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Levitt-Safety one of Canada's Best Managed Companies

Bruce Heidi PresidentMay 15, 2024

Our team at Levitt-Safety is proud to be named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the 12th consecutive year.

We've dedicated almost 90 years to delivering exceptional fire and safety solutions and customer service to our business-to-business clients and individual industries across our product, service, and training divisions.

This designation reflects the strong team of passionate people working to make Canada a safer place to live and work every day.

Here are some of the key initiatives we have taken to position ourselves for the future:

  • Continuing to invest in transformative software for our distribution and services operating systems along with our eCommerce platform. This in turn streamlines our operational processes and enhances our efficiency.
  • Optimizing our online presence and digital commerce platform on an ongoing basis to serve our customers where and how they wish to do business. For instance, we are starting to implement AI solutions to reduce administrative burdens and to help with product recommendations.
  • Focusing on our five Most Valuable and Profitable (MVP) goals: home safe always, offering safety solutions, making it easier for customers, growing our services business and ensuring a strong financial foundation. 
  • Introducing an all-new Intrinsically Safe Smart Lamp for underground coal mines through NLT Digital Solutions in Australia along with new and improved access networking hardware for coal, hard rock, and tunnelling.
  • Evolving and improving upon our company’s core culture and 35 Face of Levitt-Safety Fundamentals.

“To become a Best Managed Platinum Club winner is nothing short of remarkable. Their continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome new barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels,” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies truly impact how Canada is viewed on the world stage when it comes to the success of private business.”

“Over the past year, companies such as Levitt-Safety have continually adapted and successfully responded to challenges, seized new opportunities, and leveraged industry leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth,” said Lori King, Partner, Deloitte Private Global Best Managed Leader and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Companies Program. “By demonstrating an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance themes, these winners have set the standard for excellence for Canada's business ecosystem.”

The 2024 Best Managed program award winners are among the best-in-class Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million, demonstrating leadership in strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Now celebrating its 31st anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards 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.

Being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies is also meaningful for networking and recruitment. As Heidi Levitt, our Co-CEO pointed out, “I love to take the time to celebrate with members of our team at the Symposium. Just getting face time with people is really important and Best Managed makes for a great, positive setting to do that in.”