2017 Ontario Export Awards presented to 11 innovative businesses at Toronto gala

Cyclone Manufacturing named 2017 Ontario Exporter of the Year; other winners include Kii Naturals, Senstar Corp. and FleetCarma

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The winners of the 2017 Ontario Export Awards were announced at a gala event at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. on November 21.

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More than 200 manufacturing executives and representatives from trade, government and industry attended the prestigious event. The awards recognize leadership, exporting growth and the creation of local jobs across a diverse range of sectors of Ontario's economy.

Cyclone Manufacturing Inc. was named Exporter of the Year for its success expanding its business in global markets and its continued commitment to investing in and growing its Ontario footprint.

“It’s a big accomplishment for the team,” said Daniel Dobrjanski, Cyclone’s Vice-President, Business Development, at the event. “It takes a lot of dedication, sacrifices and a lot of sleepless nights.”

The Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturer builds components for some of the world’s largest aerospace companies, including Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier.

“HSBC is proud to once again be a Premier Partner of the Canada Export Awards – including today’s Ontario Export Awards, helping recognize Canadian companies that have demonstrated trade excellence, leadership and innovation,” said Scott Brown, Vice President & Market Head, Corporate Banking; Ontario West Region at HSBC Bank Canada.

Winners and finalists represent a wide range of Ontario's economy, from specialty food products producers to solar panel makers and marketing studios. Regardless of their industry, the companies share an ability to overcome fierce competition outside of Canada to grow and expand into complex markets.

“These awards recognize the achievements of Ontario’s export excellence and acknowledge the significant contributions manufacturers are making to our province, and our economy,” said Dale Kehler, Vice President – Product Services for SYSPRO Canada. “I congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and wish them many more years of continued success.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Clean Technology: GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd.
Consumer Products & Technology: SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc.
Food, Beverage, & Agriculture: Kii Naturals
Manufacturing & Resources (Small Manufacturer): Pack-Smart Inc.
Manufacturing & Resources (Medium Manufacturer): Senstar Corp.
Manufacturing & Resources (Large Manufacturer): Cyclone Manufacturing Inc.
Services: kubik Inc.
Transportation Equipment: FleetCarma
Emerging Exporter: Interaxon Inc.
Leadership: Polycorp Ltd.
Machines Italia Global Reach Award: ClimateWorx International Inc.

About the Ontario Export Awards
Presented by CanadianManufacturing.com and Plant Magazine, divisions of Annex Business Media, the Ontario Export Awards are the province's most prestigious awards paying tribute to the innovative approaches of Ontario's top exporting companies.

The 2017 Ontario Export Awards are sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada and SYSPRO Canada, along with Grant Thornton LLP, Machines Italia/Italian Trade Commission, Export Development Canada (EDC), Invest Buffalo Niagara, and the Province of Ontario.

Association and nomination partnerships include Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, the Canadian Food Exporters Association, Forum for International Trade Training, The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Sanford Holshouser.

For more information visit: www.ontarioexportawards.com

Annex Business Media