On September 28, our client Serres Toundra was honored at the Mercuriades Awards, a prestigious business competition organized by the Quebec Chamber of Commerce, Canada. During the digital gala evening, Serres Toundra was named the winner in the 'Small and Medium-Sized Business of the Year' category, and also scored high in the 'RBC Royal Bank Start-Up' and 'Contribution to Regional Economic Development' categories.
The Mercuriades Awards is an annual event with a focus on innovation, ambition, entrepreneurship and the performance of local companies, both SMEs and large companies. The winners and finalists are inspiring examples for the next generation of businesses and the Quebec economic community as a whole.
In his word of thanks, Serres Toundra director Eric Dubé praises several people who played an important role in the foundation and success of Serres Toundra. Also a special word of thanks to AAB INT Senior Project Manager Pieter van Velden:
"This achievement would not have been possible without a top-quality greenhouse and for that, we have Pieter van Velden to thank. He is the driving force behind AAB INT, a legend in the Dutch greenhouse industry. From our first meeting, he took us under his wing and connected us to the world's leading greenhouse companies. With his help, we with Wouter Kuiper (Kubo), Theo Stolze (Stolze) and Dennis Dullemans (Agrolux), who have, without question, built one of the most technologically advanced assets in Canada."
The adventure with Serres Toundra officially started for AAB INT in 2015 with the signing of the contract for the execution for a call of tenders for the first phase in the presence of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima (see article). The first phase was officially taken into use in December 2016 (see article) AAB is proud to be partly responsible for achieving this performance and congratulates Serres Toundra on winning the award.
Click on this link to read the complete word of thanks of Eric Dubé.
Photo: Eric Dubé, Caroline Fradet and Richard Garneau