Tekna Holding AS, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, reports it has been awarded the Gilles-Demers Award for its innovation in the aerospace industry. Tekna won the prize in the Commitment to Innovation category, and was a finalist for the Grand Prize, awarded to the company that excels the most in all three of the competition’s categories.
The Gilles-Demers Awards, organised by AeroMontreal, aim to promote the development Quebec’s aerospace cluster by recognising small- and medium-sized enterprises that have demonstrated leadership in key areas such as wealth creation and outreach, commitment to innovation and business development and internationalisation.
“I’d like to thank the Gilles-Demers Awards for supporting innovation in our industry and for recognising Tekna with this prize,” stated Luc Dionne, Tekna’s CEO. “I see it as an acknowledgement of the hard work the entire Tekna team continues to deliver to stay ahead of the game in terms of technological innovation and excellence, to drive growth and value creation. I feel fortunate and proud to be part of this world-leading team, which will keep delivering materials and products to meet the highest performance standards of the global aerospace industry.”
Tekna produces a range of powders for Additive Manufacturing, Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) applications that feature high flowability, high density and high purity. The company uses the patented RF Plasma Technology, developed by Tekna over the last thirty years.