The Remcor Group
Remcor’s focus on material procurement, machinery integrity and human inspiration ensures top quality products. By Alan Dorich
After more than 35 years, The Remcor Group (dba Platinum Tank Group) has prospered by developing and maintaining strong relationships with its customers, suppliers and employees. “We’ve had long-lasting relationships and tremendous loyalty throughout the years at all levels,” Roberts states. “They enjoy working with us, and we enjoy working with them.”
Based in Chambly, Quebec, Platinum Tank Group is the marketing and sales umbrella for Remcor’s tank trailer manufacturing facilities. Roberts’ father – Peter Roberts – founded the company in 1979 with the creation of Remtec Inc., which specializes in aluminum petroleum, aluminum asphalt and aluminum crude trailers for clients in Eastern and Western Canada.
Tony Roberts, who joined the company in the mid-1980s, became involved in many of the acquisitions that helped Remcor grow its industry footprint. Most of the acquisitions, he notes, were industry recognized players would encountered financial troubles and were in need of a restart. “I became the negotiator of the acquisitions with my father and then I would be a member of the executive team that would restart the operations,” he recalls. These acquisitions included the purchase of Columbia Remtec in 1994, a manufacturer of aluminum petroleum tank trailers, aluminum crude tank trailers and specialty trailers for the Western Canadian market.