AFI Hydro Inc.

AFI Hydro has grown to become the leading one-stop solution for the design, manufacture and installation of custom water control gates and ancillary equipment for Canada`s hydroelectric power generation industry.

Company details

6 Adams Street , Paris , Ontario N3L 3X4 Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Energy - Hydro Power
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:


We were founded in 1992 under the Allied Fabricators name. We commenced operations as a custom fabrication company, manufacturing equipment from customer drawings and specifications. Over the years, our primary focus has become designing, fabricating, and installing water control systems for hydroelectric power generation. This accounts for more than 98% of our annual sales.

Our focus is to provide turnkey projects from conception through commissioning for water control systems. We specialize in custom-designed intake gates, radial gates, sluice gates, tailrace gates, embedded parts, hoisting equipment and towers, cranes, and trash racks. We have the experience, knowledge, and physical capabilities to design, build, and install virtually any such product necessary to meet our customers’ requirements.

We strongly believe that customer satisfaction is the key to success. We uphold this belief through pride in our workmanship and strong alliances with vendors sharing this same philosophy. Our relentless attention to our customers' expectations for quality, safety, and on-time delivery has made us their supplier of choice.

With our team of engineering professionals, state-of-the-art facility, in-house installation expertise, and 20-year industry experience, we have completed hundreds of successful projects across Canada. Our clients range from private power generation firms to provincial utilities, including Ontario Power Generation, the owner of the most generating stations in Canada.

We have just been featured in the Brantford Expositor. Please click here to read about our recent successes and here for a video featuring our CEO, Mark Barrington, and our manufacturing facility.


Our Paris facility boasts substantial capabilities in both equipment and skilled trades, which can accommodate virtually all project requirements. Equipment has shipped from our Paris facility that has been up to 95 feet in length, 18 feet in width, and weights in excess of 80 tons.

Located in South Central Ontario, AFI Hydro is in close proximity to many major Canadian and American distribution and manufacturing centers. From this location, we have produced equipment which has been shipped to destinations around the globe, including such places as the Philippines, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, and USA.

During 2011, because of a significant capital investment program, our fabrication facility was increased by 52,000 sq. ft.

Now, the facility’s specifications include the following:

  • 82,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Overhead cranes with 50 ton capacity and 29 foot clearance under crane hooks
  • 3,060 sq. ft. blast cleaning and painting room, expandable for customers’ needs
  • Five acres of yard storage
  • Nine shipping doors, 20 feet high and up to 26 feet wide
  • Shearing capacity at 1/2' plate by 10'6'
  • Two boring mills:
    • 28 feet horizontal by 8 feet vertical travel
    • 45 feet horizontal by 11 feet vertical travel