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Schneider Electric Canada Wins Technology Company of the Year Award at Annual VIATEC Awards Show
Company recognized for world-class innovation and contribution to Victoria, B.C., community
VIATEC Technology Awards celebrates the achievements of technology companies and individuals in the Greater Victoria area
Mississauga, ON – July 14, 2016 —
Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, received
the Technology Company of the Year (50+ employees) award at the recent
2016 Victoria Innovation Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship
Council (VIATEC) Technology Awards show in Victoria, B.C.
The annual VIATEC Technology Awards is B.C.’s largest and most elaborate technology sector awards show and celebrates the achievements of technology companies and individuals in the Greater Victoria area. The awards recognize established local companies that form the foundation of the local $4 billion technology sector. These firms continue to grow but also give back to the community by acting as mentors, advisors and cheerleaders for other up-and-coming tech companies.
This year’s winner, the Schneider Electric Global Power Solutions team, is located within Schneider Electric’s R&D centre for power metering hardware and software in Victoria, B.C. The award recognizes its ongoing commitment and hard work in developing innovative power and energy measurement and management solutions that are not only market leaders in Canada, but well received globally — including the PM8000 Energy Meter, which was last year’s winner of the VIATEC Innovative Excellence Award.
“Schneider Electric's offices in Greater Victoria are a shining example of what can be done from our shores," noted Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. "World class companies are being built here, and continue to thrive, grow and contribute to community. Companies such as Schneider Electric have played a significant role in helping us develop one of the world's strongest tech communities, and we are richer for having them among us.”
Schneider Electric opened the Power and Energy Measurement and Monitoring Global R&D Centre in Victoria in 1983. Since then, the centre has designed and manufactured many global energy metering and management products. Combining design and manufacturing in one facility shortens Schneider Electric’s time to market, optimising the project design life cycle and encouraging innovation.
“We are honoured to receive the Technology Company of the Year award from VIATEC. This award highlights our contributions to our local technology industry and to the power and energy market in Canada and globally,” said Jennifer Jacques, Plant Manager, Schneider Electric Canada. “This award underscores our success, highlights the hard work of our great team in Victoria, and reaffirms our commitment to helping our customers solve their energy efficiency issues.”
You can learn more about our Power and Energy solutions at the Schneider Electric website.
About the VIATEC Technology Awards: The Victoria Innovation Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) held its 16th annual awards show to celebrate the achievements of technology companies and individuals responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest-growing technology region in British Columbia. The VIATEC Technology Awards Show took place on June 24, 2016 with more than 800 guests at the Victoria Conference Centre. Technology is Victoria's #1 industry with over $3 Billion Annual Revenue, a $4 Billion Economic Impact and over 23,000 employees across 884+ high-tech companies (and growing).
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~US$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
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