Sponsored by Deloitte, the Canada's Best Managed Companies program is a seal of strong management abilities and practices.
Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec), March 8th, 2018 - Jefo, a global leader in high-performance non-medicated nutritional solutions for animals, received the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, one of the country’s most reliable parameters of corporate health. Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business award programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.
Jefo, which has been experiencing an impressive expansion over the past few years, is known by the visionary approach of its President and founder, Jean Fontaine. In 35 years, the family-owned company went from a small distribution office to a multinational corporation that employs over 250 professionals all over the world and commercializes its products in approximately 60 countries in all continents. In just five years, Jefo doubled its revenues and now expects to reach 1 billion Canadian dollars by 2025, all while continuing to massively invest in innovation and development. In 2017, the company opened the Jefo Campus, which represented an investment of 15 million dollars, aiming not only to hold their new Headquarters but also to be a center to exchange knowledge.
“Things move very quickly at Jefo. Becoming a major global player in a fast-changing industry is the result of solid management associated with talented professionals. The Canada’s Best Managed Companies award is a great achievement, and I am very proud of our team", said Mr. Fontaine.
“It is much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”
The company manufactures and distributes species-specific solutions that integrate programs designed for each production phase: Jefo Care – for Health, Jefo Peak – for Performance & Production, and Jefo Cycle – for Reproduction.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and Mackay CEO Forums.
Founded in 1982 by Mr. Jean Fontaine, Jefo is a family-owned company headquartered in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. With offices in four continents, Jefo employs over 250 people worldwide and commercializes its products in approximately 60 countries.
The Jefo Group operates on several segments in the agribusiness industry, from innovation & development to transportation, and is considered by clients as a major player without the constraints of a large multinational. Its core business is the development, production, and commercialization of non-medicated precision nutrition solutions for animals to promote a healthier circle of life on a more sustainable planet.
For further information, please visit www.jefo.com
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.