One of Canada’s most elite business awards — Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies — has been bestowed upon Metro Label, of Toronto, ON.
A second generation family-run business, Metro Label started from humble beginnings in 1974 as the dream of one man and his family. Today, it claims to be the largest producer of pressure sensitive labels in Canada and one of the largest in North America, with manufacturing facilities in Toronto; Langley, BC; Montreal, QC; and Napa Valley in California.
Among the markets served by Metro Label are cosmetics, pharmaceutical, wine and spirits, nutraceuticals, health and beauty, household and gardening, meat and food processing, beverages, and supermarket.
Metro Label employs more than 250 people. Consolidated sales for all plants are expected to approach $60 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. The company is working toward being the first label company in Canada to implement the ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS), a voluntary adoption of stringent international guidelines to minimize pollution and maximize energy use. In August 2005 Metro Label relocated its Toronto office to a new 132,000 square foot eco-friendly building. Currently undergoing a certification process, the company is expected to be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified manufacturing facility in Canada by March 2006.
“Winning this award is a formal recognition that our strategy of embodying the highest standards of excellence in everything we do and developing mutually beneficial partnerships works. We are ecstatic to receive this stamp of excellence,” says Sandeep Lal, president of Metro Label.
Established in 1993, the 50 Best Managed award is a national program recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.