Crawford Packaging Named as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year

London, Ontario, Canada, May 14, 2024 – Crawford Packaging is proud to announce its recognition as a 2024 Gold Standard winner in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. This prestigious recognition underscores our sustained growth, industry-leading performance, and exemplary business practices. This year marks Crawford’s fourth consecutive recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, earning us the Gold Standard status.

Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance and financial performance.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Gold Standard winner in Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fourth consecutive year”, said John Ashby, President of Crawford Packaging. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. It reflects our commitment to excellence and innovation within our industry. We are proud of this achievement and remain dedicated to continually setting new benchmarks for ourselves and the industry.”

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.

Crawford Packaging offers a diverse range of integrated packaging solutions to customers throughout North America, including packaging automation and end-of-line equipment, packaging consumables, retail-ready packaging, and comprehensive technical support.

The 2024 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

“Best Managed is a prestigious award that recognizes the significant and ongoing contributions within Canada’s business landscape”, said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private, Global Best Managed Leader and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Companies such as Crawford Packaging who attain this high standard of excellence demonstrate consistent adaptability, versatility, and strategic acuity. Year after year, they thrive in a competitive, rapidly changing market and should be proud of their growth.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner, one of the new winners selected each year; 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner, award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 3) Gold Standard winner, after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years; 4) Platinum Club member, winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. For more information, visit:


About Crawford Packaging:

Established in 1963, Crawford Packaging is North America’s leading resource for innovative packaging solutions, including packaging automation equipment, consumables, custom packaging products, and technical support. With locations in Canada, the US, and Mexico, Crawford serves a broad range of industries and organizations, from small start-ups to large-scale operations. The company leverages its knowledge-based culture to deliver best-in-class packaging solutions, enhancing the performance of businesses—one customer at a time. For more information, visit:

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Magdalena Becker

Director of Marketing

Crawford Packaging

Phone: 437-235-8312


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