Company History and Profile | CMP Group Ltd.

Company History and Profile

Originally owned by Cominco Ltd (Teck Resources) and NL Industries, this Vancouver based operation first began foundry operations that serviced the plumbing and forestry industries during the early 1900’s.

The company’s non-ferrous capabilities allowed it to expand its product offering to include the manufacture of gravity cast zinc and aluminum anodes for the commercial marine industry. The innovative development of new alloys and casting techniques enabled the company to gain an international reputation of superior quality for its “Martyr” brand of sacrificial marine anodes.

Building on the success achieved in the commercial marine market the company was able to offer the utility of their performance enhanced alloys to the world’s leading boat and marine engine builders. Here the company was able to use the process of pressure die casting to produce the more intricate castings that were needed to protect the underwater components of the rapidly expanding pleasure craft industry.

During 1987 the then majority owners purchased the Canada Metal Company from Cominco Ltd (Tech Resources) and continued to pursue opportunities in the traditional lines of marine, plumbing and forestry sectors. In 1991 the company acquired a 50% interest in Pacific Die Casting, a custom pressure die cast company. In 1993, the remaining 50% of this business was purchased.

The purchase of Pacific Die Casting provided the company with the necessary resources to improve the manufacturing efficiencies for its marine customers to such an extent that today it stands as the world’s largest producer of die cast marine anodes. The acquisition also provided the company with a very loyal base of “custom die cast” (zinc and aluminum alloys) customers who added a new and exciting market focus for the management team.

In 1993 the Vancouver operation was incorporated as a single legal entity under Canada Metal (Pacific) Limited. Under this name our company continued to enhance its capabilities where:

In 1999 we purchased Comprehensive Manufacturing Technologies a specialty engineering company that produces the Octopus brand of marine autopilot drive systems.

In 2004 we established Ningbo Jia Da Specialty Metals Ltd. our wholly owned “state of the art” manufacturing facility located in Ningbo, China.

In 2010 we created a new marine products division called Titan Marine Products to leverage our synergies in the production of high quality marine chain, shackles, rope, as well as a multitude of marine tools and accessories.

In 2011 we purchased Seaguard Italanodi S.r.l. a European based Corrosion Engineering and Manufacturing Company located in Casella, Italy. We also acquired the manufacturing license to produce and sell the Rocna and Vulcan line of anchors.

In 2014 we established CMP Global Limited; a stand-alone logistics and manufacturing facility located in Norfolk, USA.

In 2016 we acquired a controlling interest in Dock Edge Plus a company located in Toronto that produce and distribute a variety of marine and industrial products.  We also established Seaguard International LLC a stand-alone corrosion engineering company that services the needs of the rapidly expanding American industrial sector

Today "CMP is made up of many individual Brands, each serving customers in different ways - but all with a focus to provide consumers with innovative and value - added solutions".