Pickering, Ont.—Home-grown engineering start-up and manufacturer Eco-Tec Inc. is expanding its production space by an additional 25 per cent in response to growing demand for its waste-water treatment products.
The Pickering, Ont.-based global supplier of industrial water treatment and chemical recovery systems cites a growing order book for large-scale equipment from worldwide clients in the oil & gas, power generation and metal finishing/refining industries.
Eco-Tec officially issued a contract last month to add approximately 1,580 square meters of state-of-the-art production space to its current 2,980-square-meter facility.
“This expansion will allow us to become an even stronger leader in the marketplace and give us the ability to provide larger-scale products that will meet growing demand,” said Phillip Simmons, Eco-Tec president and CEO.
The new space will increase Eco-Tec’s capabilities welding, material handling, sand blasting and painting capacity. It will aslo make easier the building of high-performing ion exchange/micro media filtration products, which dramatically reduce waste and operating costs.
In particular, the expansion will enhance production of produced water treatment for upstream oil production, amine purification for the downstream oil & gas sector and water demineralization/boiler feed systems for various types of power generating facilities.
Eco-Tec said it will now build even more of its components in-house, giving the company greater control over equipment and parts. The extra capacity also means shorter delivery times.
Work on expanding Eco-Tec’s facility will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion in April 2014.