Founded in 2011, Myant develops smart textiles that are revolutionizing the textile industry for the healthcare and consumer markets.
Ontario is home to thousands of innovative manufacturers and partner organizations - and Trillium wants to tell their stories. Over the past five years, Trillium staff have profiled over 130 Ontario manufacturers to raise awareness of their capabilities, their role in supporting Ontario's economy, the opportunities that are in front of them, the challenges that they face, and the relationships they have built. Take a look at what we've learned - you will be fascinated by their stories.
Founded in 2011, Myant develops smart textiles that are revolutionizing the textile industry for the healthcare and consumer markets.
Founded in 2011, Myant develops smart textiles that are revolutionizing the textile industry for the healthcare and consumer markets.
When Siemens North America needed a partner to meet very specific needs for its first digital twin initiative, they chose RACER Machinery International.
Building on the past, planning for the future, while reacting to today’s challenges are keys to Mircom’s success.
Packaging machinery manufacturer AFA Systems stands out from other manufacturers because in its case, the end of the assembly line is just the beginning.
Eddie Cutler jumped on the idea that one person's junk is another person's treasure. His treasure was wood cuts--purchasing surplus wood and finding customers who could make good use of it. Almost 50 years after its founding in 1973, Cutler Group has expanded from that idea into manufacturing and distributing kitchen, bath and other wood products to beautify homes.
Innovation, customer service, and problem-solving have helped make Nuformex Precision Manufacturing the success story it is today
Microbix is a biomanufacturer of antigens used in infectious disease diagnostic tests. The company has been a critical component of Ontario’s life sciences ecosystem since 1984.
Located in Breslau, Merit Sweeprite manufactures street sweepers that have helped maintain roads from the Brooklyn Bridge to those in the Banff National Park. Today, its products can be found all across North America, from the Northwest Territories to Florida.
Axiom Group Inc. has a long history of forward-thinking and technological innovation. When Industry 4.0 presented opportunities to further improve operations, they were ready.
Based in Vaughan, Proto3000’s design, additive manufacturing, and metrology technologies help customers solve complex engineering and manufacturing challenges, resulting in shorter cycle times, more flexible supply chains, faster prototyping and more efficient production.
Ozery Family Bakery is an innovative baked goods manufacturer based in Vaughan. The company grew from a 700 square foot sandwich shop into a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art factory within 25 years through innovation, automation, and building an inclusive company culture.
Crystal Fountains is a third generation, family-owned company that designs and builds internationally recognized water features attracting millions of visitors each year.
Located in London, Ontario, GSS Lockers (GSS) manufactures high-quality, durable, and innovative storage lockers for a wide range of applications.
Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Dasco Storage Solutions designs and manufactures secure and durable storage products for customers across a range of industries in which security is of the utmost importance.
Located in St. Thomas, Ontario, Arva Industries manufactures high-quality, durable equipment and vehicles that combined with its collaborative and team-oriented approach to customer relationships give the company a positive reputation across many industries.
Owned by VAST Industrial Corporation, Unilux VFC is a manufacturer of vertical fan coil units, specializing in the design and production of these units for individual condominiums.
Chrima Metal Fabrication is a leading custom and contract manufacturer of precision metal fabrications in Southwestern Ontario. With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, the firm creates high-quality custom products for a diverse range of industries.
An important member of the business community in Oshawa, Ontario, All or Nothing Brewhouse retooled their distilling equipment to meet the anticipated local demand for hand sanitizer as a result of COVID-19.
LUMINOR Environmental Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of advanced water treatment technology. The firm specializes in ultraviolet disinfection solutions and offers products for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets.
Advanced Design Solutions Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of material-handling containers, racks, bins, and dunnage. The firm specializes in the production of steel shipping rack and assemblies that use structural steel components such as tubing, channels, angles, and flat bar.
MVA Stratford Inc. is a manufacturer of custom plastic injection molded components. The firm has acquired customers from a diverse range of industries and developed strong, long-term relationships with its Tier 1 automotive customers.
Located in Etobicoke, Ontario, Great Lakes Brewery holds the title of Ontario’s oldest family-owned brewery. Since the brewery was founded in 1987, it has developed multiple well-known flagship brands and established a reputation for innovation.
Founded in 2013, Wuxly Movement designs and manufactures parkas in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner. Wuxly's brand mantra is "Live Warm", which highlights the firm's goal of spreading warmth and kindness to all living beings and the planet.
Headquartered in Whitby, Ontario, Next Manufacturing Inc. specializes in fused deposition modeling, a process that enables 3D printers to manufacture products by depositing melted material in a predetermined path one layer at a time.
Founded in 1996 in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country, Muskoka Brewery is one of the largest and most well-established craft brewers in Ontario, exemplifying the important relationships craft brewers have with local communities.
Established in Montreal in 1963, MW Canada is a vertically integrated manufacturer of high-quality wholesale textiles, operating within a niche market and investing heavily in its workforce and manufacturing technology.
Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, CHAR Technologies Limited (CHAR) is an innovative cleantech company that specializes in biocarbon fuel development and provides custom equipment for a wide range of industries. CHAR has quickly become a leader in green innovation through its use of Canadian technology to create environmentally sustainable solutions.
Cowbell is a destination craft brewery, which features a full restaurant, several event spaces, and the Cowbell General Store. It is the first carbon-neutral brewery in North America and the first closed-loop brewery in the world.
Xenopus is the manufacturing arm of Tri Hawk, a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality dental burs. Originally started as an importer of European burs, the firm has developed strong production capabilities and has pushed itself to the forefront of global production of high-quality products. Though the business is subject to extensive and costly regulatory licensing to sell internationally, Tri Hawk is finding success through growing its export base.
Pan-Oston is a leading manufacturer of metal retail fixtures, best known for producing checkout lanes. The firm is a founding member of a cooperative organization, Complete Retail Solutions (CRS), which joins together best-in-breed manufacturers of complementary retail fixtures to create a stronger presence in the industry than any one member would have individually. Halfway through a five-year strategic plan, Pan-Oston is revamping to remain ahead of the curve of an evolving retail environment with implications in market conditions, consumer preferences, and e-commerce.
Ross Video Limited is an Emmy-winning designer and manufacturer of live video broadcast equipment. Founded in 1974 by its namesake, John Ross, the firm has experienced dramatic growth in the past several decades and now boasts a workforce of almost 1,000 employees across 13 global offices.
Lucky Strike Bait Works Limited is a leading manufacturer of fishing lures and landing nets. With more than 100 years of experience, the firm has grown into an established business that supplies over 2,000 different products to retailers located all across Canada. Today, Lucky Strike is well-known in the Canadian recreational fishing market for its high-quality products.
Harco is fourth-generation family business which operates two distinct divisions: Plastic Injection Molding and Process & Supply, which distributes sanitary processing equipment and components. The firm has a flexible product line, and is always looking for new market opportunities to take advantage of.
Cabinetree designs and produces custom cabinetry for commercial and residential purposes. Offering an extensive selection of materials, styles, and accessories, Cabinetree has a reputation for high-quality customization.
College’s Fashion Exchange (GBFX) fosters collaboration between fashion educators, industry partners, community organizations, and fashion graduates.
Koolway Sports designs and manufactures custom, high-quality, adaptive outerwear for individuals with disabilities, specially designed to be easily worn in conjunction with pieces of adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs.
Located in Kitchener, Ontario, LEONI Elocab Limited is undergoing its second major expansion in less than a decade. The firm is the only Canadian division of LEONI Group, a global provider of products, solutions, and services for both energy and data management in various industries. LEONI Elocab offers a unique contribution to this global network by manufacturing customized cables and cable assemblies, providing a case-specific solution for every customer.
Bluewrist Robot & Vision Solutions designs and develops innovative industrial automation solutions in the fields of robot guidance and 3D machine vision.
Located in the small community of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Prestige Glass International (Prestige Glass) designs and manufactures glass awards of the highest quality, providing customers with the ability to present a deserving recipient with a unique and timeless gift of recognition. The company offers a large catalogue of stock items—including glass awards, art glass, wall plaques, aqua shaping, and desk accessories—that can be customized, as well as the option to design a completely unique award.
Sprague Foods Ltd. is a canned and jarred food manufacturer located in Belleville, Ontario. It manufacturers food for private label consumers, as well as under its own brand name: Sprague Foods. Some of its most popular products include soups made from beans and lentils, rice pudding, and gourmet tomato sauces. Its highly-automated 33,000 square-foot facility frequently fulfills food safety standards implemented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The president of the company is Rick Sprague, the fourth generation of the Sprague family to be involved in the business, which began in 1925.
OZ Optics designs and manufactures advanced fiber optic components and test equipment for various fiber optic markets. The company implements rigorous quality standards to achieve its goal of providing all customers with a competitive advantage, and has become a leading worldwide supplier of optic products.
When selecting a product or service, manufacturing customers look for companies that can deliver high quality and expertise. Parmerit Inc. (Parmerit) and Wolfe Heavy Equipment (Wolfe), two manufacturing companies located in Strathroy, Ontario, are companies that clearly understand the needs of their customers. Not only do they offer technical expertise, they also have an ability to manage projects and products tailored to their customers’ specific needs.
Located in Cambridge, ON, Shimco has served the aerospace, defense, space, industrial and other industries worldwide with precision manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers and spacers for over 25 years. Shimco offers a tradition of Innovation, Precision, and Execution, providing solutions that conform to exacting international and customer-specific standards.
Located in Windsor, Ontario, Laval International (Laval) manufactures production-ready moulds and composite parts for a wide range of industries. In addition to manufacturing, Laval offers engineering and prototyping services to customers seeking turnkey solutions. International presence can be attributed to its commitment to providing customers with the most technologically advanced and effective products.
Alpine Graphic Productions Ltd. manufacturers graphics for large customers in the fleet, interior, and exterior graphics industries.
Innovation and automation. Paul Kalia, chief executive officer at e.Hofmann Plastics Inc. (Hofmann Plastics), notes that these two ideals are the keys to running any successful manufacturing business, and the aims that drive his company’s strategy. The company is in what Kalia refers to as the “rigid packaging business”. It manufactures plastic buckets for industrial markets (such as the orange buckets seen at Home Depot) and plastic packaging for the food and beverage industry. However, Kalia does not see Hofmann Plastics as a plastics company; instead, he views it as a technology company that is constantly innovating and looking for new ways to solve problems.
The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) is a network of post-secondary research institutions that have come together, in an effort to grow the quality and quantity of applied research innovation in the Southern Ontario advanced manufacturing cluster.
Kropf Industrial Inc. manufactures CONOLIFT marine hydraulic equipment, dock systems, and other equipment for the industrial and aquaculture sectors.
Hybrid Power Solutions produces portable battery systems and customized energy solutions for a variety of industrial markets.
Based in Barrie, Ontario, Linear Transfer Automation is a global supplier of press transfer automation, blank feed systems, and press-to-press automation. Linear is able to customize its automation solutions to fit specific equipment geometry and requirements for customers.
RBR designs and manufactures innovative oceanographic instruments that satisfy customer budgets and applications. The company offers sensors capable of tracking various water parameters, data loggers, and a variety of accessories for its products.
Giatec Scientific manufactures concrete testing and analyzing solutions, enabling the wireless monitoring of concrete properties, accurate condition assessment of infrastructure, and durability-based quality control of concrete.
SmartCone Technologies Inc. is a private company that produces Internet of Things (IoT) – based safety and monitory solutions for a variety of industries. Its main product, the SmartCone, is a deployable sensor device that collects sensor data, analyzes it using advanced computing power and software, and uses the information it learns to keep people safe in vulnerable and hazardous areas. Some areas where SmartCones are currently being utilized are in bike lane safety, construction site safety, and incident management for transportation agencies.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. is a kitchen, bathroom, cabinet, and vanities manufacturer located in Stittsville, Ontario. It houses a 55,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art technology to service customers in Canada and the United States. Since its inception it has been family-owned and -operated, and the business is currently run by the second and third generations of the Laurysen family. Its major customers include all of the biggest home builders in Ottawa, local retail consumers, renovators, and customers across Ontario who purchase its products through its extensive dealership network.
Heliene Inc. manufacturers solar photovoltaic modules to service various infrastructure projects and is in the process of developing solar modules for uses in different industries.
J&S Manufacturing is a mining equipment manufacturer, with in-house design capabilities that allow the firm to manufacture mobile equipment as well as technical custom equipment. The company’s motto is “Built to Perform”.
Chervin Kitchen & Bath Inc. is a custom kitchen cabinet and wood furniture manufacturer. The firm is motivated by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Located in New Tecumseth, Ontario, Parsons ADL is a manufacturer of home health care products. The company strives to create innovative solutions that will help improve the quality of life for the ageing population, as well as individuals with disabilities.
International Erosion Control Systems Inc. creates solutions for storm water management, erosion control issues and pre-cast structures, providing complete engineering, manufacturing and direct distribution of its product line.
Circumference is a business and technology services company offering software engineering and performance solutions for small to mid-sized companies.
Located in Barrie, Ontario, Innovative Automation Inc. is one of the most creative manufacturers of custom automation solutions in North America. It is Innovative Automation’s Vision to “Be the first choice provider of automation solutions to global leaders in manufacturing”. To ensure that it is equipped to handle even the most complex machine solutions required by its customers, Innovative Automation has an electrical systems design team, a mechanical design team, a programming team, and a mechanical build team.
BOS Innovations develops custom factory automation solutions to help companies reach greater levels of productivity and profitability. The company’s mission is to advance North American manufacturing through world class integration of automation systems with innovative engineering, build quality, and service.
FreePoint Technologies (FreePoint) is a technology firm located in London, Ontario. Established in 2013, FreePoint helps industrial and manufacturing firms join the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) revolution. They do this with their unique, “machine wearable” technology that connects machinery to the cloud, allowing for simple collection and analysis of data on existing machinery.
AGNORA is a customer service company that manufactures architectural glass at its 280,000 square foot facility. The firm fabricates the largest architectural glass in North America (up to 130” X 300”).
Select Tool is a manufacturer that has developed a reputation for providing high quality full-service gauges, fixtures, automation, and specialty tooling for the automotive, aerospace, and transportation industries.
FIRST Robotics Canada is a registered charity that connects elementary and high school students with businesses and post-secondary educational institutions by organizing and coordinating robot-building and robo-sport competitions.
Hamill Machine Company Inc. is a diversified small manufacturer of custom machined parts and other machinery for a wide range of industries.
CenterLine is a manufacturer of custom automated welding and assembly lines, as well as resistance welding-related products. The firm is known worldwide as a leader in fastener welding technology, which is used in the production of automotive components.
TWI Foods is a manufacturer of high-quality specialty food items such as cake-rusks, cookies, cakes & frozen food items. It caters to the South Asian ethnic populations in Canada and worldwide.
The Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy (SCETA) is a unique initiative designed to equip engineering and engineering technology students in Canada, and Siemens’ own engineers, with the educational and professional foundation required for successful careers. The goal of the Work Integrated Learning Program (WILP) is to educate post-secondary students on Industry 4.0 concepts such as electrification, automation, digitalization and cloud technology.
WEGU Inc. is a multi-international manufacturer of molded rubber and plastic products. Product design assistance, engineering, tooling development, prototyping, testing and manufacturing, and materials analysis, are all offered in house. WEGU Inc. prides itself on the ability to consistently meet all of their client’s physical and chemical requirements for product durability, flexibility, noise and vibration mitigation, and abrasion resistance.
Electronic Craftsmen is a custom designer and manufacturer of specialty transformers, inductors, chokes, and reactors for use in power electronics applications.
FastSigns of Windsor offers full-service solutions in graphic design, signs, promotional products and custom solutions to fit every clients’ marketing needs.
Fanshawe’s School of Applied Science and Technology emphasizes the technical skills required for workplace productivity.
Armo Tool is a Tier 2 supplier and provider of “one-stop” precision tooling solutions, from small components to large machines that build Tier 1 parts. It has been family owned and operated since inception.
Industrial Parts Manufacturing specializes in CNC machining, general machining, welding and fabricating.
Samco Machinery is a global innovator in producing roll forming machinery and custom built material handling solutions. In business for over 45 years and maintaining ISO 9001 certification, our services include: consultation, engineering, installation, training, commissioning, ongoing maintenance, support, and parts.
The NRC London facility is part of NRC Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre. The organization aims to support the Canadian automotive industry.
stevensE3 designs and builds innovative exhibits, environments and events by providing insightful design and using the latest technology to produce high impact, award winning solutions.
Solar Ship is a manufacturer of hybrid aircraft. The primary goal of the company is to produce hybrid aircraft that are able to take off and land nearly anywhere to allow for the shipment of goods and emergency services to the most remote regions of the world.
Blyth Farm Cheese is a high-quality Dutch-style cheese maker, producing various styles of sheep and goat cheese.
Structural Panels is a manufacturer of high-quality, steel-skinned, insulated sandwich panels that are ideal for walls, partitions and ceilings.
Arctic Snowplows builds high quality front- and rear-mounted snow removal equipment for a variety of trucks and skid steer related equipment.
Sciencetech designs and manufactures optical spectroscopic instruments, which are utilized across a wide range of industries and applications.
Heritage Coffee Company operates coffee roasting and dry powder blending facilities in London, Ontario with distribution centres in Montreal, Québec and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cardinal Fine Cabinetry has a long and successful history as one of London’s top design firms manufacturing kitchens, vanities and residential millwork.
Clearpath Robotics (Clearpath) designs and manufactures driverless vehicles for research and development. Solutions are used for research across mining, agriculture and military industries. OTTO Motors is a division of Clearpath, established in April 2016, to provide self-driving vehicles for light-load and heavy-load material transport in factories, warehouses, and distribution centres.
Club Coffee is a manufacturer of coffees, teas and hot beverages. The firm developed the world’s first certified 100 per cent compostable single-use coffee pod, designed for use in the most common Keurig® brewers.
Tri City is a Kitchener based concrete and aggregate material manufacturer, operating through sister companies Tri City Materials and Tri City Ready Mix.
Cardinal Meats Specialists creates high quality meat products, ranging from fresh and frozen burger patties to fully-cooked ready-to-eat foods.
Transformix Engineering is exclusively focused on CNCAssembly® technology in the specialized niche of "continuous motion", and have developed it into a general solution for small-part assembly.
G.S. Dunn is the world’s largest dry mustard miller, distributing to over fifty countries across six continents.
Kinarm is transforming the assessment of brain injuries by putting cutting-edge robotics technology into the hands of neuroscientists and clinician-scientists around the world.
Hiram Walker & Sons is Ontario’s sole “grain-to-glass” distillery. The company produces Vodka, Rum and Canadian Whisky.
Founded by 4 moms, Mabel’s Labels designs, manufactures, markets and distributes personalized name labels and tags for children’s belongings. It is the creator of the market, and its leader.
Direct Coil manufactures commercial and industrial finned tube heat exchangers, as well as custom engineered refrigeration and heat transfer equipment.
Heat Design Equipment manufactures infrared heaters for asphalt construction and repair using patented, state of the art technologies.
Molok is a new generation designer and manufacturer of the original semi-underground waste containment systems.
London Mat Industries Ltd (London Mat) is the manufacturer of the world famous “MATEX” Treadle Switches, used on Buses, Trains and Trams for door safety, opening and passenger counting.
Dura-Line has is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of communication and energy infrastructure products and systems.
“Understand what needs to be done. Do it right the first time. Do it better tomorrow.” These are the words that have guided Tim Galbraith and Darcy Urquhart, Sales Managers at Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing (Cavalier) over the last three decades.
Bosco and Roxy's is dog treat bakery that produces hand cut, baked, decorated cookies, and frozen treats – all for dogs!
Mosaic Manufacturing revolutionized the world of desktop 3D printers with the "Palette", an accessory for 3D printers that enables them to create multi-colour and multi-filament objects.
Christie Digital is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.
Designer and manufacturer of “the world’s most capable off-road vehicle,” Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG) is the world’s leader in amphibious, all-terrain vehicles and also produces noise-reduced transmission systems.
Nuform Building Technologies is North America’s leading manufacturer of finished concrete forming systems, providing services of estimating, design, technical assistance, transportation and logistics, and onsite field training.
Quantum5X (Q5X) is a privately owned corporation that specializes in wireless solutions for challenging audio problems in sports, broadcast and entertainment.
KSR is a Tier 1 manufacturer of automotive parts, specializing in automotive sensors, electronic throttle controls, and adjustable and fixed pedals.
Jones Packaging is an international manufacturer of printed and contract-packaging and medical dispensing and delivery.
Angstrom Engineering Inc. is a leading manufacturer of thin film vacuum deposition equipment and vacuum chambers equipment. The firm specializes in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing machines that deposit thin films, (growing layers of materials on a substrate with thicknesses that can range from less than one nanometer to several microns).
Trojan Technologies is engaged in the design, manufacturing and sale of ultraviolet disinfection systems for municipal wastewater, drinking water systems for residential, municipal and commercial use, and industrial systems for food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor applications.
Timberland Equipment is a global leader in the integrated design, manufacture and support of engineered winches, hoists, sheaves, derricks and tensioning equipment for the world’s most challenging infrastructure and capital equipment projects.
Autotube Limited is an upper-tier supplier to the automotive industry that manufactures steel tubular automotive components and oil level indicators, offering a full range of services from designing and prototyping to tooling & production.
Salford Group designs, manufactures, and assembles farm machinery for the agricultural marketplace. The firm offers primary tillage, secondary tillage, seeding, and fertilizing equipment and attachments.
CMI Heavy Industries is a leading provider of heavy fabricated, forged and cast machined components and assemblies.
Defense & Aviation Wiring Inc. (Davwire) is one of Canada’s leading contract manufacturers in the electrical/electronic arena. The company specializes in wire harnesses, electrical panels and electrical assemblies used in aviation, defence, medical and rail industries.
McCormick Canada Inc. is Canada’s largest food-favouring manufacturer. It is a successful leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring, and specialty food industry, with its head office in London, Ontario. It has manufacturing, sales and distribution centres in Toronto and London.
Sweets from the Earth is a family-owned, vegan specialty baked goods manufacturer with over 150 types of desserts produced.
Givens Engineering Inc. designs and manufactures light cranes, manipulators and machinery for industrial use. The company specializes in lifting equipment and automated material-handling machines.
Over the past two decades, Steam Whistle Brewing has grown from a dream hatched by the fireside into one of Canada’s largest independent breweries.
Central Smith Creamery manufactures a variety of frozen desserts, including ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and sundaes.
Postform is the manufacturing arm of KW Countertop, producing high quality and environmentally friendly countertops from various materials.
Creative Education of Canada manufactures educational toys and costumes for children. Most notably, the firm produces Great Pretenders’ award-winning dress-up costumes.
Abuma Manufacturing Ltd (Abuma) is a Build-to-Print metal fabricator capable of manufacturing custom components. Abuma fabricates the metal components and upper-level assemblies and integrates additional outside services like surface coatings, electrical, pneumatics, and purchased equipment as required.
“Pressing on,” Canada Stampings provides custom metal stampings and assemblies using modern equipment and leading industry manufacturing techniques. Canada Stampings is a Tier II supplier of the automotive industry.
Can-Eng Furnaces International is one of North America’s leading designers and manufacturers of thermal processing equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Aeryon Labs is an industry and technology leader in the design and manufacture of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), serving civil and military customers and commercial businesses.