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An industry leader for more than 70 years

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Our Origins

Originally established as Cametoid Limited, a subsidiary of Dowty Aerospace Group of Companies in Ajax, Ontario, the business began as a provider of aluminium anodizing for the landing gear of DeHavilland’s STOL aircraft as well as GE vacuum cleaner tubes. 


The business became independent in 1950 and subsequently was recognized as a Special Process Facility (SPF) by the Canadian Department of National Defence, providing coatings on components for the Avro Arrow and its Iroquois engine, gold plating for the fixed antennae of Canada’s first satellite, the Alouette, and coatings on the first Canadarm. 

In 1981, it moved to its purpose-built facility in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, where it still operates today.

AeroTek’s modern era began in 2006, when senior executives from the Canadian aerospace took over the business. Since then, the company has grown fivefold – and it continues to grow today as an established, proudly Canadian leader in aerospace metal coatings and processes.

Today, AeroTek is a Bombardier 4-Star Preferred Supplier as well as a preferred supplier Sikorsky Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, Standard Aero, Heroux-Devtek, Boeing, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and many more. We pride ourselves in our commitment to working closely with customers and major OEMs to ensure our products and services meet our customers’ needs.

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Innovation and Customer Service You Can Count On

AeroTek is the go-to aerospace metal coatings company, providing the fastest turnaround times while maintaining top-quality products and services. We are continually innovating and collaborating with our business partners so our services – and our customers – stay ahead of the technology curve. Our customer service professionals are flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, ensuring we deliver both quality and value to aerospace OEMs and sub-tiers.

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Comprehensive metal coatings and finishing, all under one roof

  • Electroplating

  • Anodizing

  • Chemical conversions

  • Paint and topcoats

  • Ion Vapour Deposition of Aluminum (IVD-Al)

  • Environmentally friendly coatings and solutions

  • Testing and laboratory services

  • Heat treatment and hydrogen de-embrittlement

  • Non-destructive testing (NDT and LPI)

  • Maintenance repair and overhaul

  • Sub-assembly

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