May 19, 2016
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES named Company of the Year at the Mercuriades 2016 Awards
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, world leader in real-time simulation is proud to announce it has won two awards at the Mercuriades 2016 contest. The company received the most prestigious title,Company of the Year SMB, as well as the prize for the International Market Development, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, category.
Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT offers test solutions that are used in accelerating the development and return on investment of emerging technologies, such as hybrid and electrical cars, plane and boat engines, as well as wind mills. OPAL-RT has experienced unpresented commercial growth over the past years during which it has gain the trust of customers in numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace, academic, power electronics, microgrids, and large power systems.
“Since Lise Laforce and I founded OPAL-RT, our vision has been to create innovative technology that contributes to the development of better products and more reliable, greener energy systems by helping their creators demonstrate new concepts faster”, explains Jean Bélanger, President and CEO of OPAL-RT. “We work hard every day to fulfill our mission by designing the most powerful real-time simulators at an affordable price. With the support of our very talented team, we are making this mission reality”, adds Bélanger.
OPAL-RT received the prestigious awards during the Mercuriades Gala, held on May 16th at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Over 900 people attended the ceremony celebrating the 36th edition of the famous business contest organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). For a second year, the evening was presided by M. Martin Thibodeau, President of RBC Royal Bank, Québec. The gala celebrated the success of 27 companies and entrepreneurs in 14 categories, each for large enterprise and SMB.