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Ouellet Canada, headquartered in l'Islet on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, designs, manufactures, distributes, and markets standard, custom-made, and distinctive products.

our mission

Ouellet Canada cultivates strong ties with its customers by always listening in order to understand their challenges and aspirations. Ouellet is known as a supplier of choice, providing products that meet customers’ needs and service that exceeds their expectations. 

This ambitious goal requires a dedicated team of employees who strive every day to make Ouellet a company our customers rave about.

This business philosophy benefits all our partners, customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders alike.
 
A little history

Ouellet Canada Inc. had humble beginnings. Resourceful Charles-Émile Ouellet launched the business from a makeshift workshop in his home, but it wasn't long before the little business became much more than a backyard venture. Constantly pushing the limits of innovation and keeping research and production tightly focused on high-performance electrical heating products, Ouellet progressively conquered Quebec, Canadian, American, and overseas markets.

Today, with a highly qualified workforce of over 225 employees and 100,000 square feet of production facilities, Ouellet Canada serves the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors and has become the uncontested North American leader in electric heating.

Here are a few highlights that have marked the company's history.
 
  • 1960
    • Charles-Émile Ouellet begins manufacturing residential warm-air heating equipment in a workshop next to his home in L’Islet.
  • 1967
    • The company is incorporated.
  • 1971
    • Brothers Raymond and Robert Beaulieu join Charles-Émile Ouellet as shareholders.
  • 1976
    • The first baseboard heater is manufactured.
  • 1982
    • The Research and Development department is created.
  • 1984
    • The first electric baseboard with rounded corners launches.
  • 1987
    • The company expands its sales territory and begins exporting to the United States.
  • 1988
    • The one millionth baseboard heater is produced.
    • Ouellet becomes the first North American manufacturer to sell white electric baseboards.
    • Ouellet's first CNC punching machine is bought.
  • 1991
    • ​A national sales and distribution network is developed to serve the entire Canadian territory.
  • 1995
    • The existing building is expanded by 45,000 sq. ft., bringing the total surface area up to 125,000 sq. ft.
    • The OTEII electronic thermostat is developed and launched on the market.
  • 1996
    • ISO 9003:1994 certification is obtained.
    • Ouellet wins the IED (Independent Electrical Distributors) trophy for the first time.
  • 1998
    • The company begins exporting to China.
  • 1999
    • Ouellet starts exporting its products to China and Japan.
  • 2001
    • Robert Beaulieu retires. Raymond Beaulieu becomes majority shareholder of the company.
  • 2004
    •  A floor heating plant is opened, now Celsiair Inc. based in Quebec City.
    • Hazloc Heaters is opened in Calgary.
    • Ouellet Canada Group Inc. is formed, consisting of:
      • Ouellet Canada inc.
      • Hazloc Heaters
  • 2005
    • Ouellet's China factory starts assembling Ouellet products.
  • 2007
    •  Ouellet architectural products (ODB) are installed in the 89-storey Trump Tower in Chicago.
  • 2009
    • Mr. Raymond Beaulieu is awarded the Tom Torokvei trophy by the Independent Electrical Distributors (IED) group for his leadership and dedication.
    • Ouellet Canada is awarded Supplier of the Year for the fifth time by Independent Electrical Distributors (IED).
    • Raymond Beaulieu's three sons, Martin, Philippe and Louis, become major shareholders of Ouellet Canada Group Inc.
  • 2010
    •  Dettson Industries Inc. is acquired.
  • 2012
    •  Global Commander ULC is acquired. 
  • 2013
    • The 10 millionth electric baseboard heater is produced.
  • 2015
    •  A new distribution centre at Montmagny opens, with an area of 45,000 sq. ft. 
  • 2016
    • Manufacturing operations of floor heating systems moves from Quebec City to L'Islet.