1975 – 2002

André Bertrand begins his career in the bearing and power transmission industry in 1975. By 2002, he is vice-president of a multi-branch distributing company.


On April 1st, Industrial Solutions starts its operations at 850 Industrial Avenue in Ottawa. Two former colleagues, André Gingras and Denis Bard, join André Bertrand to form the best and most experienced team in town.


After seeing excellent sales growth, Sylvain Venner joins the team in February and actively promotes industrial and safety products to customers. In November, Industrial Solutions moves to a larger location at 830 Industrial Avenue, and the added space allows us to better showcase our products.


The team now consists of seven employees and sales grow by more than 40%.


An expansion of our existing location begins in July and is completed by October. This expansion allows us to more than double our showroom space and to increase our warehouse and office area to better serve our customers.


On February 1st, Industrial Solutions is acquired by Ficodis.

Our management team is thrilled to join the group and looks forward to actively grow our sales of existing products and to take on the challenge of promoting new product lines.


Many thanks go to my team!

André Gingras – Denis Bard – Mylène Bertrand – Jean Deschênes – Sylvain Venner – Allen Hartley – Mireille Maisonneuve – Matthew Lalonde – (former employee – Phil Smith)

To our great suppliers – Thank you very much for the support!