VMAC is a great example of a manufacturer located on Vancouver Island successfully sending its products to global customers.
VMAC has been named a finalist in the BC Export Awards’ Manufactured Products category. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by the Government of British Columbia and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The Manufactured Products category recognizes companies that have built innovative systems or value-added components, machinery, or equipment for industrial and commercial use.
“We’re proud to be nominated as a finalist for this award as it recognizes the efforts VMAC has made to expand our business globally,” says Gord Duval, VMAC’s VP of Marketing and Sales.
The BC Export Awards strive to celebrate BC’s most successful and innovative exporters, and recognize the importance of exportation to the economic future of the province. VMAC manufactures air compressors and multi-power systems in a 33,000 square foot facility in Nanaimo BC, which recently grew to include an in-house foundry in 2016. The addition of the foundry is significant, as it allows VMAC to custom cast aluminum parts and brackets in small batches. Controlling each step in the manufacturing process ensures high quality products and a reduced time to market.
“VMAC’s reputation for quality and performance across its diverse product lines has captured the attention of global customers who require compact and powerful mobile air solutions,” says Duval. “International sales now make up 65% of our business and we continue to see increased demand from the over 33 countries we currently export to.”
VMAC is a finalist in the Manufactured Products Category along with Kingfisher Boats, and Packright Mfg. Ltd. The 2017 winners will be announced November 24th, 2017 at the BC Export Awards Luncheon in Vancouver at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.