Ltd., Mount Pearl, NL - BDC's Canadian Innovation Award SME Innovator of the Year

Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc., Kitchener, ON- NRC/IRAP's Canadian Innovation Award for New Technology

Megleen Inc. a.k.a. Tim Hortons, Scarborough, ON - Business Takes Action's Canadian Innovation Award for Innovator of the Year

Standard Aero Limited, Winnipeg, MB - CAHRD's Canadian Innovation Award for Aboriginal Inclusion

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's leading trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

The association directly represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85% of CME's members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada's leading business network, CME, through various initiatives including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries.

CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82% of total manufacturing production and 90% of Canada's exports.

Contact Information

  • Jeff Brownlee
    613-238-8888 ext. 4233