Caframo Limited

Caframo Limited

Caframo Limited

Caframo is a privately owned Canadian manufacturing company founded in 1955. We pride ourselves in being an industry leader in laboratory overhead stirrers, specialty fans, heaters, thermoelectric fans, and thermoelectric lighting. Caframo is more than just a quality manufacturer; Caframo is a great place to work. Our unique combination of products, and our name, originally evolved from the development of Canadian Fractional Motors and the products that use them. A fractional motor is a motor that outputs less than 1 horse power. Today, our product line is organized into two divisions – Caframo Lifestyle Solutions (consumer products) and Caframo Laboratory Solutions (laboratory stirrers and accessories). Caframo Lifestyle Solutions include the Ecofan, JOI Lamp, specialty marine fans and heaters. Caframo Laboratory Solutions produces overhead stirrers and a wide range of accessories. Developing intuitive, user friendly products that are in customers hands world wide.

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501273 Grey Road 1 , Georgian Bluffs , Ontario N0H 2T0 Canada

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1955

Caframo is a privately owned Canadian manufacturing company founded in 1955. There are two divisions, 'consumer' that provides products that improve one's personal environment and 'laboratory' that provides products that enhance the quality and productivity of scientific endeavour. 

Battery and electric fans, portable electric heaters and unique hearth fans and accessories are the products that make up the consumer products division. The fan, heater and hearth lines are channelled to marine supply stores, upscale retail and hardware stores. We pride ourselves in being an industry leader in specialty fan products. 

The laboratory division sells overhead laboratory stirrers, mixing impellers and accessories. They are used for a wide variety of applications that include inks, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and pilot plant applications. Caframo stirrers are known for their rugged construction and dependability. 

In both divisions of the company processes include: market research, customer feedback, product design, parts manufacturing, assembly, packaging, quality testing and functional testing. Parts are sourced internationally as well as locally. Caframo products are built and approved to appropriate standards such as CE, UL and CSA. Markets include the USA, Canada, and International. 

Caframo is committed to high product quality and excellent customer service.

Nine years after the Second World War, a company in Germany wanted to expand outside the country, into North America.

The Wiarton Town Council had sent invitation letters to Chambers of Commerce in Germany, and Hans Heidolph Sr. decided to include Wiarton in his expedition to find a North American location.

In 1954, he decided on Wiarton, and then set out to find a location for a factory. Unable to find the “sturdy foundations” he was looking for in the light industry buildings in town, he was directed to the old “Colonial Portland Cement” factory on the waterfront nearby. The factory had been closed for years, but was of solid concrete construction.

The Heidolph family purchased the property and refurbished the buildings. For the largest building they took detailed measurements and had new roof trusses fabricated in Germany and shipped over. This is the building that can be seen from the water.

The intent was to continue the Heidolph motor-winding business in this new location, so they named the company “Canadian Fractional Motors”. A fractional motor is a small motor with only a fraction of a horsepower, for example a 1/10 horsepower. Motors of this size are typically used in household appliances and laboratory stirrers.

In 1955 the new business was started, manufacturing and distributing heaters, fans, and laboratory stirrers.

The founders were Hans Heidolph Senior, his son Hans Heidolph Jr, and his son-in-law Doctor Rudolph Zinsser. In 1964, Hans Heidolph Jr. was appointed President.

In 1994, Tony Solecki joined the company as General Manager, and in 1996 purchased the company.

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Do you believe that a workplace should always exhibit ethical behaviour, exude professionalism, encourage strong personal relationships, produce quality products, ensure sustainability for all stakeholders and be a fun place to work? That is what we believe at Caframo and we work hard to live up to these values each and every day.

Being part of a small Canadian company opens a world of opportunity. At Caframo you are part of a team working toward a common set of goals and you have a voice that can make an impact, no matter what position you hold. You have the opportunity to follow the best practices of your profession or trade and enhance your skills through lifelong learning.

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Caframo is always looking to add people to our team who are passionate about what they do; strive to meet their full potential; and want to make a difference. In return we offer:

  • Innovative Projects
  • Group Benefits
  • Employee Pricing
  • Camaraderie
  • Continuing Education
  • Amazing View of Colpoy’s Bay

Company processes include: market research, customer feedback, product design, parts manufacturing, assembly, packaging, quality testing and functional testing. Caframo products are built and approved to appropriate standards such as CE, US, CSA, RoHS and WEEE.

We are a company with vision. Our research and development endeavours never end.

Mission Statement
We make the best parts of your life better.
We combine deep customer insight with leading edge technology to

  • provide world class stirring solutions
  • provide personal comfort and equipment protection for specialty markets

We research, design, develop, and manufacture in Canada for the world.