I would like to thank you, our customers, for supporting us and pushing us to be the best. Your demanding expectations of superior quality and timely service, as well as our desire to strive to fulfill your needs, has driven us to never be satisfied or to rest on our laurels. I would also like to thank our employees, who, if not for them, this company could not be the successful one that it is. I am proud that our employees have become proficient in combining leading edge technical knowhow, while maintaining traditional values and a good old fashioned work ethic. It is this balance that has allowed Visioneering to continuously grow and improve.
Our mission is to not only give our customers what they want, when they want it and at a fair market price but to also keep finding ways to exceed their expectations. To achieve these objectives, we have instilled the values of my father and founder of this company.
This company was started in 1952 as Wiener Electric Limited by my late father David Wiener, a Holocaust and concentration camp survivor who arrived in Canada virtually penniless. From his life experiences, he created a corporate culture and philosophy that differentiates us from the rest.
While other companies were compelled to close or move their operations overseas, we stepped up to the challenge by continuing to manufacture in Canada. When it became more economical to manufacture commodity lighting offshore, we chose to focus on those products where service, shorter runs and customization were the key. For this reason, we have invested heavily in some of the latest and most advanced flexible manufacturing equipment available worldwide. Most of our machines are state-of-the-art and many of them are the first of its kind in North America. This has given us the capability to design and engineer on the fly and to manufacture complex products quickly, consistently and cost effectively. To operate these modern complex production and information systems we have also had to invest heavily into our employees, both in their education and training as well as into recruiting. As a result of our capital investment and corporate values, we have managed to attract some of the finest talent available anywhere.
Ferdinand Porsche, once said “change is easy, improvement is difficult”. Not all things improve with change. We have aspired to maintain our core values and improve our processes while at the same time trying to learn from others. Continuous improvement was one of our core values before the phrase even existed. We understand that by uncovering our mistakes and defects, we can learn how to prevent them from recurring.
The future of lighting is very exciting and promising. Today’s users want to save energy and reduce carbon emissions while incorporating the latest designs and effective light control. At Visioneering we are preparing ourselves to meet these challenges using the newest and most energy-efficient light sources and the latest in electronic controls.
Thank you again for all your support and for allowing us to serve you. We look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities of the future together.