Several times over the years, Fordia has excelled among other companies in its category, winning several prestigious prizes, including:
- Canada Awards for Excellence – Gold Trophy in the Quality Award
Less than one year after receiving the highest distinction by the Grand Prix Québécois de la Qualité for the second time, Fordia was once again recognized, this time on a national scale, by receiving the Gold Trophy in the “Quality” category of the Canada Award for Excellence. This program recognizes business excellence in quality, customer service and healthy workplace of world class private and public organizations. This is concrete evidence of an organization’s level of excellence.
- 2012 Grand Prix Québécois de la Qualité
After winning the Quebec Quality Award in the SMB category in 2003, Fordia once again received the award from the Quebec Society for Quality (QSQ) but this time in the large business category. This is the QSQ’s highest distinction and represents the first time that a company won the award in two different categories. All winners of the award are recognized for the quality of their management and business practices in all they do, and at all management levels. Fordia is proud of this prestigious award that recognizes the excellence of its management and overall performance.
- HSBC International Business Award – Finalist
The HSBC International Business Awards recognize Canadian companies who have successfully taken their products and services to the world. In 2010, Fordia was nominated in the “Leadership in Latin America” category for its excellence in that field.
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards – Finalist
In 2007, Fordia was nominated in the “Manufacturing Company” category for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards in the region of Québec. That year, this prestigious prize celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of entrepreneurs over the years.
- Important announcement from the MEDIE (Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade)
On November 23, 2007, Fordia was selected by the Government of Quebec to host an announcement by Premier Jean Charest regarding an action plan for the manufacturing industry.
- Cambior Prize
On November 23, 2005, at the Quebec Exploration Trade Show, the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association awarded Fordia the Cambior Prize for the best service company of the year, which is awarded annually to a company that sets itself apart by its dynamic nature as well as by its significant contribution to mineral exploration in Quebec and worldwide.
- Quebec Quality Awards (fr)
In 2003, Premier Jean Charest awarded Fordia the Quebec Quality Award, which celebrates the performance of Quebec companies that are active on the international stage. The selection criteria for the prize are demanding and the prize awards companies that are the best in their category. A result of the Quebec Quality Movement, the prize highlights excellence in quality, continuous improvement and management processes that create remarkable results.
- 1997 Mercuriades – SME of the year
In 1997, the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce recognized Fordia as company of the year at the 13th annual Alpha awards. Before winning this prestigious prize, Fordia won the Alpha for international business development and was a finalist in the “overall quality, marketing, environment and improvement” category, having been nominated in five categories of the Alpha awards. Winning the prize in two categories and being a finalist in four is a big honour, especially considering that there are more than 4 300 companies in the Saint-Laurent industrial park, the second largest in Quebec.
- Fordia was also honored by the Canadian Bankers Association as a well-managed SME.