IPL’s growth strategy is to bring to market new, value-added products. The engine that drives this innovation is the sharing of knowledge across the company’s five market sectors. IPL Inc. is a leading North American producer of injection molded plastic products. The Company grows by bringing to market innovative, value-added products. The engine that drives this innovation is the sharing of knowledge and technologies across the Company’s three market sectors. ounded in 1939, it employs about 900 people and manufactures and markets over 400 products. Its three plants are located in Saint-Damien, Quebec, in Edmundston, New Brunswick and in Lee`s Summit, Missouri.

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140 Commerciale Street , Saint-Damien , Quebec G0R 2Y0 Canada

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Waste Management
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1939
Employees:
Over 1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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We are a leading North American manufacturer of injection-molded plastic products.

IPL is known for its impressive production capacity drawing on the latest molding and printing technologies. Our deeply ingrained culture of innovation goes back to our founding in 1939 and is what makes IPL your preferred partner in developing customized solutions.

Our value-added products and technologies are among the most innovative in North America and contribute to the success of even our most demanding clients.

A division of One 51

Since 2015, IPL has been part of the Irish company One51. With the same culture of innovation and commitment, One51 helps IPL strengthen its position as an influential player in the molded plastics industry worldwide.

Over 75 years of innovation and leadership
Founded in 1939 by Mr. J. Émile Metivier IPL first started as a small manufacturer of household items such as brooms, brushes and toothbrushes. Innovation has always been around the corner and by 1971, the company had marketed the first monoblock chair in Canada, the first beverage plastic crates and was the first to manufacture plastic snowmobile coverings. In 1984, IPL became the first Canadian company to receive Q1-preferred quality certification and moved on to be the first Canadian company to acquire a 3300 ton injection press, in 1990. Always looking forward, IPL implemented the International Quality system ISO 9001 in 1993 and became the first North American injection molding company to do so in its industry. The same year, IPL launched the first tamper evident break-tab on small containers and by 1996, IPL was mastering In-mold labelling technology. IPL’s St-Damien plant is certified ISO 14001 since 2003 and HACCP in 2013. Today, all products manufactured by IPL meet the HACCP program to ensure a high quality standard, particularly for the food industry.

Over the past 20 years, IPL has grounded its roots in four market segments in which the company is proud to be at the cutting edge of technology. In 2011, IPL acquired Plastic Enterprises Co. in Missouri, USA. In 2015, One51 plc, a leading environmental-services and plastics operator, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in IPL. This acquisition has significantly increased One51’s international reach while providing IPL with a strategic partner that will accelerate its growth in North America. In 2016, IPL pursue its growth and acquire Encore Industries Inc., a plastic container manufacturer and distributor with customers throughout the US and Canada. IPL then becomes the third largest player in this sector in North America.

The objective of IPL’s quality assurance policy is to control the main factors impacting the quality of its products and customer service. The Company’s initiatives include:

  • Continuing education of its employees,
  • The adoption of preventative measures to minimize the risks of defects and manufacturing rejects, and
  • Regular systematic analysis of customer needs

Saint-Damien (injection)

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 14001:2004
  • ISO/TS16949:2002
  • IMS

Edmundston (injection)

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 14001: 2004
  • HACCP
  • IMS

According to their areas of activity our manufacturing facilities have the following certifications:

Quality

ISO 9001 - Through this accreditation we have benefited from performance improvement leading to a better brand positioning and customer satisfaction.

Food Safety

SQF - (safe quality food) certification: Through this accreditation we have implemented a systematic process for control of food quality hazards as well as food safety at every development and manufacturing steps. 

HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point: Through this accreditation food safety is addressed by the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards. 

IMS - Interstate Milk Shippers : Through this accreditation we ensure all actions for equipment cleanliness, plant construction and design, potential raw material cross-contamination and employee Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) are in place.

Environment

ISO 14001 - Through this accreditation we set out the criteria for our environmental management system and promote sustainable development. We go further than mere regulatory compliance, we want to mobilize our employees around environmental values that are increasingly important as well as being a source of innovation in the plastic industry.

Environmental Policy - Environmental preservation and protection are fundamental values for IPL, a leading North American manufacturer of injection-molded plastic products for various sectors of the manufacturing industry. 
In keeping with our mission, fundamental values, and other corporate policies, IPL undertakes to take the following measures to minimize the environmental impact of its operations, manufacturing processes, products, and services:

  • Prevent pollution (water, air, soil, etc.).
  • Comply with legal regulations (municipal, provincial, and federal) and other requirements.
  • Maximize implementation of recovery systems, and recycle, rather than dispose of, material and manufactured products, both internally and externally.
  • Raise awareness and train IPL staff and partners about environmental protection by holding them accountable.
  • Continue to improve our environmental performance by reviewing our objectives and targets and assessing our performance on an annual basis.
Security

C-TPAT - Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: Through this program, Customs and Border Protection works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security. The main benefits of the program are shorter wait times at the border and eligibility for other U.S. and Government pilot programs such as the Food and Drug Administration’s Secure Supply Chain program.