The Brand and its History

History
2017

Artopex qualifies for "Canada’s Best Managed Companies" business awards program – for the 10th consecutive year.

2016

The Quebec City showroom wins the Commercial category at the Grands Prix du design.
The Montreal showroom received the “Best European and American Design Award” from the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite, a Grands Prix du design partner.
Artopex requalifies as a Platinum Club member "Canada's Best Managed Companies".

2015

Opening of a corporate showroom in Quebec City.
Artopex requalifies as a Platinum Club member "Canada's Best Managed Companies".
The new Artopex showroom in Old Montreal is awarded a Grand Prix du Design.
Artopex releases its 2011-2014 Sustainability Report.

2014

Artopex is the first office furniture manufacturer named to the Platinum Club of "Canada's Best Managed Companies".
Opening of a corporate showroom in Old Montreal.

2013

Acquisition of a new plant in Sherbrooke for the consolidation of seating product production.
Founding of Euro-Pro inc - architectural walls plant.
Daniel Pelletier is awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II.
Daniel Pelletier is honored as “Outstanding Entrepreneur” at the annual Success in Entrepreneurship Awards.
Artopex requalifies as a Gold Standard winner "Canada's Best Managed Companies".

2012

Artopex qualifies as a Gold Standard winner "Canada's Best Managed Companies". Bronze Award, Furniture category for the Essentia Collection - IIDEX Canada

2011

Artopex announces its association as title sponsor of a new indoor sports complex.
Daniel Pelletier is named “Business Person of the Year” at the Haute Yamaska Chamber of Commerce Awards.
Artopex qualifies as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” for the fourth consecutive year.

2010

Artopex qualifies as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” for the third consecutive year.

2009

Artopex is honored with three large business category awards at the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce Mercuriades Awards Gala: Business of the Year, Productivity Improvement and Market Development.
Artopex receives a Design Distinction from the Quebec Department of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade.
ISO 9001:2008 certification (according to the new standards).
Artopex requalifies as one of "Canada’s Best Managed Companies”.

2008

Named one of "Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies" for 2007.
Opening of a new corporate showroom in Calgary.
Acqusition of an industrial building in Granby – the new home of the Pro-Systemes APx plant and Design/R&D studios.

2007

Artopex receives the Certificate of Excellence “Integration of Best Business Practices to the Company’s Management approach” given at Gala les Mérites STIQ.
C-TPAT certification in three plants.

2006

Acquisition of Standard Desk to add wood veneer to the product line.

2005

Acquisition of Standard Desk to add wood veneer to the product line.

2004

Artopex inaugurates the new Laval corporate showroom and reveals its new corporate image.
The Time furniture collection receives the Bronze Award, “Furniture” category, at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada.

2003

Acquisition of TEC innovation to add leather and new chair models to Artopex’s product line.
The Elasto chair receives the “Best of Canada” Award, “Products” category, awarded at Canadian Interior Magazines’ Annual Design Competition.
Artopex is the “New Investment Project - Large Business” category winner at the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce Mercuriades Gala.

2002

Artopex Elasto Chair receives the Certificate of Excellence, “Office Furniture” category at the Montreal Interior Design Show and the Institute of Design Montreal Award “Office Furnishing Product” category.

2000

Opening of the Toronto corporate showroom.
Founding of Pro-Systèmes APX, an acoustic panel plant.

1997

Acquisition of the “Imagine” systems furniture collection.

1994

Excellence in Business Award – First prize “Entrepreneurship” category, Canada award for Excellence in Business.
Opening of the Laval corporate showroom.
National Assembly Medal.

1993

Acquisition of Artopex inc. The company’s name changes to Artopex Plus and enters the American market with its full range of office furniture, through an established distribution network.

1992

ISO 9002 certification for production quality assurance.

1991

Acquisition of “Saro Metal” to add metal filing cabinets to the company’s office furniture line.

1987

Acquisition of “Le Chaisier”, to add chairs to Artopex’s office furniture line.

1986

Acquisition of a new plant in Granby to relocate production and the company’s head office.

1980

Daniel Pelletier and his brothers, Maurice and André, launch Pro-Meubles, a laminate office furniture manufacturer.

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