Capitol Industries is a major Canadian provider of cam locksOctober 2, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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For Canada’s top selection of standard cam locks and specialty locks, the name to trust is Capitol Industries Inc. For more than 60 years, this company has designed, manufactured, and assembled high-quality cam-lock products and more for customers in many industries – with the shortest lead times in the market and competitive pricing.
Capitol continues a tradition begun by founder Aaron Fish, who launched his first business at the tender age of 17.
From humble beginnings to success
Fish started out by selling keys and security hardware, equipped with nothing but a bicycle to make his rounds. Even as a teenager, Fish was a natural entrepreneur and innovator – inventing the push-button lock, which is still very popular today. To stay in business, he bought a die-casting factory called Capitol Industries. Fish went on to develop Unican Security Systems, later Ilco Unican, a globally successful security corporation.
In 2000, Swiss security giant Kaba bought Ilco Unican from Fish. But he could not stay out of the industry for long. Only seven years later, Fish bought Capitol back from Kaba, in order to preserve its expertise and the jobs of longtime employees, as well as its status as a family-owned company. Over the past dozen years, Capitol has returned to its roots as a developer of security solutions, continuing to develop new and better product lines.
Today, Capitol is the only Canadian company that designs and manufactures its own standard cam locks and specialty locks, while other businesses merely source components offshore and assemble them. All of this is done under one roof in Montreal, by a company that has earned ISO 9001-2015 certification. Capitol products are fully North American-made quality goods that are exempt from tariffs and duties.
Capitol’s current portfolio includes a wide range of innovative locking systems – especially standard cam locks – that offer the same value as the company’s die-casting services. Other options include drawer, sliding-door, mailbox, and letter-box locks, shields, and protectors. All of these are offered with strict quality control, exemplary customer service, and short lead times.
To learn more, contact Capitol.