REGINA, SK, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Brandt Group of Companies was
honoured to be selected as one of the top five fastest growing
companies in Canada at the inaugural Private Business Growth Awards. A
gala was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November
19, 2013 to celebrate the achievement of the ten privately held
Canadian companies shortlisted for the award.
"We were so pleased to be honoured at an event like this one," said
Brandt chairman Gavin Semple, who attended the gala. "Brandt is proud
to be a privately held company - and we're proud to be Canadian. We're
a family business and we care so much about our ability to provide good
jobs and quality products here and around the world. To be recognized
for our track record of profitability, growth, innovation, and
leadership is a great honour."
The Private Business Growth Awards are presented by Grant Thornton in
partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to highlight the
strategic excellence and noteworthy achievements of Canada's privately
held companies, sometimes lost to the spotlight claimed by publicly
Finalists were chosen based on their achievements in eight key areas,
including innovation, product and service development, expansion into
new domestic or international markets, development of people and
culture, leadership, and improvements in internal processes,
stakeholder relations, and financial measures or governance.
"Brandt has seen unsurpassed growth over the past decade - from $403
million in sales in 2002 to $1.4 billion in 2012," said Semple. "This
success has come, in part, from the entrepreneurial spirit we see
modeled from the top leaders in our company right down to our newest
hires and most remote locations. We are always seeking out new and
better ways to deliver excellent products, offer excellent customer
service, and create an excellent place for our employees to build their
careers - while caring about the communities where we operate. We're
proud of our success. And it means a lot to have that success
recognized in such a public way."
"Brandt congratulates the other finalists, as well as this year's
winner, GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.," said Semple.
Learn more about the Private Business Growth Awards at grantthornton.com.
About Brandt Group of Companies
The Brandt Group of Companies - headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan,
Canada - is comprised of Brandt Agricultural Products Ltd., Brandt
Engineered Products Ltd., Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd., Brandt Road
Rail Corporation, and Brandt Tractor Ltd. Brandt Tractor Ltd. is the
world's largest privately held John Deere construction and forestry
equipment dealer. Brandt has 27 locations across Canada and the United
States and exports their products to North America, Europe, Australia,
and Asia. Brandt is one of Canada's largest privately owned companies
and is among the elite group of Platinum Members of Canada's 50 Best
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SOURCE: Brandt Tractor Ltd.