Canplex celebrates its 20 years!

It is with great pleasure that we announce Canplex’s 20th anniversary!

It was in November 2000 that Canplex Industries Ltd. was incorporated by the founder, Lorenzo, his sons Marco and Mario, as well as Domenico Portaro and Chantal Grenier.

Within a few years, we were thankful to have been able to see what started as a small SME in PVC extrusion considerably grow, now serving hundreds of clients across North America, with 9 extruders in operation and 45 employees.

On this special occasion, we are proud to tell our story and all the challenges we have overcome to get to where we are today.

Our Beginnings

It is with great pleasure that we announce Canplex’s 20th anniversary!

It was in November 2000 that Canplex Industries Ltd. was incorporated by the founder, Lorenzo, his sons Marco and Mario, as well as Domenico Portaro and Chantal Grenier.

Within a few years, we were thankful to have been able to see what started as a small SME in PVC extrusion considerably grow, now serving hundreds of clients across North America, with 99 extruders in operation and 45 employees.

On this special occasion, we are proud to tell our story and all the challenges we have overcome to get to where we are today.

Winds of Change

In 2009, Canplex underwent major investments aimed at reorienting its activities and introducing the SME in the all-PVC doors and windows market. It was during this phase of increased growth that we signed a 5-year agreement with a partner for the manufacturing of their patio doors. We extruded their existing patio door profiles, in addition to developing two new series of patio doors with them.

At the same time, Canplex developed its very first all-PVC window system, the 5000 series, in collaboration with a window and door manufacturer located on the South Shore of Montréal.

In December 2011, shareholder Chantal Grenier retired to devote time to her family. We were now 4 shareholders.

A Growth Momentum

In June 2014, Canplex acquired Northern Extrusions’ assets, allowing us to considerably diversify and position ourselves on the American market. Having doubled our sales and our workforce, we now operated 2 production sites, offering a wider range of products than ever before, including pool profiles, garage and steel doors.

In 2016, Canplex developed a new series of PVC and hybrid window systems, the 6000 series, with 4 clients in the greater Montréal area. In 2018, we regrouped all our activities in Mascouche to optimize our productivity and centralize our expertise.

A Continuous Evolution

In December 2019, Domenico Portaro left the company for a well-deserved retirement. At its Christmas party, the new Canplex logo was revealed.

Since then, we have continued to invest in our infrastructure, in pursuit of ever-higher performance and continuous evolution at the forefront of our industry. Our passionate team continues to grow, welcoming in February 2020, a new sales representative whose objective is to develop the Ontario and United States markets. A second representative joined us in September. Now, 25% of our sales come from the United States.

Today, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are proud of the road we have traveled, and of the continuous efforts put in place by our team to offer our clients a service that is always unparalleled. After all, it is for YOU that we work tirelessly to optimize our performance, and client satisfaction is our first source of pride.

Thank you for being here to celebrate our 20th anniversary!