Even during a global pandemic, Burlington businesses adapted thrived to support their customers. The City of Burlington is proud of all the businesses that call the city home. This year Burlington Economic Development celebrated three notable businesses during the 2021 Business Excellence Awards presented by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.
Receiving the Award for Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Small is IRIS R&D Group Inc. Co-founded by Emil Sylvester Ramos & David Keaney, IRIS R&D develops cutting edge AI and deep learning technologies to solving Smart City challenges. They have developed and commercialized a Smart City AIenabled data platform that help cities monitor road networks and municipal assets intelligently.
“The products IRIS R&D is bringing to market help solve community problems and barriers to progress, save operational time and capital expenses, create opportunities and jobs, and help further Ontario’s innovation ecosystem through applied research collaborations,” Randall Smallbone, Chair of Burlington Economic Development Board of Directors.
The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Technology – Large was presented to Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited. The family-owned company has called Burlington home for 40 years. They provide electrical, automation and lighting products to their customers. Gerrie Electric recently expanded in Burlington, opening a 76,000-square-foot distribution centre with cutting-edge technologies, such as automated storage and retrieval systems. This expansion will help them compete against global fulfillment centres and positions it for future growth.
Anita Cassidy, Burlington Economic Development Executive Director celebrated their accomplishments during COVID-19, “Gerrie Electric supported critical electrical supply chain infrastructure during COVID-19 and their investment during COVID-19 during this time speaks to the long term innovations we will see as a result of this pandemic.”
Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd received the Award for Excellence in Global Business. Endress+Hauser is a global innovator specializing in process and laboratory instrumentation and automation. This year they opened their brand-new net-zero 47,000 square-foot Customer Experience Centre in Burlington.
“We selected Endress+Hauser Canada for this award because they demonstrate a true global business success story and are a great representation of the growth possible in Burlington,” said Smallbone.
For more information about relocating or expanding your business to Burlington, please connect with The Burlington Economic Development Office.
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