One of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies
Saskatoon, SK - For the second year in a row, Crestline, a leading ambulance manufacturer and Canada's national bus dealer, requalified as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Among 200 applications, this year's winners proved to have invested in product and service innovation.
In 2011, Crestline continued to produce new innovations, top quality vehicle solutions and expand its market development during a time of economic uncertainty. Crestline's new and largest model, the Summit, was specifically designed to meet the needs of fire departments, first responders and EMS services. In addition, Crestline's new state of the art facility was built with the purpose of increasing operational efficiencies and reducing overall costs and lead time.
“Canada's 50 award touches on so many things that we’re proud of," says Daryl Bitz, Crestline's President and CEO. "We are especially proud to have a team of professionals who go above and beyond in order to understand our market and the client’s needs, while still managing to be creative, innovative and produce world-class products.”
"While Best Managed Companies recognize uncertainty on the economic horizon their focus has been squarely on growing their businesses and identifying new income streams," said John Hughes, national leader of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies Program. "They grew through targeted spending in the form of acquisitions, enhancing their infrastructure and on product and service innovation."
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, a nationwide awards program established in 1993, is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business. Best Managed Companies celebrates Canadian success stories of privately-held companies with revenues exceeding 10 million. Winners were awarded at the annual gala and symposium on March 27, 2012, in Toronto, Ontario.
Crestline has grown to become one of North America’s most advanced and innovative manufacturers of custom built ambulances and emergency vehicles. Crestline is also a leading supplier of transit, tour, shuttle and wheelchair accessible buses. In addition, Crestline offers a wide variety of medical equipment and is a proud distributor of Ferno, Stryker and Medtronic products. Crestline's commitment to quality is demonstrated in ISO 9001:2008, Alberta Health Certification, Ford QVM Certification and KKK-A-1822 compliance. Since 1975, Crestline has led the industry with innovations such as the Aero Body – an all aluminum aerodynamic module body, the O2 to Go Loading System, ergonomic interior design configurations, high visibility exterior graphics and our exclusive CrestCoat exterior powder coat finish.