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Nautel Named one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list; Nautel recognized for outstanding growth over five years.
Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia — Nautel Limited, a leading broadcast transmitter manufacturer, has been recognized by Canadian Business and PROFIT Magazine as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.
Founded in 1969, Nautel began a rapid expansion in product development and support programs in 2007 under the direction of new President and CEO Peter Conlon. The company’s high-power FM and AM transmitter lines were re-designed to take advantage of the latest advances in solid-state technology and to implement advanced control and user interface systems developed by Nautel engineers. Following enthusiastic market acceptance of these new products, Nautel continued rapid development of low-power FM, additional high-power analog and digital FM products, and transmitters for low power TV. A new line of high-power digital FM transmitters, incorporating a broad suite of features previously unknown in products of their size, was unveiled in April at the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.
Conlon this year established a new theme for the company: Continuous Improvement. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve the experience for our more than 12,000 customers,” he said. Updated firmware for three transmitter series was released last year, and the company recently launched Nautel Phone Home, an advanced customer support program that allows the company to proactively assist customers with troubleshooting, diagnostics and repairs.
Nautel’s focus on development and support has manifested itself in the company’s sales figures. “More than 40% of Nautel’s total shipments since our inception have taken place in the last 7 years,” said Conlon, “and 8 of the top 10 revenue-producing radio broadcast operations in the United States are Nautel customers. We’re honored that all of these stations have chosen to put their trust in Nautel. They are the reason for this recognition by PROFIT, and we are continuing to work on ways to retain their trust and keep moving forward with exciting innovations for broadcasting.”
“The members of the PROFIT500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”
Nautel has emerged as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of broadcast transmitters. With more than 12,000 transmitters deployed in over 177 countries since 1970, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for digital broadcasting and other applications.
About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.
About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.
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