Walter Surface Technologies held the official opening of its International Campus and Bio-Circle facility, in Pointe-Claire, Que., introducing a state of the art production and distribution facility to customers and business partners.
Walter, which is best known for its metal surface finishing and cutting discs and abrasive products, developed its Bio-Circle business line in the eco-conscious cleaning products segment over the past few years. The recent announcement signals the full ramping of of the Bio-Circle business unit.
Including the recent extension to its previous facility’s footprint to house the Bio-Circle business, after several years of investments in sophisticated design and construction, the entire LEED Gold Certified 92,000 sq. ft Walter Surface Technologies International campus is now complete, still located on its original site just west of Montreal proper.
The campus serves as the overall international headquarters for the Walter Company, encompassing corporate management, R&D, laboratories, product management, test centre, marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, and after sales service. Construction of this campus represents an investment over $30 million.
The new Bio-Circle complex contains a high-tech bottling plant where production capabilities are increased tenfold. State of the art process control is in place along with automated labeling and bottling.
“We really are about performance, safety, and sustainability. We’re dedicated to helping our clients work better by providing the best possible Walter products and by making Green Work with our Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions line of products. The new campus is a major asset for our future growth. Now, we have the automation, the processes, and the facility to help us execute our core value of delivering products and solutions that help our customers work better. Today, this focus on ‘making green work’ is leading to the development of environmentally helpful initiatives which are increasingly welcome in our industry,” stated Pierre Somers, chairman and CEO of Walter Surface Technologies International.
More than 300 guests including some of Montreal’s top business leaders and key metalworking industry executives were on hand for the official inauguration of the entire campus with a focus on the new Bio-Circle state-of-the-art production facility. Tours were conducted by members of the Walter team which provided close-up views of products at work.