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Awards & Achievements

Founded in 1978, ATS established an early reputation for innovation, integrating micro-computer technology and programmable logic controllers to create some of the world's first integrated manufacturing systems. ATS has a long history of outstanding performance and exemplary service that has brought us numerous awards of excellence and preferred supplier status from many of the world's most successful companies.

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Today, we have a long history and proven track record engineering custom automation solutions and breakthrough technologies that have brought us numerous awards of excellence and preferred supplier status from leading manufacturers around the globe.

Corporate and Automation

2011 Brose Technik fur Automobile - Supplier of the Year

2008 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Award for Quality Management solution

2006 Ontario Waste Minimization Award – Bronze Medal

2006 Aradigm Annual Innovation Award for design and implementation of Commercial Proof Tester

2005 Delphi Pinnacle Award for Quality Performance; Improvements & Dependability

2003 Business Lead of the Year; Klaus Woerner; Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

2003 Ministers Apprenticeship award, Minister of Training, Colleges & University

2003 Yves Landry Foundation, Company of the Year, Award of excellence.

2002 Canada Top 100 Employers

2000 Council for Resource Development Benefactor Award, Conestoga College of Arts and Technology

2000 Adept AAA Integrator of the Year

2000 Vendor Appreciation and Dedication Award - Hutchison Technologies

2000 Award of Excellence, Gillette

2000 Joseph E. Engelberger Robotics Industry Pioneer Award, Klaus Woerner

2000 ATS Training Services Mayors Award for Excellence in workplace training

2000 Supplier Recognition, ATS Advanced Manufacturing, Dortec/Magna - RS Van Launch

2000 Investor Relations Magazine Award, Best use of Teleconferencing

1999 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists

1999 Elite Award - Outstanding Achievement, Adept Technology

1999 Integrator of the year/Outstanding Performance, Bosch

1997 Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada

1997 Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Overall/Ontario

1997 Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Manufacturer

1996 ISO 9001 Quality Registration, QMI

1996 Ford Automotive Operations, Customer Driven Quality Award

1995 Outstanding Business Leader Award, Wilfred Laurier University. Awarded to Klaus Woerner.

1995 Kitchener, Waterloo Junior Achievement Award of Excellence

1990 Canada Export Award, Federal Department of External Affairs

1986 Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

1985 Junior Achievement Business Achievement Award

1983 Northern Telecom Vendor award for outstanding performance