Crawford Technologies Recognized in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program

Press release from the issuing company

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program celebrates the world-class achievements and tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector

Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies has today been named as one of Canada's fastest growing technology companies by the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. The Fast 50 program recognizes the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years.

"Canadian Fast 50 companies innovate, demonstrate entrepreneurship, create jobs, and invest in R&D," said Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Crawford Technologies is an example of a company that shows passion, determination and drive that are so important for growth in the Canadian technology sector."

President of Crawford Technologies, Ernie Crawford, credits his team of innovative developers and print and mail experts in Enterprise Output Management and Enterprise Content Management with the company's continued year-over-year revenue growth. In the past five years, Crawford Technologies has consistently seen a combined growth of 187%.

"We are considered a premier international provider of print and mail solutions software. Our in-house research and development teams continue to provide our customers with reliable, state-of-the-art technology," said Crawford. "Our customers include many of world's largest banks, insurance, telecommunications companies and government organizations. They use our software to distribute billions of documents annually and require high levels of reliability and performance. Our award-winning technology and strong support team gives these organizations the tools they need to be competitive in today's marketplace."

Crawford Technologies' award-winning solutions have helped over 700 companies around the world reduce costs associated with communications' processes by delivering bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional communications to their customers in the format they need, when they need it. This includes alternate format documents in Braille, Large Print, Audio and E-text for visually impaired and print-disabled customers.

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada's leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.


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