Consul general of Canada visits BM Windows

November 03, 2023 | 15:30
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The visit took place on October 30 as BM Windows, the company building the facade of The One skyscraper in Toronto, is about to export its first batch of materials to Canada.

The event also marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Canada.

Consul general of Canada visits BM Windows
Nguyen Ba Duong, founding chairman of BM Windows, and representatives of member companies welcoming the distinguished guests

Nguyen Ba Duong, founding chairman of BM Windows, said that accelerating its exports is an important target for the company.

He is confident that after completing some internationally significant projects, the quality of BM Windows will be recognised by the most demanding export markets.

Leading the mission, Annie Dubé, consul general of Canada, was happy to see Vietnam being recognised internationally as a manufacturer of choice for high-end building products.

The company was selected to manufacture the facades for The One building in Toronto, a 91-story high-rise that, once completed, will be the tallest in Canada and a new landmark on the Toronto skyline.

Consul general Dubé noted that with the launch of the government of Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, and with tools such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, she is hopeful to see an increase in the bilateral trade flows between the two countries and more win-win partnerships between Vietnamese and Canadian companies where each entity can benefit from each other’s strength and expertise.

BM Windows is the first Vietnamese company to export aluminium and glass facades to Canada.

The contractor has manufactured and supplied more than 7,000 facade products to cover a total area of 27,000 square metres on the 91-storey, 328.4m tall The One project. It is essential that the building materials are fully windproof, airtight, and insulated.

Such products must conform to strict standards of the North American market and endure harsh climatic conditions, sometimes down to -18 degrees Celsius.

It is the first time the consul general of Canada has visited a Vietnamese company specialising in the production of aluminium and glass facades.

With The One project now underway, both parties expect to see more cooperation opportunities in both Canada’s and Vietnam’s highly competitive commercial construction markets in the coming years.

Consul general of Canada visits BM Windows
Consul general of Canada visits BM Windows factory

BM Windows has completed some 550 projects at home and abroad, including high-quality real estate projects in Vietnam.

Along with Canada, the company has also exported its facades to Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar, and New Zealand.

BM Windows is the first and only aluminium and glass factory in Vietnam to gain LEED certification.

To meet the construction standards of developed markets, the company constantly renovates its technology and improves the quality of its manpower.

BM Windows is the first and only aluminium and glass factory in Vietnam to gain LEED certification.

In addition to Canada, BM Windows continues to look for new opportunities in the North American market, contacting and working with international partners on its path to becoming a global company.

In early October, the company was the only representative from the region to attend the Zak World of Facades New York. There, BM Windows introduced the development of Vietnam’s facade industry to international experts, together targeting sustainable facades, low carbon emitting technology, and optimal building envelopes.

Consul general of Canada visits BM Windows
The guests were warmly received by Nguyen Ba Duong, founder and chairman of BM Windows

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