KCB receives Award of Excellence for Quality Management Systems

BSI Canada announces 2013 Award of Excellence winners

Provance  Technologies, Inc., and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., awarded for top single and  multiple site implementation of Quality Management Systems in  Canada

BSI Canada, today announced  that Provance Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IT asset management software to Microsoft and  Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., an internationally-recognized engineering and environmental  services firm, were awarded with BSI Canada’s Award of Excellence for Quality  Management Systems. The awards were given for single site and multiple site  implementation respectively.

“This year’s Award of  Excellence winners are shining examples of how strong quality management systems  can drive corporate excellence and profitability,” said Gary Robinson,  commercial director, BSI Canada. “They also show that Canadian companies are  committed to business excellence from coast to coast. Congratulations to both  Provance Technologies and Klohn Crippen Berger on years of hard work and this  well-deserved accolade.”

Provance Technologies, which  won the single site implementation award, has been ISO 9001 registered for the  last 12 years. The company has developed a unique and very effective quality  system that helps maintain high quality outputs in all areas of operations from  business planning, finance, marketing and sales to software development. The  company has a perfect audit record, which is an exceptional  accomplishment.

“Our Quality Management System  is now the pride of the company,” said Gilles Lalonde, President and Chief  Executive Officer, Provance Technologies. “It is something that we prioritize as  a company because we know that by doing so we can continue to deliver the best  product on the market, maintain the confidence of our customers and have  confidence in our ability to manage situations that we  encounter.”

Klohn Crippen Berger, awarded  for their multi-site Quality Management System at locations in Vancouver (Head  Office), Calgary, Edmonton, Sudbury, Brisbane and Lima, has consistently  demonstrated passion and commitment to maintaining a high standard of business  excellence.

The engineering firm works in  the power, mining, environment, water, transportation, oil sands, oil and gas  and municipal sectors and has implemented an integrated system to not only  ensure that they meet legislative requirements, but to exceed expectations  regarding interaction with the community and environments in which they  operate.

“We are honoured to receive  this award in recognition of our Quality Management System and our hard-working  implementation team,” said Shirley McLaren, Quality Manager, Klohn Crippen  Berger. “We’ve implemented a robust system to maintain project management  standards in our workplaces across the globe, and we see the results in  successful projects with our repeat clients and in Klohn Crippen Berger’s  continued success.”

The Award of Excellence  program was created in 2011 to annually recognize leading Canadian companies  that excel in the implementation of international business standards. The  inaugural Award of Excellence was given to Neptec Design Group Inc., a Canadian  aerospace design company based in Ottawa. The company was recognized for the  successful and continually improving implementation of their ISO Quality  Management system, which has propelled the firm into global success and  recognition.

Last  year’s winner was Redline Communications, a global producer of specialized  outdoor wireless broadband radio systems that successfully transformed its  business operations in order to achieve five-year profitability benchmarks in  just two years.

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