History

Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc. was the first company in Canada to simultaneously manufacture sodium hydrosulfite and zinc oxide, and above all to develop those two products without releasing any effluents.

Since its beginnings in 1996, the plant, using a process called « zinc process », runs 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and never stops bringing improvements to this process, making it an optimized and efficient operation. The main steps in its development are outlined as follows:

1996

Plant start-up

1998-1999

First increase in the plant’s production capacity

2000-2001

First ISO 9002 certification

Awarded the Trophy « Vision » for emerging visionary business of the year, given by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Metropolitan Quebec

HTCI extended its zinc oxide portfolio to include new value-added grades for the rubber market. As a result of this investment, HTCI became the only North-American manufacturer able to supply high surface area zinc oxide to the rubber industry

2002-2004

ISO 9001: 2000 certification

Second increase in the plant’s production capacity

"Innovation en Santé et Sécurité du Travail" award (CSST). Hydro Technologies (Canada), having safety of its employees as its highest priority, received this prestigious award following a notable improvement in product handling at its plant

2006

Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc. celebrates its 10-year anniversary and receives the « Gold Star » award from the Cercle d’affaire « Esteller » for its contribution to business development

2008-2009

ISO 9001:2008 certification

Program put in place to reduce costs and raise productivity

Active member of a mutual company in health and safety, enabling the sharing and improvements of good practices in the chemical industry

2010

C-T PAT certification regarding best practices in prevention of terrorism

Unequalled record in safety and a distinction in chemistry industries, 787 days without time-lost incidents

Improvement in the packaging of solid products enabling a better flexibility and answering new needs from the industry

2011

Implementation of a customer service policy to set forth HTCI’s quality standards

2012

Introduction of a new management system for our MSDS. They are now available on our website

Launch of a training policy and automation of our human resources management system

2013

Announcement of a major $20 million investment

Safety record worthy of mention in the chemical industry: 884 days without a lost time accident

2014

The construction of the new plant is completed

2015

The startup of the new plant has been completed

Attained a record of 1615 days without a lost time accident

The shareholders of Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc., majority shareholder Belgium group Silox (www.silox.com) and Canadian Gestion Infilise Inc., are consequently pleased and proud of participating in the success and important growth of Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc. Their knowledge and expertise in their respective businesses were a major factor in the success and innovation of our company.