This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Canada Industrial Engineering Startups
Svante offers companies in emissions-intensive industries a commercially viable way to capture large-scale CO2 emissions from existing infrastructure, either for safe storage or to be recycled for further industrial use in a closed loop. With the ability to capture CO2 directly from industrial sources at less than half the capital cost of existing solutions, Svante makes industrial-scale carbon capture a reality.
Svante’s Board of Directors includes Nobel Laureate and former Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; former Airbus Group’s Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti; and Steven Berkenfeld, former Head of Industrial & Cleantech Practice at Barclays Capital.. .
Magna is a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. Magna has over 130,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing.
Magna’s product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.. .
Avanti Mining Inc. (CVE:AVT) is an exploration and development company with one primary project in British Columbia.
This project, the Kitsault Molybdenum Project, has been mined by Kennecott and Amax in the past. It was shut down in 1982 due to molybdenum price drop to $2/lb resulting from the copper miners starting to produce molybdenum as a bi product and creating a huge surplus on the supply side, which took a long time for the demand side to grow and fully absorb in the early 2000’s.
The Company itself has also undertaken a confirmatory drilling programs on the project since 2008. As of January 2011, the Kitsault project became a joint redevelopment venture with SeAH Holdings Corp.
Avanti has entered into a letter of intent with SeAH Holdings for the potential acquisition of up to 30% interest in the Kitsault property. Avanti has also entered into a second LOI with a significant Asian steel producer for the potential acquisition of up to 10% of the Kitsault mine and up to an additional 20% in production.
Avanti closed a $15M private placement at the end of 2010.. .
SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908 in Strasbourg, France, SOPREMA now operates in over 90 countries.
SOPREMA Canada employs around 650 people in twelve manufacturing facilities and ten technical-sales support offices located throughout Canada, including the Research and Development Centre in Drummondville.. .
Eguana develops, manufactures, and sells advanced power inverters for solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines, fuel cells, and energy storage businesses in Europe and North America. It provides a range of energy storage systems for residential and commercial applications under the Enduro, Evolve, and Elevate brands.
David and Michael Carten founded Sustainable Energy Technologies and changed its name to Eguana Technologies Inc. in September 2013.
Eguana Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada..
Novarc Technologies is a Vancouver-based robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications. As a Canadian pioneer in the field of collaborative robotics, Novarc has a dedicated team of engineers and scientists eager to solve challenging industrial automation problems.
Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is the first-of-its-kind in pipe welding application.. .
EBC is a family business founded in 1968 by Fernand Houle and his brother Germain. They built the company on their core values of respect, integrity and a job well done — values that the current president, Marie-Claude Houle, is proud to uphold.
In its 45 years, EBC has carried out over 600 projects totalling more than $6 billion. From Newfoundland and Labrador to New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, as well as the international arena, clients have chosen EBC for our professionalism and our respect for budgets and timelines.
This rigorous approach is applied to all our projects, whether building construction, civil engineering, earthworks, mining, marine works, energy transport, wind power, etc.. .
Kaliber Chemicals Limited (“KalChem”) is an Alberta-based global distributor of specialty chemicals serving the Petroleum, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Agriculture sectors. KalChem provides quality and cost- effective chemical products for global wholesale distribution and retail purchase, with a focus in the Western Canada.
The company offers customized chemical solutions with ongoing technical and engineering support to its clients. Utilizing third-party blending and warehousing facilities enables KalChem to decrease capital costs and scale quickly.
Third-party relationships consist supply agreements and a service agreement with a local research and development center. The company’s product line is focused on high gross margin specialty products with a concentration on “industry first” H2S & O2 scavenger, disinfectant-sanitizer, wastewater-sewer treatment & odor control, stimulation diverter and lost circulation material..
Silent-Aire is a technology-driven company that designs, engineers, and manufactures hyper-scale cooling and modular data centers. Its portfolio of solutions includes modular data centers; power room modules, turnkey modular deployments, custom HVAC (CRACs, CRAHUs, AHUs), and mission-critical services.
Founded in 1994, Silent-Aire is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.. .
Propulsa Innovations inc
Founded in Chicoutimi in 2016, Propulsa Innovations inc. is developing a unique self-cleaning filter system, Epura, for controlling air pressure in operator cabins and combustion engines.
This patented, eco-friendly system eliminates the need to replace filters, while improving the performance of current filtration systems.. .
Northern Circuits Inc.
Northern Circuits is a STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) product design firm specializing in kinetic art. With over 10 years of experience in the technical fields, it combines that with its love for the arts to create wonderful products that demonstrate various principles of science while also creating settings that function as decor.
The company’s first product, Aquarius Fountain Lamp, campaigned on Kickstarter on November 7, 2017, for 30 days and successfully raised over $53 000 Canadian. It has launched its second product, String of Pisces, on Kickstarter on August 27, 2019, for 33 days and successfully raised over $50 000 Canadian and promoted it to Indiegogo afterward to reach $60 000 Candian..
Empire Industries offers services in precision designing, engineering, and manufacturing of complex engineered products. The company manufactures sophisticated ride systems for Tier 1 entertainment companies that develop their own attractions.
Its other specialty includes highly engineered, complex equipment manufacture, such as observatory telescopes/enclosures.. .
Founded in 2006, ASDR quickly built itself a solid reputation in the marketplace, particularly in its ability to deliver turnkey projects. We offer our customers a unique combination of Engineering and Project Management, Water Treatment solutions, Industrial Operation and Maintenance Services and Manufacturing capabilities.
This is complemented by our technologies and equipment for dredging, water treatment and sludge dewatering, as well as our manufacturing and maintenance workshops. Our solutions cover the full range of the project life cycle, from laboratory and pilot testing, to manufacturing, commissioning, operation and maintenance..
ORBITLESS™ is the first novel drivetrain technology in generations. The patent pending ORBITLESS™ Drive can be used in a variety of applications from Motion Control, Robotics, Electric vehicles, Wind Power or really anywhere gear motors are used .
It can be an alternative to a Planetary Drives, Harmonic (strain-wave) or Spur Gearsets, or used in combination to derive the desired ideal gearbox. Available in single stage, multi-stage, high and low ratio configurations, the possibilities are endless.
We work with leading innovative gearhead, power transmission, and gearmotor companies that are looking to maintain their competitive edge. Our company provides a technical consultancy service and a support network, to offer external clients transmission design, analysis, build and test engineering..
STT Enviro’s customers include some of the biggest and most respected names in the mining and oil and gas sectors. They operate following the corporate formula: environmental options at less cost equal customer value.
Through their two operating groups, STT Systems Solutions and STT Tanks & Industrial, they engineer and supply a range of environmental and industrial products and services. .
CubeXLab Technologies Inc. is founded by a group of mechanical and electrical engineers from R&D and executive sectors of industry and academia.
Our goal is to provide advanced automated solutions to our customers that would bring them to the forefront of their market and make their products superior. Our innovative turnkey automated inspection machines eectively enhance production performance and improve quality assurance.
Unique design of our systems will make our products a suitable universal solution for multi product inspections.. .
Granite D.R.C. inc
Granite D.R.C. inc.
is a Québec specialist in the extraction and processing of natural dimensional stone. The business has several quarries as well as processing plants in Rivière-à-Pierre and Stanstead.
Granite DRC, which employs nearly 50 employees, intends to continue expanding in the Canadian and North American markets over the coming years.. .
Moocow Unicycles is a Canadian company dedicated to providing the unicyclist community with strong, ergonomic parts. Here at Moocow Unicycles, we believe that the passionate, dedicated unicyclists of the world deserve quality parts that have a long lifespan.
That is our goal when producing our products.. .
Photon Control Inc.
Photon Control is a leader in Optical Sensor design and manufacturing for the world’s largest Wafer Fabrication Equipment (WFE) Original Equipment Manufacturers. They thrive on solving the most difficult measurement challenges and pride ourselves on playing an integral role in solving big, complex, real-world challenges.
Their mission is to provide the highest quality. .
Hypertec is a global provider of information technology products and services. Its strategic divisions serve more than 3,000 customers in over 70 countries.
Since its inception over 32 years ago, Hypertec’s continuous dedication to innovation, research and development together with its long-term collaborative relationships, have led it to become an internationally renowned global leader in IT. Its solutions are employed by organizations from small to large in sectors including finance, cloud providers, hyperscale, aerospace, engineering, transport, oil and gas, government, healthcare, education and defense.
Hypertec offers a full range of IT products and services including personal computers, laptops, high performance workstations, printers, enterprise servers, carrier grade servers and appliances, high frequency servers, personal clusters, network appliances and storage devices. Hypertec also offers a comprehensive suite of complementary services including data center colocation services, IT and healthcare maintenance services, integration services, asset management services, professional services, business continuity services, disaster recovery services, lifecycle management and IT asset disposition, OEM services and home health monitoring services.
Hypertec is headquartered in Montreal with facilities in Pointe-Claire, Québec, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Silicon Valley, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Nice (France) and Hong Kong.. .
At BBA, engineering, project, environmental and field services consultants team up to quickly and precisely pinpoint the needs of industrial and institutional clients. We’re focused on developing cutting-edge expertise and creating reliable, sustainable and innovative solutions that make sense to them.
That’s why we’re hands-on and regularly on site to fully understand client operations—as unique and complex as they may be.. .
Inuktun Services Ltd. (ISL) was founded in 1989 to design and manufacture Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and modular robotic systems for use in confined spaces and hazardous environments.
Since then, the company has built a reputation as the expert in remote controlled robotic transport and delivery of visual inspection equipment and instrumentation tooling. Reliability, efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness are emphasized in the design of all equipment produced by ISL.
The company employs a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, administrative and production personnel at its facility in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.. .
Terra CO2 Technologies
Terra CO2 Technologies is an industrial technology company that reduces material and logistics costs while reducing the environmental footprint in the cement and mining sectors. It develops innovative environmental technologies to tackle challenging environmental problems.
It was founded in 2012 and employs a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and specialists to bring projects from the ideation stage to market.. .
NovX21 Inc. is a company involved in the development of two technologies, which are to manage the chromium to iron ratios of chromite and extract platinum group metals (PGM) out of refractory ore and concentrates rich in PGM.
It offers clean technology for the recovery of PGMs using facilities that require a low capital expenditure (CAPEX) investment. The Company’s plant is located near Quebec City in StAugustin-de-Desmaures.
The Company utilizes a chlorination technology to ecologically recover precious metals from recycled materials. Its chlorination process yields more than 97% recoveries of PGMs..
BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences.
Their practice was established in 1990, based on a specialized appreciation of the impacts of geology on engineered structures. This continues to be Their foundation today, enabling us to address a broad spectrum of engineering and environmental issues related to development in challenging terrain..
Saimen is a group of companies that operates and invests in technology manufacturing. It thrives to create an environment where exceptional people from different backgrounds and cultures join to build business ventures in Asia.
The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.. .
EERS Global Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2014, EERS Global invents, designs and tests in-ear advanced technologies to accelerate go-to-market of game-changing products. Our cutting-edge technology augments the human experience in communication in challenging situations, hearing protection, biometric and wellness monitoring, brain computer interfacing, and is repeatedly validated in the field and some have become an ANSI Standard.
Through co-development partnership, we bring a stream of new products to market. Beyond prototyping, we produce actual scalable, easily transferable, manufacturable product taking the development execution risk out of the equation.
A global centre of excellence in research in acoustics, audio and biosignal processing, in-ear technologies and product development, we attract high-caliber scientists and engineers to our team. Our head office is located in the heart of downtown Montreal..
Delta Elevator Co Ltd is a privately-owned Canadian business based in Kitchener, Ontario. From a single elevator mechanic, Delta has grown to become one of the few fully-integrated Canadian elevator companies that engineers, manufactures, installs, services, and maintains elevating devices.
Delta’s commitment to hiring only the best staff makes us an industry leader in built-to-order elevating devices.. .
AQM is focused on the commercialization of non-toxic functional nanomaterials and chemical precursors. Our expertise focuses on developing methods for preparing Group 14 and metal alloyed nanomaterials for applications involving unique properties.
Our operating model is to design, synthesize, functionalize, manufacture and integrate custom nanomaterials for our clients. Nanoparticles and quantum dots are of considerable interest because of their size-dependent optical, electronic, mechanical, chemical and magnetic properties.
The AQM synthesis approach is proven, scalable and can provide tangible quantities of oxide-embedded as well as freestanding materials of controlled size, narrow size distributions and tailored composition. AQM can tailor its nanomaterials by size, shape, surface chemistry, as well as optical and electrical properties.
These properties enable their use in a wide range of applications including, tracer particles, batteries, printable electronics, displays, sensing, photovoltaics and fluorophores for biological imaging.. .
Thermal Energy International
Thermal Energy International Inc. is an established global supplier of proprietary and proven energy efficiency and emission reduction solutions to the industrial and institutional sectors worldwide.
They save their customers money and improve their bottom line by reducing their fuel use and cutting their carbon emissions. Their customers include a large number of Fortune 500 and other leading multinational companies across a wide range of industry sectors..
CEL Aerospace Test Equipment Ltd
Design, manufacturing and maintenance of gas turbine engine test cells and equipment. CEL focuses the entire whole scope of its activities on the design, manufacturing and maintenance of systems and installations for the testing of gas turbine engines.
Their expertise also covers related systems and components, for aerospace and industrial applications.. .
IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc. is a high tech innovation company creating solutions to improve and bring about change across as many industries as possible.
IFTech began as a partnership in October of 2008 between the founders Michael Stanfield and Brodie Stanfield (father and son) and as of March 2013 became a corporation. IFTech’s first product ARAIG As Real As It Gets is a wearable sensory feedback technology.
ARAIG is set to launch in the video game market in December of 2014 and website ARAIG.com and ARAIG.ca will be IFTech’s interactive website to allow gamers to become part of the story, the development process and pre-ordering of ARAIG.. .
Solid Industrial Solutions, Ltd.
Solid Industrial Solutions Ltd. is an Alberta based field service provider that caters to the energy sector spanning the oil, gas, pulp & paper industries in Canada & abroad.
Located in Nisku, Alberta; Solid Industrial Solutions is well placed to provide pre-commissioning & post production services for plants, refineries & pipelines. Solid Industrial Solutions holds all the pertinent insurance and coverage that is required to execute work in Canada and abroad.
We realize that the ability to mobilize quickly is crucial and Solid is tailored to do just that. With our foundation of experienced individuals, coupled with our commitment to “Honesty & Integrity”; you can rest assured your project will be completed in a safe & timely manner..
Enviroshake is a designer and manufacturer of engineered roofing products. Headquartered in Chatham, Ontario, the Company offers a technologically advanced composite based product line that is designed to authentically replicate the appearance of natural cedar shake and slate with better lifetime performance.
Enviroshake’s proprietary product formula utilizes 95% recycled or reclaimed materials, such as post-industrial plastics, cellulosic wood fiber materials and recycled elastomers. Since inception, Enviroshake’s products have been installed in over 5,000 residential, resort, commercial, historical and government properties..
Since 1989, Zarpac Inc. has delivered specialized engineering expertise throughout the packaging industry.
As a significant global player in professional technical and engineering services, Zarpac offers full-spectrum support for the modification and improvement of existing production processes and the development and design of new production processes and custom proprietary machinery and systems. Zarpac works globally, across multiple markets, including food, beverage, healthcare, home care, chemical, pharmaceutical, paper products, personal care products, industrial products and packaged building products.
Our services include all aspects of specifications, procurement, engineering, build, installation, operations, training and maintenance as well as consulting and production auditing.. .
ADRIA POWER SYSTEMS
Founded in 2002 in Rouyn-Noranda, Adria Power Systems designs and manufactures a wide range of high-voltage electric devices and equipment for heavy industry and the mining sector. It leverages its engineering and research and development services to offer safe high-performance equipment tailored to client needs.
With some 80 employees and operating in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, northern Québec, and Ontario, Adria has plans for international expansion.. .
Escape Trailer Industries
Escape has been manufacturing fiberglass travel trailers for customers in North America. It allows people from diverse lifestyles to travel using their existing vehicles.
Escape’s reputation for quality and customer satisfaction ensures a strong competitive foothold in the RV industry.. .
Centre de location G.M. inc
Established in 2007, Centre de Location G.M. offers rental services for tools, heavy machinery and lift equipment used in excavation, construction, maintenance and renovation projects.
Location GM operates under the Lou-Tec banner and holds various distribution centres form the Laurentians to the Greater Montreal area: Ste-Adèle, Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Prévost, St-Janvier-de-Mirabel. Together, the company’s distribution centres employ around 70 people..
Con-force is a precast concrete industry. Con-Force’s in-house design and engineering group and field services team provide customers with value-added solutions for a wide range of projects.
Con-Force specializes in the custom project design and manufacture of precast and prestressed structures including bridges, parkades, architectural cladding and standard products utilized in the construction industry.. .
GCM Consultants inc
GCM Consultants has delivered, for over 25 years, high-performance engineering services through inspired resources who hail from industry. We execute capital projects between $0 and 200 M – studies, preliminary and detailed engineering, project and construction management.
We offer technical services to our clients in the following industrial sectors: • Oil and gas production • Refining • Petrochemical • Mining and metallurgy • Pharma, Biotech and Food • Building and Data Center. .
Gestion AFM-Séma inc
Since 1996, Gestion AFM-Séma has been a Canadian leader in railway construction services. Through its operating companies, including Les ateliers ferroviaires de Mont-Joli, SÉMA Railway Structures and Groupe Séma Structures ferroviaires, this Saint Flavie company based in Québec’s Lower St.
Lawrence region is a railway and transportation infrastructure designer, manufacturer and installer. Gestion AFM-Séma has a headcount of around 100 employees..
You may write to us at: The Startup Pill/Fupping Ltd, 349 Royal College Street, London, England, NW1 9QS.