ICP Industrial - a division of Innovative Chemical Products Group (the ICP Group), and a global manufacturer of specialty coatings for the packaging, labeling and graphic arts industry with brands Nicoat and MinusNine Technologies - has formed ICP Industrial Canada, and partnered with Divicor, a manufacturer’s representative firm based in Montreal, to service the Canadian market.
With manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico, the additional footprint in Canada will serve as a complement to its international growth strategy. Furthermore, by forming ICP Industrial Canada the company will have the ability to better service its growing customer base.
‘We are extremely excited to announce our entrance into the Canadian market as we see tremendous growth opportunities in the markets that we serve,’ said Paul Grzebielucha, president of ICP Industrial. ‘Our organization is aligned to meet the leading quality and service standards that our customers expect and we look forward to bring these values to both existing customers who have facilities in Canada and new customers who we have previously not had the opportunity to support.’
In addition to this formation, ICP Industrial Canada has entered into a strategic partnership with Divicor, a manufacturer's representative firm that will supply its pressroom consumables to the Canadian market. Divicor is represented by Stéphane Fortin and his team who have been leaders in the consumable sector for more than 30 years and has deep knowledge and expertise of the printing industry.
Fortin said: ‘When presented with the opportunity to partner with a global leader like ICP Industrial, I knew it was the right decision for our company. ICP Industrial has a long-standing history of delivering an exceptionally robust and high-quality product portfolio supported by strong management who invests in technology and is growth-focused. It was a win-win situation for both organizations.’
Mark Concannon, vice president of sales and marketing at ICP Industrial stated, ‘The partnership with Divicor is essential to our global growth and we saw a perfect opportunity to gain immediate momentum as we enter into the Canadian market. Stephane and his group are an excellent complement to our services and we look forward to a successful partnership together.’
ICP Industrial Canada, Inc. operations are fully operational.