Two companies in British Columbia’s steel and aluminum sector scale up and innovate thanks to Government of Canada investment

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Richmond, BC – Canada’s steel and aluminum sector is an important contributor to the economy and to manufacturing supply chains, providing thousands of Canadians with good middle-class jobs across the country.

That is why the Government of Canada is delivering on the Steel and Aluminum Initiative, announced in March 2019, which will help businesses heavily dependent on steel and/or aluminum to grow and modernize.

On August 7th, Joe Peschisolido, Member of Parliament for Steveston – Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced $1.9 million in funding for two Lower Mainland companies in the steel and aluminum sector.

With $1 million in funding, Tree Island Industries, a well-established steel wire manufacturer, will purchase equipment that uses drawn and galvanized wire to produce innovative, high-demand livestock fencing. This investment will help the company respond to market opportunities and create new jobs for local residents.

Another $900,000 will help FPS Food Process Solutions, a global leader in turn-key food freezing and cooling equipment, to further develop more efficient freezer technology. The funding will support the company to grow their customer base, offer new training opportunities to employees and produce more energy efficient freezing equipment.

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Our government supports the hard-working steel and aluminum workers and companies that are important to regional economies across Canada. Our investments to support small- and medium-sized producers and users of steel and aluminum will help these businesses innovate to drive productivity, scale up, and expand into new markets to create good middle-class jobs.
— The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
The small and medium-sized businesses in our steel and aluminum industries are important contributors to the economic vitality of communities across the country. They are the backbone of our economy, and by investing in their success, we are investing in the success of all Canadians.
— The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
Canadian steel and aluminum companies, including those here in Richmond, are driving our economy and providing jobs for the people in communities across the country. This initiative is ensuring that residents of Richmond and the surrounding areas can continue to live in this beautiful place and have jobs that provide economic security.
— Joe Peschisolido, Member of Parliament for Steveston – Richmond East
Tree Island Industries is very grateful to receive funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada to invest in state of the art equipment, helping drive our market expansion and sustainable growth with new and innovative products.
— Dale MacLean, President and CEO, Tree Island Steel
At FPS, our purpose is to revolutionize sanitary standards in the food processing industry and ensure the cleanest and safest global food production for all consumers. We have achieved phenomenal growth since inception, in less than 10 years, due to our serious commitment and focus on hygiene as the foundation to our product design. Funding from the Steel and Aluminum Initiative propels our innovation and development in more efficient equipment, in hopes to keep pushing the industry forward.
— Justin Lai, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales & Marketing, FPS Food Process Solutions

For the original news release, please visit the news release page of Western Economic Diversification Canada.

ABOUT FPS Food Process Solutions:

Who We Are

FPS Food Process Solutions is based in Richmond, BC, Canada about 5 miles away from Vancouver. We maintain sheet metal fabrication, a machine shop, specialized insulated enclosure manufacturing and control panel assembly in-house so each component is specifically designed for freezing and cooling applications. We believe that investing on in-house manufacturing ensures our customers receive the highest quality and best technologies in their freezing and cooling equipment.

FPS has a combined 28,000 sq. meters (304,500 sq. ft) of space, including our headquarters, 5 manufacturing facilities, international sales offices and a US based parts & service centre.

Our Vision is to Revolutionize Hygienic Standards

We use the most leading-edge technology and innovation to move our industry forward. Our focus on hygiene is the foundation for safe food production. Our purpose is to revolutionize the food processing industry, and ensure the safest and cleanest global food production for all.

Our Mission is to Set a New Standard

We invest in our people and partners.  We believe the best results come from strong collaborations. We aim to raise the bar in our field by providing close client relationships, offer outstanding levels of service, and implement global hygienic standards.  We believe that together, we will set a new standard.

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For more information contact:
Justin Lai, Co-founer & Vice President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
Canada
+1-604-232-4145

FPS Food Process Solutions Opens First Manufacturing & Support Centre in China

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Vancouver, Canada – Answering to the increasing demand from the Asian Market, FPS Food Process Solutions (FPS) announced the official opening of its new Manufacturing & Support Centre in Zhongshan, China. Zhongshan is a vibrant, blooming commercial city in the south of China. 

The new facility, with 8,500 sq. m. (91,500 sq. ft.), is another strategic milestone of FPS’ global expansion plan as it further realizes its Vision - to revolutionize hygienic standards. Led by General Manager, May Lin, the Zhongshan Centre will act as a single location for sales, support services, and fabrication. In addition to the large manufacturing, warehousing and office space, the new facility will include a showcase of the industry-leading IQF Tunnel and Spiral Freezers, all with signature externally mounted motors. This location will mainly serve the China and Southeast Asian region. 

“FPS has had a long-term commitment to offering the most hygienic equipment, since day one,” said Jeffrey Chang, President of FPS. “Personally, as a Chinese Canadian immigrant of over 30 years, it brings me an indescribable sense of pride to return and serve the Chinese market with the utmost hygienic solutions for the food industry.”

In terms of sanitary design, China provides a vast untapped market. Conventional systems typically aim at price-competitiveness. However, the emerging global trend is putting the focus on food safety standards, and this market is known for rapid transformation.

“In under a decade, FPS has grown to the size it is today, greatly contributed by the unfaltering belief that food safety should dictate equipment design; freezer throughput becomes insignificant when the volume of food processed is unsafe to consume, and the processor’s reputation is at stake,” stated Chang.

With this extended outfit, FPS significantly anchors its presence in Asia and creates a new space to develop and establish FPS’s innovative technology, humbly hoping to benefit the Asian food industry as a whole.

ABOUT FPS Food Process Solutions:

Who We Are

FPS Food Process Solutions is based in Richmond, BC, Canada about 5 miles away from Vancouver. We maintain sheet metal fabrication, a machine shop, specialized insulated enclosure manufacturing and control panel assembly in-house so each component is specifically designed for freezing and cooling applications. We believe that investing on in-house manufacturing ensures our customers receive the highest quality and best technologies in their freezing and cooling equipment.

FPS has a combined 28,000 sq. meters (304,500 sq. ft) of space, including our headquarters, 5 manufacturing facilities, international sales offices and a US based parts & service centre.

Our Vision is to Revolutionize Hygienic Standards

We use the most leading-edge technology and innovation to move our industry forward. Our focus on hygiene is the foundation for safe food production. Our purpose is to revolutionize the food processing industry, and ensure the safest and cleanest global food production for all.

Our Mission is to Set a New Standard

We invest in our people and partners.  We believe the best results come from strong collaborations. We aim to raise the bar in our field by providing close client relationships, offer outstanding levels of service, and implement global hygienic standards.  We believe that together, we will set a new standard.

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For more information contact:
Jeffrey Chang, President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
Canada
+1-604-232-4145


May Lin, General Manager
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
China
+86-13809685656

FPS’ Acquisition of Total Solutions Limited Will Strengthen Its Presence in the Fast-growing Asia Pacific Market

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Vancouver, BC – FPS Food Process Solutions Corporation (FPS) today announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Total Solutions Limited (TSL), a leading fabricator of food processing equipment and conveyor systems in Auckland, New Zealand. With TSL’s knowledge base and project management experience, FPS will expand its global outreach in manufacturing and customer services/support in the region.

TSL has been providing comprehensive engineering services since 2003. Mark Peagram, the current Owner and Managing Director, will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations. “TSL houses a team of skilled professionals which are capable of handling a wide range of multi-level industry projects that include mechanical and electrical design, manufacturing, fabrication and installation”, said Peagram. “As a part of FPS, we see an extraordinary opportunity to further accelerate TSL’s momentum.”

Led by President, Jeffrey Chang, FPS has offices in Vancouver, BC (head office), Eastern Canada, Southeastern United States, Brazil, China and The Netherlands. TSL’s experience and expertise are a strategic addition to FPS’ company portfolio. “We are pleased to have TSL complement our platform to help develop our commitment to the global food industry”, stated Chang.

About FPS Food Process Solutions

Who We Are

FPS Food Process Solutions is based in Richmond, BC, Canada about 5 miles away from Vancouver. We maintain sheet metal fabrication, a machine shop, specialized insulated enclosure manufacturing and control panel assembly in-house so each component is specifically designed for freezing and cooling applications. We believe that investing on in-house manufacturing ensures our customers receive the highest quality and best technologies in their freezing and cooling equipment.

FPS has a combined 18,800 sq. meters (202,000 sq. ft) of space, including our headquarters, 3 manufacturing facilities, international sales offices and a US based parts & service centre.

Our Vision is to Revolutionize Hygienic Standards

We use the most leading-edge technology and innovation to move our industry forward.  Our focus on hygiene is the foundation for safe food production. Our purpose is to revolutionize the food processing industry, and ensure the safest and cleanest global food production for all.

Our Mission is to Set a New Standard

We invest in our people and partners.  We believe the best results come from strong collaborations. We aim to raise the bar in our field by providing close client relationships, offer outstanding levels of service, and implement global hygienic standards.  We believe that together, we will set a new standard.

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For more information please contact:
Jeffrey Chang, President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
604-232-4145
www.fpscorp.ca

FPS Expands to the Netherlands

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Vancouver, BC – FPS announced the opening of a manufacturing & service centre in Goes, Netherlands. Goes is a coastal town in the south-west of the Netherlands. The new location will be our first office in Europe and is led by our Managing Director Kees Jansen van Rosendaal and Technical Services Director Johan van Zweden.

The new office houses both a sales team and a project management team. It will also serve as the administration office and manufacturing plant. The new facility enables FPS to meet the growing demands for FPS’ food processing equipment.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Europe”, stated Jeffrey Chang, President of FPS. Goes is not only a long-standing hub of agriculture, but also a region for food processing and distribution. “While the Netherlands is now the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products, FPS Food Process Solutions Europe B.V. hopes to service our clients in food process industry as well as providing easy access to all major processors in Europe, such as the vegetable and potato processors”, added Chang.

The new facility, which contains administration office, manufacturing plant and warehouse, adds another 2,300 sq. m. to FPS. It strengthens the FPS presence in Europe and offers a single location for the sales, support and development of the FPS products.

ABOUT FPS Food Process Solutions:

Who We Are

FPS Food Process Solutions is based in Richmond, BC, Canada about 5 miles away from Vancouver. We maintain sheet metal fabrication, a machine shop, specialized insulated enclosure manufacturing and control panel assembly in-house so each component is specifically designed for freezing and cooling applications. We believe that investing on in-house manufacturing ensures our customers receive the highest quality and best technologies in their freezing and cooling equipment.

FPS has a combined 28,000 sq. meters (304,500 sq. ft) of space, including our headquarters, 5 manufacturing facilities, international sales offices and a US based parts & service centre.

Our Vision is to Revolutionize Hygienic Standards

We use the most leading-edge technology and innovation to move our industry forward.  Our focus on hygiene is the foundation for safe food production. Our purpose is to revolutionize the food processing industry, and ensure the safest and cleanest global food production for all.

Our Mission is to Set a New Standard

We invest in our people and partners.  We believe the best results come from strong collaborations. We aim to raise the bar in our field by providing close client relationships, offer outstanding levels of service, and implement global hygienic standards.  We believe that together, we will set a new standard.

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For more information contact:
Jeffrey Chang, President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
604-232-4145
www.fpscorp.ca

FPS HAS ACQUIRED CMP EQUIPMENT

FPS Food Process Solutions Has Acquired Charlottetown Metal Products

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Richmond, BC, Feb. 12, 2019 – FPS Food Process Solutions (FPS) has acquired majority control of Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP). FPS is a global leader in turnkey food freezing and cooling equipment and has been growing at a compounded rate for the past 8 years since their inception in 2010. Led by President, Jeffrey Chang, FPS has offices in Vancouver, BC (head office), southeastern United States, Brazil, China, the Netherlands and now adds a significant east coast Canadian operation to their portfolio.

CMP has been designing and building custom food processing equipment for over 60 years and serves renowned global multinational companies. CMP is also one of PEI’s top employers, with a staff of 80.

“With a shared focus for hygienic design, CMP is a timely and strategic fit that will add to our capabilities in diversifying product line offerings”, said Jeffrey Chang, President of FPS. “The acquisition accelerates our expansion in North America, as part of our global growth.”

FPS is pursuing a major expansion to the existing 43,000 sq foot premises in Milton, PEI and has plans to double CMP’s facility, staff and revenues in the next 3 years.

Trevor Spinney, current President of CMP, will continue to manage the day to day operations of CMP. “We are excited to join FPS and look forward to serving our clients as a combined force”, said Spinney.  “FPS holds a powerful commitment to innovation and hygienic design which will enable CMP to increase our value to our clients and grow our business as we collectively work to deliver best in class sanitary processing equipment to the industry. Our Eastern Canadian location offers close proximity to clients along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the United States for FPS.  We are looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and business success of FPS.”

About FPS:

FPS Food Process Solutions is a global leader in turn-key food freezing and cooling equipment. We provide innovative systems to ensure the highest efficiencies and to meet the most stringent sanitary demands. These factors transform into superior food quality, lowered cost of ownership and maximized profits. Our goal at FPS is simple. We strive to create a singular standard in our industry - the highest standard. Alongside our clients, we call this the FPS Standard.

About CMP:

Founded in 1957, CMP is a high-quality, custom stainless-steel equipment manufacturer singularly focused on the hygienic design of food processing equipment. CMP offers layout and design, custom fabrication, and on-site installation and commissioning services. CMP has a best in class engineering team, and a dedicated crew of ASME, CSA, and CWB certified technicians and fabricators and is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

For further information please contact:
Jeffrey Chang, President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
604-232-4145