Canadian Industrial Design Firm Wins First Ever CBEA

We Have Won Our First-Ever Canadian Business Excellence Award!

MAKO Design + Invent – May 25, 2021

Another huge win for our team at MAKO Design! At the fifth annual Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses, Canadian industrial design firm, MAKO Design, along with 25 other organizations will receive the Canadian Businesses Excellence Awards. Each organization clearly demonstrated a strategic approach to successfully improving business performance and achieving goals. Excellence Canada focused on the following three key performance areas. Delighted customers, engaged employees, and innovation. 

Simply put, we aim to go above and beyond in everything we do. It’s why we’re so proud to have received our very first Canadian Business Excellence Award.

“It goes without saying that this pandemic has resulted in a complete shift in workplaces norms and needs. While we can’t control the coronavirus, what we can control is how we treat our employees, clients, and our communities throughout this pandemic,” says Kevin Mako, President and Founder of the Canadian industrial design firm MAKO Design.

One of the things we take pride in is flexibility for our employees. Whether it’s your kids, regular appointments, or anything in between, MAKO Design fits employee’s schedules around employee’s needs. We were named one of Canada’s best workplaces by Great Place to work for the last two years. In fact, our industrial design firm was in the top 50 in Canada this year!

When it comes to our clients, we’re always ready to point them in the right direction. Because MAKO Design is in the business of making our client’s product or business successful. We offer tons of free materials for aspiring inventors including our Inventor’s Manual, our Product Startup Podcast, and of course, our blogs! The objective we have here is to help demystify the product design, development, and manufacturing processes.

MAKO Design, a Canadian industrial design firm, wins the CBEA.

About Excellence Canada

Excellence Canada’s mission is to help improve organizational performance and recognize excellence. Their vision is to promote and enable excellence in every organization in Canada. The Canadian Business Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations, like our Canadian industrial design firm, in the private sector, from coast-to-coast across Canada.

Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. Since 1992, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations including the industrial design firm MAKO Design, become cultures of continuous quality improvement and world-class role models, through its Organizational Excellence® Standard and its multi-level progressive methodology.

A national authority on Quality, Healthy Workplace®, and Mental Health at Work®. Excellence Canada provides excellence frameworks, standards, and independent verification and certification to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. It is also the custodian and adjudicator of the Canada Awards for Excellence program, of which the Patron is the Governor General of Canada.

MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.

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