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History of Valiant




2013
  • Valiant acquires 150,000 square foot facility at
    222 Eugenie Street East in Windsor, Ontario.
2012
  • Valiant is awarded Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

  • Valiant-TMS Rus OOO opens office in Moscow, Russia.
2011
  • Valiant opens Training and Development Centre in Windsor, Ontario.

  • Valiant de Mexico is established in Queretaro, Mexico.
2010
  • Valiant-TMS Ro s.r.l. is opened in Oradea, Romania.

  • Valiant-TMS GmbH is opened in Cologne, Germany.
2009
  • Valiant celebrates 50 years in business – A history of excellence... a future of innovation.

  • Valiant-TMS Systems Pvt. Ltd. is founded in Pune, India to offer advanced engineering, design and purchasing services in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • To expand its capabilities in the composites market, Virtual Tool and Composites Inc. is added to the Valiant Group of Companies.

  • Valiant receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award 2009.

  • Valiant is awarded the John Deere Partner Supplier Award 2009 for outstanding performance in quality, delivery, cost management, technical support, and wavelength.

  • TMS is selected as 2009 GM Supplier of the Year for its efforts to add value for body shop welding lines and consistently perform above expectations during the most difficult year in General Motors' history.

  • TMS expands with by adding a new assembly facility in the Southpark area of Linz, Austria.

  • Valiant receives "Essence of Philanthropy" Award 2009 from the Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
2008
  • TMS receives IF Product Design Award for VarioLift.

  • Valco receives Caterpillar Award for Welding Excellence.

  • Valiant receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award 2008.
2007
  • Valiant named Boeing Supplier of the Year and receives Boeing Performance Excellence Award 2007.

  • Valco becomes John Deere Partner Supplier.
2006

Valiant acquires 100 percent control of TMS.



2005
  • Hawthorne Road plant acquired for additional Welding & Assembly capacity.

  • Valco Manufacturing facility expanded.
2004

Valiant receives Ford World Excellence Award.




2003
  • All facilities certified ISO-14001.

  • Six Sigma initiative launched.

  • Tier-1 Business Unit launched.

  • Valco begins production of heavy construction and forestry products.

  • Cultivation of strategic alliances with potential EU and Asian partners.

  • Hydroforming production begins at 6161 Tecumseh Road.
2002
  • Valiant consolidates Cleaning Technology division and Automation & Assembly Systems.

  • Management team restructured.

2001

Interests in Hydroforming technology moved from Europe to Canada.



1998
  • New headquarters built at 9355 Anchor Drive in Windsor facilitates expanding body-in-white framing systems.

  • Valiant becomes the first company to be awarded prestigious ISO9001-QS9000-TE designation.

  • Acquired 100 percent control of E.R. St. Denis Inc., adding hemming capabilities.
1996
  • Appointed global supplier of Ford closure systems.

  • Developed 18 vehicle framing systems for GM.

  • Further expansion: Valiant International NV; Avco Tech, UK; Anton Bauer, DE; Global IEM, Canada; R & R Tool & Mold, Canada; Partnership formed with Steelweld, The Netherlands.
1994

6161 Tecumseh Road facility expanded to "the size of two football fields" to accommodate automotive production lines.

1990
  • First body-in-white framing system developed for Chrysler Canada's new LH-Series.

  • Awarded aerospace contract from The Boeing Company.
1988

Valiant moves to facility at 6161 Tecumseh Rd. Valiant develops equipment featuring state-of-the-art underwater leak test systems to test the V-6 engine blocks that would go into production in new Windsor Ford Engine plant in 1991.

1987

Valiant International, Inc. is launched in Troy, Michigan, strengthening the company's engineering capabilities.



1972

Valiant Tool & Mold division established.



1965

Subsidiary Valco Manufacturing established, supplying in-house fabrication. 40,000-square-feet is added to the facility at 7470 Tecumseh Rd. E.

1963

Santo Piccinato joins the company; name changed to Valiant Machine & Tool Inc. Company moves to larger facility at 7470 Tecumseh Rd. E in Windsor.

1959

Mike Solcz opens Avco Tool & Die in a 1,200-square-foot factory in Walkerville, Ontario. Stan Stepp joins company as a 50 percent partner.

 

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