Three B.C. export companies are finalists for a 2023 BC Export Award in manufactured products.
This category recognizes a company that has built an innovative system or value-added components, machinery or equipment for industrial and commercial use. The winner will be announced at an in-person daytime awards event Feb. 10 at the Terminal City Club.
The finalists are:
Terramera PlantScience Inc.
Terramera develops unique formulations, delivery systems and high throughput screening capabilities for agricultural applications. Terramera’s vision is to become the leading global sustainable agriculture company by developing the next generation of agricultural technologies using the proprietary ActigateTM family of molecules which can enhance the efficacy of natural as well as synthetic pest control products. Several Terramera agricultural products based on neem oil have been approved by the EPA and are certified as organic. These are sold to growers and regional distributors in the U.S., and include Rango and Terraneem.
Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.
Tru Earth exports eco-friendly CPG products to 77 countries. Their primary market entry is e-commerce, however they now have distribution in-country in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iceland, Qatar, Czech Republic and Portugal. The U.S. is their largest export market; U.K. and Australia come next. They have distribution centres as well as ship to retailers utilizing well-respected and organized distributors.
VMAC Global Technologies
VMAC is one of the only true air compressor manufacturers in North America. They design, engineer and manufacture air compressors and multi-power systems in-house at their 40,000-square-foot headquarters in B.C. Operators and fleet managers in mobile mechanic, tire service, utilities, mining, oil and gas, and construction industries rely on VMAC systems to work in the most challenging applications, climates and environments. VMAC air compressors and multi-power systems are sold worldwide and trusted by the world’s leading brands, including Caterpillar, Cummins, DEUTZ, Ford, John Deere, Lincoln Electric and more.
One of these three companies will be recognized with the annual Manufactured Products Award, presented by EDC, as part of the BC Export Awards, which take place in Vancouver on Feb. 10 and recognize excellence in exporting across eight categories.
The award recipient in each category is eligible to be recognized as the 2023 BC Export Awards’ Exporter of the Year.