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More Than 80 Years of History

1930

Incorporated in September 1930, the Company was founded by the Petit brothers under the name of Dominion Sprinkler Ltd. Located in Montreal (Quebec), the Company soon opened an office in Quebec City (Quebec) and quickly became one of the most respected organizations in Eastern Canada.

1965

The Petit brothers were looking to retirement, hoping to reap the fruits of their labors of the past 35 years. After negotiating an agreement with The Viking Corporation, an American Company based in Hastings, Michigan, the next generation took over under the name of Dominion Viking Sprinkler Co. Ltd. Mr. Joseph Owen Petit, one of the Petit Brothers' son, became the Company's President.

1969

On December 31st 1969, Dominion Viking Sprinkler Co. Ltd. merged with Viking Automatic Sprinkler Ltd. of Toronto (Ontario), owned by its American partner. Viking Fire Protection Limited – Protection incendie Viking limitée was born.

1970

The Company moved to Ville Saint-Laurent (Quebec) where a new production shop was built and new branches were established in Moncton (New Brunswick) and in Ottawa (Ontario).

1981

Viking Fire Protection Limited acquired the assets of United Sprinkler in St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador).

1982

The Company expanded its market again by acquiring the assets of Eastward Industries, a fire protection firm that already had offices in St.John (New Brunswick) and Dartmouth (Nova Scotia).

1984

After he became President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Petit appointed Mr. Jacques Paquette as President.

1987

The Company's American partner decided to divest itself of its construction operations in North America to focus on manufacturing and distribution of fire protection products. Viking Fire Protection Ltd. bought the shares held by this partner with the support of its management personnel. On November 4, 1987, the Company became wholly owned by Canadian investors.

1988

The Company purchased the shares of a fire prevention contractor, "Guilco", and began operations in Jonquière (Quebec).

1991

On May 31, 1991, the Company reorganized its capital stock and activities. Viking Fire Protection Inc. was created at the same time and the construction-related assets were transferred to this new Company.

1993

On March 31, 1993, Polygon Fire Protection Inc. was created. It strictly deals with exports and markets the Company's fire protection systems worldwide.

1994

In February 1994, during the annual shareholders meeting, Mr. René Bélanger was appointed as president and Mr. Jacques Paquette, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Petit is still on the Board.

1995

Thanks to the combined efforts of the employees and the directors, the Montreal office of Viking Fire Protection Inc. obtained its ISO 9001 certification, an international recognized quality assurance standard.

1996

Following the death of Mr. Jacques Paquette, Mr. Bélanger assumes the role of both Chairman of the Board and President of the Company.

1998

Viking Fire Protection Inc. opened an office in Sherbrooke (Quebec) and acquired the assets of Viking Fire Suppression Ltd., a Vancouver (British Columbia) Company that also had an office in Calgary (Alberta).

1999

Viking Fire Protection Inc. acquired the assets of Senpar Fire Services Ltd., an Edmonton (Alberta) company. Viking Fire Protection Inc. is now well positioned throughout Western Canada.

2001

Viking Fire Protection Inc. acquires the distribution of fire alarm products Notifier® by Honeywell and thus becomes an authorized agent to distribute this line in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

2002

On June 24, 2002, Viking Fire Protection Inc. opens a new office in Regina (Saskatchewan).

2003

In the fall of 2003, Viking Fire Protection Inc. becomes an authorized agent to distribute fire alarm products Notifier® by Honeywell throughout British Columbia territory.

2004

On October 1, 2004, Viking Fire Protection Inc. acquires Protection Incendie Pyro Spec Inc., a business partner since January 2002.

2005

The Inspections & Services division was created at the Montreal office. Our new division offers inspection and service to our customers for their special risk sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and other equipments such as fire extinguishers and emergency lighting.

2007

Mr. René Bélanger, Chairman of the Board of Directors, is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Jean-Pierre Asselin as President.

2008

Viking Fire Protection Inc. opens a new office in Winnipeg (Manitoba) in January 2008.

2011

In the fall of 2011, Viking Fire Protection Inc. becomes an authorized agent to distribute fire alarm products Notifier® by Honeywell in Ottawa (Ontario).

2013

With the valuable participation of their employees, Viking Fire Protection is ranked among the Best Employers in Canada and Quebec.

2016

In February 2016, Viking Fire Protection Inc. becomes an authorized agent to distribute fire alarm products Notifier® by Honeywell in Toronto (Ontario).

Today, Viking is proud to claim its presence from coast to coast with 14 offices throughout Canada.