A family business founded in 1989, STAS is more than a company. Its history and the legacy of its founders means that every employee is inclined to focus his work on the successes of our predecessors.
Located in Saguenay Lac-St Jean, an aluminum-producing region for nearly 100 years, the beginnings of STAS are closely linked to the proximity of a large aluminum smelter (ALCAN, now Rio Tinto) and a research center. promoting the presence of hundreds of engineers and scientists. At the beginning of the 1990s, the first commercial successes were achieved, including the first sales of aluminium compact degassers, inert gas dross coolers, and crucible cleaners – innovative high value-added equipment whose sales are today counted by several hundred.
The Alcan Compact Degasser program, initiated in 1994 through a partnership between the Alcan Research and Development Center, which is at the origin of several technologies, and STAS, the manufacturer responsible for the marketing and development of equipment, has created and maintained in the region dozens of high-tech jobs and allowed the company to close sales in aluminum smelters and casting centers around the world.
Over the years, the success of STAS has been made possible by the completion of major projects, most of which are in the Middle East, and which include several products at once. These major projects have allowed STAS to make an international name in the industry, and to expand its pool of customers who today can act as a reference for future projects.
In the 2000s, the company embarked on a major shift in research and development by devoting a lot of effort and dollars to develop its own equipment, notably by expanding its technological base to the carbon, electrolysis and, more recently, to intelligent inspection and vision systems. The company now has a catalog of about 30 different products, all customized according to customer needs. In addition, we deliver thousands of unique, ‘one of’ projects worldwide.
In 2012, STAS sells its 200th ACD – Compact Degasser, a flagship product that has become the benchmark in the metal casting / processing sector.
In 2017, the company officially incorporates and becomes STAS Inc. Several dozens of employees join the company, to support our global growth, including the project Alba Line 6 where STAS obtains several important contracts.
In 2018, the company acquired the intellectual property of ingot casting and sow casting machine from the Australian company o.d.t engineering, expanding its expertise in the metal solidification sector.
In 2019 follows a second acquisition: that of SERMAS Industrie, a world-renowned French equipment manufacturer specializing in sawing equipment of large dimensions, milling machines for the manufacture of aluminum plates and anode preparation equipment, among others.
Through this acquisition and the implementation of wide-ranging synergies, with a vast network of global partners, STAS wishes to realize its vision of becoming a major player in the aluminum industry by offering turnkey, reliable and robust solutions. its customers, with the expertise and experience necessary to meet the highest standards of quality and productivity in the world.