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History

1994: Yvon Alix tool/die maker and equipment engineering for 16 years at IBM and Martine Pitre who has her university certificate in administration, combine their experience and start their own business.

1996: The owners adopted the ISO 9001 philosophy and developed a continuous quality control that met the needs of their clients to further ensure the ongoing success of the enterprise.

1999: The company received a nomination in the manufacturing business category for 50 employees or less from the chamber of commerce of Cowansville and Region.

2000: Six years after its inception, Ajustages Altech built its own premises much larger and better adapted to the needs of the company and its customers.

2001: From the Chamber of Commerce of Cowansville and Region, Ajustages Altech received the first place award in the category of Manufacturing Business with 50 Employees or less, as well as the Business of the Year award.

2005: To meet industry standards, the company made a Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) with the help of a consulting firm. This exercise decreased the set-up time while also reducing delivery times and cost.

2006: A reorganization of the on-site machines area resulted in a reduction of downtime, thus improving productivity.

2009: International competition requires businesses to be proactive. In this sense, Ajustages Altech works with a continuous 5 S methodology. This exercise increases workflow productivity by eliminating lost time due to misplaced tools, inadequate, non-standard, etc.

2010: Implantation of ISO 9001-2008 quality system contributes to better conformity, traceability and monitoring of customers requirements.

2010: Purchase of cutting edge CNC programming software. The implantation and formation of staff led to increase efficiency and therefore, productivity and deliveries delays.

2011: Ajustages Altech has been certified by Pratt & Whitney based on ISO 9001 and additional manufacturing & tooling engineering (MTE) requirements.