Walter Surface Technologies Wins Two Awards - Business of the Year, and High Technology and Innovation - at the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce Accolades 2015 Gala

June 12, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, a global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, announces today that it has received the award for High Technology and Innovation, as well as the grand prize, Business of the Year Award, from the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce. The 30th Accolades Competition celebrates business excellence and leadership in the West-Island business community in Montreal and the awarding ceremonies were held on June 11th, at the Marriott Airport Hotel.

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce selected Walter for the Business of the Year Award for continuing its mission to promote the economic well-being of the Montreal business community and its involvement in regional and national business issues and activities. The company also takes a leadership role in environmental sustainability in the community with a modern head office and manufacturing facility that is ISO certified and 100% LEED GOLD certified.

Walter was also presented the award in the category of High Technology & Innovation for distinguishing itself in the Research and Development of new products, processes and technologies that help customers work better.

“It is a great honor to have won these two awards as they are a reflection of one of our company’s key values to strive for excellence in all that we do” stated Claude Vandemeulebroocke, General Manager for Canada at Walter Surface Technologies. “We are elated to be among the many great organizations that make up our business community and that are also working to promote and expand economic development throughout Montreal and across Canada.

Walter is committed to the advancement in industry innovation and was selected from over 150 other local businesses in 10 categories. Walter has been a strong business leader in the West Island since 1966. With a focus on the metalworking industry, Walter has been providing high productivity abrasives, power tools, tooling, chemical solutions and environmental solutions to contribute to our customer’s success. With established locations in 9 countries in North America, South America and Europe, Walter is known throughout the industry for their uncompromising performance and quality.

The finalists were selected by a Grand Jury comprised of business leaders from the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce.

About the WIMCC

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) is the voice of the West Island business community, as it represents the needs of its 850 members. Its mission is to encourage and promote the development of the business community. For more information on the Chamber and its upcoming events, visit

About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.