This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Mechanical Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering Startups
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.. .
STEP Energy Services
STEP Energy Services is a technically focused, oilfield service company providing specialized pressure pumping services to the deep, horizontal well market in Western Canada, and the Eagle Ford Shale Play and Permian Basin in Texas. STEP has built its team of fracturing professionals and business strategy with the same attention to execution, preventative maintenance, HSE, engaged culture and core values that led to the successful growth of its coiled tubing and fluid pumping solutionSTEP delivers the expertise – the people, the equipment and the knowledge – required to improve operational efficiencies and productivity in extended reach wellbore designs.
At the heart of STEP’s strategy is the company’s commitment to the execution of safe projects, its dedication to its team of field professionals and ultimately to providing oil and gas producers an Exceptional Client Experience.. .
Driven by electromagnetic processes, PinPress is a one-size-fits-all mould designed to save manufacturers time and money. Rather than using and switching several moulds during changeovers, PinPress goes solo in today’s +$100 Million equipment manufacturing market.
This market revolves around the latest trend, Just-in-Time manufacturing, creating a window of opportunity to cut downtime in half and streamline manufacturing operations.. .
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. .
Dataperformers is an applied artificial intelligence company based in Montreal. Dataperformers attracted top AI researchers and engineers to work on breakthrough Deep Learning models and enable different industries’ use cases.
We specialize in both advanced predictive analytics and computer vision. We build highly customized solutions based on specific business needs for industries such as Fintech, 3D modeling, biotechnology, IOT, etc.
Dataperformers counts major accounts among its customers such as Autodesk, a world wide leader in engineering solutions, la Caisse Desjardins, the largest credit union in North America and Investissement Quebec, the Quebec investment firm leader.. .
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.. .
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.. .
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..
Sciemetric is a pioneer of Industry 4.0 smart technologies used by manufacturers to optimize yield, boost quality and reduce costs. The company has worked in measurement and data management for over 30 years.
The breadth and depth of Sciemetric’s expertise is unique, and the result of walking thousands of manufacturing lines, creating hundreds of applications and installing thousands of systems worldwide.. .
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. .
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..
HEAL Systems is an oil and gas production optimization innovator that engineers and delivers reliable artificial lift enhancing solutions to oil and gas operators. HEAL Systems develops an artificial lift solution that addresses some of the most common challenges in horizontal wells – solids, gas interference, slug flow.
The HEAL System gives the freedom to optimize an artificial lift strategy over the life of the well.. .
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.. .
Micro Engineering Tech
Micro Engineering is a leading professional Geomatics and Engineering company offering consulting and product services for Oil & Gas, Construction, and digital infrastructure sectors. Our dynamic Geomatics team delivers innovative solutions with effective and efficient project coordination.
By providing consistently high-quality services and products to our customers working with a diverse range of applications and problems, we can successfully provide efficient and comprehensive solutions.. .
SOUCY DEFENSE is a world leader in rubber band track (RBT) technology, which enhances mobility, protection & sustainment for Armoured Fighting Vehicles. RBT are up to 50% lighter than steel tracks and allow the addition of more armour and protection, RBT improve acceleration, top speed and breaking distance and will generate up to 70% less vibration, thus increasing the life of ammunition and electronics and improving troop’s readiness.
RBT added-values are noise reduction, which in turn improves communication effectiveness and allows the vehicle to be stealthier at the lowest tactical level. The reduction in rolling resistance provides a fuel saving of up to 30%, RBT are designed and developed to be virtually maintenance free and to create considerable Operational and Life Cycle Cost savings..
DEW Engineering and Development
DEW Engineering and Development is a full-service defence firm. For 40 years they have provided critical equipment and services to army, navy, air force and police service customers in Canada and around the world.
What makes DEW unique is their flexibility. In addition to off-the-shelf products, DEW produces customized solutions that are engineered and manufactured to meet their clients’ specific requirements..
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.. .
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..
Full Circle Visuals
Full Circle Visuals is the brainchild of Ryan Jackson, a pioneer of 360 degree video and the most awarded multimedia photojournalist in Canada. After innovating 360 degree video for more than five years, Jackson founded Full Circle Visuals Inc.
in 2016 to pursue visual storytelling in new formats including VR and dome projection. He soon hired co-founder Sam Brooks who brings a mechanical engineering background to the team as well as several years of working with media organizations and a focus on blending technology and storytelling..
Founded in 1981, Flo-Fab Inc. designs and distributes a wide range of integrated pump and heating systems, as well as a variety of products and hydronic HVAC accessories for its Canadian and U.S.
clients. Based in Bois-des-Filion, the company has some thirty employees..
AK Brown Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Since 1983 AK Brown Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd has provided quality refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating, fabrication and plumbing services to commercial customers in the Calgary area. Their work ethic and skilled team has earned us a reputation for quality, value and integrity.
They pride theirselves in their relationships with their customers, many have been dealing with us for over 30 years. A K Brown is a company comprised of 55 employees that is continuously making capital investments to streamline and improve the delivery of building services to their customers.
For 35 years, they have continuously increased their market share in the Calgary region. Their systems, such as their 10ft CNC plasma table increase their productivity by 78% and reduces metal waste at the same time.
The environment has always been important in all their activities. They reduce their industrial waste by educating employees on both, waste and energy management.
They have a dedicated 3000 sq. ft.
recycling facility at their Bonnybrook shop location which is unrivaled in their industry. All their construction and office paper, cardboard, wood, metal, refrigerant and oil is recycled directly to their specific processing facilities.
Cimetrix is the solution provider of choice, when you need to buy a 3D printer in Canada. They are uniquely positioned to offer the most comprehensive line up of Stratasys 3D Printers, for both commercial and academic verticals across Canada.
Starting with the affordable desk top 3D printers right up to the Fortus production 3D printers, Cimetrix has the experience to support your product development and manufacturing requirements. For the past 20 years, Cimetrix has supported its customers with comprehensive solutions consisting of 3D printing technology, software, design, implementation and training services.
In addition, our rapid prototyping services complement our customer’s capabilities in providing an affordable option to support our customers additive manufacturing systems capacities and specialized rapid prototyping needs.. .
Divex Marine inc
Operating since 1963, Divex Marine specializes in underwater work for the marine industry, engineering firms, government organizations, and construction companies. Thanks to the expertise of a dedicated team, the company’s reputation has grown over the years as a result of our outstanding service, reliability, diligence, and experience on a variety of successful projects.
Among these are projects for small and medium-sized companies and other major stakeholders throughout the economy.. .
Carbotech International is among the most innovative companies in the industry and has been a major industry player since its creation. Its loyal customers include companies of all sizes, and some of them are known worldwide.
Many manufacturers rely on Carbotech’s expertise, including sawmills, mines, paper mills and other similar manufacturers. Carbotech is a global exporter that offers customers a turnkey installation process that results in immediate productivity gains and increased success..
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