ICP Industrial Inc. (Itasca, Illinois), a division of Innovative Chemical Products Group (the ICP Group), and a global leader in specialty coatings for the packaging, labeling and printing industries (with leading brands Nicoat and MinusNine Technologies), has announced the formation of ICP Industrial Canada Inc. along with a strategic partnership with Divicor – a manufacturers’ representative firm based in Montreal, Quebec servicing the Canadian market. With manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico, the additional footprint in Canada will serve as a compliment to its international growth strategy. By forming ICP Industrial Canada, the company added, the group will also have the ability to better service its growing customer base and offer “an unmatched” product portfolio.
“We’re extremely excited to announce our entrance into the Canadian market as we see tremendous growth opportunities in the markets that we serve,” said Paul Grzebielucha, President of ICP Industrial. “Our organization is aligned to meet the leading quality and service standards that our customers expect, and we look forward to bring these values to both existing customers who have facilities in Canada and new customers who we have previously not had the opportunity to support.”
Also, ICP Industrial Canada has entered into a strategic partnership with Divicor, a manufacturers’ representative firm that will support its efforts in supplying its pressroom consumables to the Canadian market. Divicor is represented by Stéphane Fortin and his team, who’ve been leaders in the consumables sector for over 30 years and have a deep knowledge of, and expertise in, the printing industry. “When presented with the opportunity to partner with a global leader like ICP Industrial, I knew it was the right decision for our company,” said Fortin. “ICP Industrial has a long-standing history of delivering an exceptionally robust and high-quality product portfolio supported by strong management who invests in technology and is growth-focused. It was a win-win situation for both organizations.” Mark Concannon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ICP Industrial added: “The partnership with Divicor is essential to our global growth and we saw a perfect opportunity to gain immediate momentum as we enter into the Canadian market. Stéphane and his group are an excellent complement to our services and we look forward to a successful partnership together.”
About the ICP Group. Innovative Chemical Products (ICP Group) is a leading specialty chemical company engaged in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE). With operations headquartered in Andover Massachusetts, and divisional headquarters in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Illinois, ICP serves multiple end markets – including OEMs, industrial, building materials, packaging, printing, specialty construction and sports surfaces. ICP Group is a privately held firm and manufactures products under several widely recognized specialty brands.