• history
    Founded in Jonquière, Quebec in 1972 by M. Paul Tremblay

History

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

    • The acquisition of Equipements de sécurité Global inc., strengthens SPI's presence in the East End of Montreal.
    • SPI becomes one of the best employers in Quebec (Les Affaires Survey).
    • IDI and SPI sign a contract of $ 60 million with Rio Tinto / Alcan (RTA).
  • 2009

    Opening of a service counter in Malartic in Northern Quebec.
  • 2008

    • Acquisition of the environmental division of Groupe Soucy in Trois-Rivières. SPI was now positioned to offer a range of high-quality products for hazardous materials cleanup, recovery and containment.
    • Extincteurs Manic in Baie-Comeau and Extincteurs Côte-Nord in Sept-Îles were acquired, adding a 4th and 5th fire workshop.
    • SPI took a major step forward in November 2008 by signing a strategic alliance with Outillage Industriel Québec, a company with a strong regional presence, and subsequently opened its 17th office, in Quebec City. This partnership maximized the value to customers of both companies.
  • 2007

    • The first SPI Mobile Unit was created, a specialized office on wheels designed with customer needs and worker comfort in mind.
  • 2005

    • The company continued to thrive. The Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northern Quebec regions became an important part of the network with the acquisition of regional leader Pyrobec. Offices were added in Amos, Rouyn-Noranda and Chibougamau.
    • At the end of 2005, a new head office and a distribution center were built in Blainville.
    • The acquisition of Hudon Industriel added a 16th office, in Granby.
    • Extincteur Abitibi was acquired and announced the arrival of SPI Incendie in Abitibi.
  • 2004

    • Acquisition of Pétrin Sécurité and Les Confections Pétrin in Sorel-Tracy. In addition to a new office in Sorel-Tracy, SPI Safety gained the ability to custom-manufacture specialized clothing.
  • 2003

    • A year of great change for the company, notably with the arrival of new president Martin Tremblay, the son of SPI founder Paul Tremblay.
    • The Ville St-Laurent office was relocated to Laval, where Martin Tremblay and other members of the management team set up their offices.
    • Acquisition of Carrefour de la Prévention and opening of two additional branches, in Saint-Félicien and Val-d'Or, as well as a fire service office.
  • 2001

    • A major year for the company. The network further enhanced its presence on the Côte-Nord with the addition of a Sept-Îles office.
    • Opening of an office in the Montreal area (Ville St-Laurent).
  • 1999

    • Acquisition of two local businesses to extend the corporate network to Shawinigan and Cap-de-la-Madeleine in the Mauricie region. The Cap-de-la-Madeleine office was later relocated to Trois-Rivières to better serve local customers.
    • At the time, SPI Safety boasted a total of seven offices throughout Quebec.
  • 1995

    Expansion to the Côte-Nord region with the opening of a Baie-Comeau office.
  • 1990

    Opening of the Chicoutimi office resulting in a total of four offices in the Saguenay/Lac-St-Jean region.
  • 1984

    Opening of the Alma office.
  • 1980

    Diversification into the safety equipment market. The company quickly emerged as an expert in the field, with its focus on personalized customer service ensuring solid growth.
  • 1974

    Opening of the La Baie office.
  • 1973

    Acquisition of a competitor and consolidation of operations in a new office space.
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