TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada is pleased to announce that its Fuel Cell Division (MBFC) has made the 2017 List of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing. This accomplishment builds on the company's growing reputation as a leading Canadian employer, which was highlighted by its recognition in April as one of 2017's Best Workplaces in Canada.
"In every division and department, and at every level, our organization has been dedicated to creating work environments that set the standard for workplaces across Canada – no matter the industry," says Nicole Poncelet, Mercedes-Benz Canada's Director of Human Resources. "It is incredibly gratifying to find out that Mercedes-Benz Canada is being recognized by Great Place to Work® for the second time this year. We spend considerable time and effort on maintaining strong and effective health and safety programs across all of our divisions, in order to ensure our employees remain safe at work every day. It's great to see these efforts reflected in the positive feedback from our teams – this kind of response certainly strengthens our resolve to make Mercedes-Benz Canada an even better place to work."
Brian D. Fulton, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, says of the news: "I could not be more pleased with this result. The changes that we have been implementing at Mercedes-Benz Canada are founded on integrity and a sense of responsibility to our staff. They are informed by our promise to deliver the best possible customer service, which starts with offering the best possible work environment. That MBFC has been recognized among 2017's Best Workplaces in Manufacturing is yet another sign that, as a company, we are heading in the right direction."
The 2017 List of Best Workplaces in Manufacturing was compiled based on a thorough independent analysis undertaken by Great Place to Work®, which was based on data including direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. All companies being recognized for this award must have had their Canadian manufacturing operations certified in the past year, and employees had to return a minimum 90% positive response to the statement "This is a physically safe place to work." The overall Trust Index score of eligible organizations was also taken into account.
About the Mercedes-Benz Canada Fuel Cell Division
Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, the Mercedes-Benz Canada Fuel Cell Division (MBFC) was opened in 2012, and the more than 50 employees who work in the 3,300-square metre facility have consistently played an instrumental role in the global commercialization of fuel cell technology. It was the first automated automotive facility dedicated to the production of fuel stacks and sub-assemblies, as well as to the advancement of fuel stack production technology. The facility produced its first fuel cell stack on June 7, 2012. Since then, MBFC has worked steadily to hone its manufacturing processes, and a great deal of research has been undertaken to develop future generations of fuel cell stack production. Specifically, the Division's Common Fuel Cell Program (CFCP) is focused on further refining its manufacturing processes with the goal of reducing production costs. It is also playing a key role in the upcoming implementation of the next Fuel Cell Car Series by Daimler, as well as ramping-up series production in order to deliver the main component fuel cell stack for the GLC F-CELL, which will be launched at the International Automobile Autoshow (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 2017.
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 48 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 48,320 vehicles in 2016. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the third consecutive year.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® (GPTW) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Find Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.ca and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.
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SOURCE Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.