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AXYZ's Parent Company Again Named One Of Canada's Best Managed

Burlington, Ontario - AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions, parent company of AXYZ International and WARDJet Waterjets, has been recognized for its industry-leading performance, its global business practices, and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award. It is the third consecutive year that AAG has earned the honor.


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 at AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions, which includes AXYZ International and WARDJET Waterjets, are thrilled and very proud to have been once again chosen for this prestigious award. This is further confirmation that our team’s continued hard work, perseverance, agility and teamwork over the past year has paid off," said Doug LoFranco, CEO, AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions. "The world around us continues to change, creating new challenges, yet our team has continued to pull together, think outside the box, and execute. AAG’s adaptability and resilience has meant delivering on our customer promise and ensuring our customers are up and running. At AAG we strive to be the global leader in tailored cutting solutions.”

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.

It was noted that AAG is honored to receive the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award once again. In light of significant market turbulence, they remain committed to serving their customers with the highest quality products and world-class service. They continue to grow in new markets, with new innovations and technologies to ensure that they remain leaders in their field.

The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

“The 2023 Best Managed winners exemplify the highest Canadian business standards of innovation, adaptability, and resilience,” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, companies such as AAG have accelerated by continuously adapting and successfully responding to challenges, seizing new opportunities, leveraging industry leading competencies to maximize their investments, and driving sustainable 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. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit

About AAG Tailored Cutting Solutions

AAG is a leading global manufacturer of CNC routers and waterjet cutting solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, thousands of AXYZ and WARDJET CNC machines have been built and installed for industries including aerospace, architectural cladding, automotive, signage, foam converting, and prototyping. Customers are supported with a global footprint of technical experts and parts distribution.

About AXYZ Routers

axyz-logoAXYZ Routers is a leading global manufacturer of CNC router systems and CNC knife systems. Designed and built at their state-of-the-art factory in Canada, AXYZ CNC routers are supplied and supported through a global network of sales and support offices and authorized dealers. With hundreds of thousands of standard machine configurations, AXYZ specializes in matching machinery to customers' unique needs and budgets. All types of manufacturing operations are profiting from AXYZ technology developed over 30 years in the industry, such as: aluminum composite materials, sign and graphics, metal fabrication and many more. AXYZ has built, sold and installed thousands of CNC routers across multiple industries.

The PANELBUILDER system is a leading all-in-one panel-fabrication solution for manufacturers who process large volumes of metal composite cladding materials. Among the other offerings are: the METALWORKER CNC Router; the versatile and customizable Infinite Series; the Trident router-knife hybrid system; and the Innovator which features compact design with full-scale capability. For more information, visit

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