Our sponsor and member of BEMAS, I-Care, a company specialising in the health management of industrial machinery (also known as the Dr. House of Industrial Machines) and based in Mons, won the "Company of the Year®" award this Monday evening, which has already been awarded for the 25th time by E&Y. This world-renowned trophy is designed to reward companies in French-speaking Belgium that stand out for their innovative approach, internationalisation, entrepreneurial spirit, strategic vision, financial health and tenacity in all circumstances.
"(...) This is not my victory, it's not even I-Care's victory, it's the victory of our customers, the pioneers who have trusted us for 16 years, the victory of 450 employees who earned the nickname "Dreamteam" in 2020 more than ever, it's the victory of our shareholders and directors (...) who trusted us when Predictive Maintenance was not a pillar of Industry 4. It's the victory of my friend and loyal partner (...), the victory of our suppliers and competitors who push us every day to outperform ourselves to improve and who may join the great I-Care team in the future, (...). ) it is also the victory of our communities, it is the first time that a company from Mons has won this prestigious prize, it is also the first time that a member of BEMAS (Belgian Maintenance Association) has won it, of the MecaTech cluster, with the exception of IBA and Stûv, who won it before the creation of the cluster, and Agoria and finally the victory of my family (...)" says Fabrice Brion, CEO of I-care, at the award ceremony.
Laurent Levaux, chairman of the jury, stressed that "again this year the competition was tough between five excellent winners. With I-care, the jury rewards a Belgian flagship in the field of intellectual and technological services. I-care is enthusiastic about its innovations, enshrined in numerous patents: no less than 10 since March, despite the Covid epidemic, and with an impressive growth rate of 35% per year, every year for the last 15 years, in Belgium and especially worldwide".
Marie-Laure Moreau, EY's Regional Managing Partner for Wallonia, adds: "The jury was also convinced by the company's non-partisan agility, which motivates the teams. "We want to be the best" is the motto of talented employees who demonstrate a spirit of unity and cohesion. I-care is a good example of a daring intellectual services company that anticipated one of the major needs of industrial companies".
A good summary of a Belgian and Walloon success story we can be proud of and be inspired by over the coming months.
Our congratulations go to Fabrice Brion and his teams for the work they have been doing for 16 years and for their enthusiasm and professionalism.