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Company Overview

Spectra Premium Industries was founded in 1989 and is based in Boucherville, Québec, Canada. Employing over 1 500 employees across North America, Spectra Premium Industries is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of key automotive parts for the aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers.

Our Corporate Mission

Our mission is to develop and provide premium automotive components and systems that are the choice of OE manufacturers, automotive technicians and do it yourself consumers. Every Spectra Premium employee is committed to achieve this mission via a global manufacturing and distribution network supported through unmatched customer service and after sale support.

Corporate-wide values


We strive to continuously develop innovative automotive and industrial products in anticipation of market needs, enabling us to exceed our customers’ expectations.


As a reliable manufacturer, we are committed to deliver quality products, services, and support to ensure the success and satisfaction of our customers.


We adapt quickly to changes in the market to meet the needs of our customers on all levels within our organization.

Continuous Improvement

We believe that continuous improvement of our products, processes, services and skills will provide long term success and values to our customers and shareholders.


We believe the success of the company starts with strong employee dedication and this is why we favor promotions from the inside.


Spectra Premium encourages a work environment which promotes teamwork, leadership, open communication, and forward thinking, all sharing the common goal of becoming the leader within our industry.

Social Responsibility

We are committed to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees.


Company History

1989 Spectra Steel Industries is founded by opening a 25,000 ft2 fuel tank manufacturing factory in Longueuil, Quebec. 25
1993 Merger with Premium Automotive (Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton) results in Spectra Premium Industries Inc.

The head office and the fuel tank factory move to a 100,000 ft2 facility in Boucherville, Quebec.
1995 Acquisition of American Designers (Knightstown, IN)

Becoming the North American leader in the manufacture of replacement steel fuel tanks

Thus expanding distribution into the United States
1997 Listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: SPD)

Public offerings are completed with the objective of expanding into new product lines through acquisition.
1998 Consolidation of the Canadian radiator industry through the acquisition of 7 companies:
. Coulter Radiator (Windsor, Ontario)
. Radiateurs Laniel (Montréal, Québec)
. Rick’s Gas Tank factory (Ottawa, Ontario)
. Multi Réservoirs 2000 (St-Hubert, Québec)
. Radiateurs Roy (Ste-Foy, Québec)
. Sanka Manufacturing (Canterville, Nova Scotia) . CAREM (Debert, Nova Scotia)
1999 Acquisition of two key U.S. distributors to increase radiator market share in the United States

. Northeast Radiator (Boston)
. AARS (Chicago)

PWB is acquired (Warwick, England)
. Consolidates the position of world leader in the manufacture of steel replacement fuel tanks A new, 170,000 ft2 radiator factory is constructed in Laval, Quebec
2000 Two Canadian air conditioning parts manufacturers are acquired
. AC Canada (Milton, Ontario)
. K&L Condensers ( Brampton, Ontario)
. Titan Automotive Industries NA Inc. (Kingsville, Ontario)
2001 Initial launch of our complete industrial truck radiators for class 6-7-8 applications 1700
2002 The first OEM contracts are obtained and Line 1 of the OEM fuel tanks starts up at the Boucherville factory

Pontiac GTO fuel tanks with Holden in Australia
ATV radiators for Bombardier Recreational Products
2004 Main warehouse in Boucherville is expanded, raising the total surface area of the head office to 475,000 ft2 1500
2006 SO/TS16949 certification for the quality system of the fuel tank factory in Boucherville
Our 47 regional distribution warehouses in the United States are sold in order to align our growth strategy with the leading American automobile parts distributors
2007 The following group of shareholders privatize the company:

Management (Jacques Mombleau, Denis Poirier, Kerry Best)
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Desjardins Capital
Gestion Camada (Poulin family)
2009 Spectra Premium becomes the North American leader in the sale of replacement radiators 1200
2010 The 2nd OEM line starts up with the fuel tank for the Chevrolet Volt, the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) 1200
2012 Company founder Denis Charest is inducted into the AIA-Québec Circle of pioneers.

Expansion of our California warehouse to 85,000 ft2

Launch of a full line fuel pump program, release of QR codes on all product labels
2013 Opening of a new 250,000 ft2 distribution centre in Greenfield, IN

Launch of O2 Sensors, Vendor of the Year Award from AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts

Vendor of the Year for application data.
2014 Announcement of Lifetime Warranty on Fuel Pump Assemblies, Electrical and Mechanical Fuel pumps and Fuel Strainers

Acquisition of Richporter Technologies, which extends Spectra Premium product line coverage into engine management parts


Key Markets Contacts

Jason Best Senior Vice President, Aftermarket
Mark Church Vice President, Sales and Marketing – OEM Division
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