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Wills Transfer Limited is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Toronto, ON – March 9, 2017 – Wills Transfer Limited was honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2017 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
“It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”
The Smiths Falls-based, family owned business, provides a complete ‘end to end’ 3rd Party Logistics solution for manufacturers. This unique business evolved from our extensive warehouse experience to provide full outsourcing of all possible aspects of a manufacturer’s related production costs/processes including labour, logistics, and both raw and finished inventory management to allow companies to focus solely on production of goods.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.
“Being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017 is truly an honour.” said Terry Wills, President, Wills Transfer Limited. “This award reflects the hard-work and dedication of our employees and the cooperation and commitment of our many customers and logistics partners.”
“CIBC proudly congratulates the 2017 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success,” says Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “This year’s winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients.”
2017 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 19, 2017. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. 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 member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca
About Wills Transfer Limited www.willstransfer.com
Wills Transfer Limited, a fourth generation family owned business, currently operated by Terry and Heather and Jordi Wills, began operation in 1945 with 2 small stake trucks, providing local moving and cartage services in the town of Smiths Falls, ON. Over the decades the company transitioned into long-haul freight, moving and commercial warehousing operations. Recognizing industry shifts, by November 2014 the company had discontinued its moving and long-haul freight operations in order to focus on commercial warehousing and storage, and freight transportation. Through over 70+ years of growth and transformation, Wills Transfer provides a superior level of service at a reasonable price and partnering with our customers has contributed to the growth of our company.
“We provide innovative logistics solutions to contribute to our customers’ success”