Toronto, ON—May 9, 2023—Wills Transfer Limited was recognized for its industry-leading performance, its global business practices, and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, innovation, governance, and financial performance.
“This award is a direct result of the efforts of the Wills Team. Each one of you makes a mark on our company and plays an important role in making what our Company is today”, Terry Wills, President of Wills Transfer Limited.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world-class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process.
Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.
“Canada’s Best Managed Program has been an important part of our success. It has helped us maintain a clear vision for our company, with a focus on investing in people, profitable growth, and continuous improvements. The exchange of best practices among other Best Managed Companies, and our interactions with the program counselors have been extremely helpful in moving our company forward” – Terry Wills, President Wills Transfer Limited.
The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people-centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.
” The 2023 Best Managed winners exemplify the highest Canadian business standards of innovation, adaptability, and resilience,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, companies such as Wills Transfer Limited have accelerated by continuously adapting and successfully responding to challenges, seizing new opportunities, leveraging industry-leading competencies to maximize their investments, and driving sustainable growth.”
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.
The awards are granted on four levels:
1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ new winner (one of the new winners selected each year).
2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review).
3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years).
4) Platinum Club members (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).
Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.
About Wills Transfer Limited
Founded in 1945, Wills Transfer Limited operates 7 Warehousing / Distribution Centres totaling 1 million sq. ft. Our eastern Ontario campuses are well positioned to serve Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Western Quebec, and Cornwall. We manage and handle a diverse range of products.
Our teams and processes are structured to do it right each time through order fulfillment, pick & pack services, kitting, asset tagging, container de-stuffing, cross-docking, inventory management, rail car siding, refrigerated storage, and outsourcing solutions.
Our Purpose is to provide innovative logistics solutions that contribute to our customer’s success.
For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.