Festive Season Celebrations at Zeton Circa 1986
Design/Drafting at Zeton Circa 1986

company history

Throughout our history, Zeton has continually achieved new milestones. We credit our success to dedication in meeting or exceeding customer requirements and expectations, an extraordinarily high staff retention rate, industry-leading expertise and the loyalty of our valued customers worldwide.

1986 Founded in Burlington, Ontario with seven employees - David Beckman, Chris Brown, Paul Gailey, John Grieve, Sean Murray, Brendan McDonald and Nam Nguyen.
1993 Through continued expansion of our customer base, Zeton's staff grew to approximately 25 people.
1996  Zeton International, the Canadian parent company, acquired Zeton B.V.* in Hengelo, The Netherlands, and became widely recognized as the world's leading designer and builder of innovative pilot and demonstration scale plants.
1997    Zeton Inc. is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies, for three consecutive years running.
1998 Zeton B.V. purchased land and built a new Dutch operating facility in Enschede, The Netherlands, its previous home.
2001  Construction began on a new operating facility for Zeton Inc. at the head office location in Burlington, Ontario. This new, integrated, design-build facility officially came online in late Spring 2002.
2008 Expanded the Burlington facility to double the available high bay manufacturing space at the Canadian head office.
2009 Having outgrown its previous home, Zeton B.V. began construction on a larger, state-of-the-art integrated design-build facility in Enschede. This facility came online in January 2010.
2011 Zeton marks its 25th anniversary, thanking its employees, customers and suppliers for their contributions to the company’s growth and success.
2012 Zeton B.V. completes a facility expansion in Enschede on a fast-track schedule, increasing construction, machining and storage capabilities by 40 per cent. Zeton Inc. wins a prestigious international design award from Bentley Systems for Innovation in Process Manufacturing.
2016 Zeton marks its 30th anniversary year in Canada and The Netherlands, and begins construction on a large overflow manufacturing facility for Zeton Inc. in Oakville, Ontario, 4 km from the Burlington head office. This new, integrated design-build facility came online in early 2017.

* Zeton B.V. was also originally founded in 1986, under different ownership.