company missionMarket-driven all the way
Since its foundation in 1986, Gilbert's mission has been clear: "To constantly develop, manufacture and sell the best market-driven equipment to help businesses optimize their core production". It's simple. We listen to what our clients' industries need and we develop, as closely as possible, the equipment to meet those needs.
|1986||Entreprise S.G. is founded as a maintenance and repair service for sawmilling equipment|
|1987||Les Equipements Industriels de Roberval Inc, specialised in the production if spare parts intended for Entreprise S.G. is created|
|1988||Introduction of the first Gilbert felling head|
|1993||Les Équipements Industriels de Roberval bring another innovation into the market: the unique Gilbert snow groomer for snowmobile trail grooming. The success of this product combine with the growing demand for felling heads compels the first expansion of the physical plant. The company name is changed for Gilbert-Tech Inc.|
|1995||The company starts the marketing of its unique high rotation system for felling heads. This innovation will literally modify the logging operations by increasing significantly the productivity.|
|1996||First exports to the United States|
|1997||After two years of R&D, Équipements Gilbert tests the first Gilbert planer prototype. This product is design to better serve the needs for second wood processing factories always looking for better ways to increase their productivity. The company becomes the only Canadian manufacturer of high performance planers.|
|1998||The first Gilbert chipping board edger is installed. It's been designed to facilitate and improve the recovery of wood and offers the possibility to manipulate highly fragile pieces.|
|2000||- Introduction of the first High-Speed planer with an operating speed able to reach 2000 linear feet per minute. This planer surpasses the maximum production of all imported planers by 33%.
- Équipements Gilbert, Entreprise S.G. and Gilbert-Tech merge together under the name of Les Produits Gilbert Inc (Gilbert Products Inc)
- Gilbert Products Inc. become ISO 9001:1994 Registered
|2001||- Gilbert Products enter into an OEM agreement with Timberjack-John Deere for the commercialization of the high rotation felling heads to the North American markets.
- Gilbert high speed planers continue to evolve. With a maximum speed of 3000 feet per minutes, the first unit is successfully installed at the Chantiers Chibougamau factory.
|2002||- Gilbert telescopic stick boom is introduced; this innovation allows the forestry machines to have a larger cutting area without moving the feller buncher.
- The reputation of Gilbert snowgroomers is growing and the performance of the machine represent huge advantages for snowmobiles clubs.
|2003||- Gilberts's innovative Pull-Through technology sets the new standards in the sawmilling industry. This technology offers fast ROI
- Gilbert Products is ISO 9001-2000 Registered
|2007||- In order to respond to the growing demand for High-Speed Planers, Felling Heads and snow groomers, Gilbert Products invests in a new state-of-the-art factory.|
|2009||- Gilbert develops and introduces the new RTS Series groomers equipped with rubber-tracks.|
|2010||- Gilbert Products is ISO 9001-2008 Registered|
quality standardsDare to challenge us
Gilbert adheres to the highest quality standards in the industry. This is why we stand behind our equipment 100%. We do what it takes to offer you the best equipment in the marketplace year after year.
gilbert advantageNothing typical !
Nothing at Gilbert's is typical of the industry. We thrive on doing things differently: different products, different technology, different philosophy and more. We are able to achieve this, because we have a lot working for us.