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About Us

Providing solutions for over 30 years
Drillmex specializes in the sale of industrial cutting tools for machining materials and associated products. Established in 1982, we have developed a vast expertise in sectors as varied as: aerospace, medical, petrochemical, automotive, energy, research and education. With over 30 years of experience, we have become one of the foremost specialized industrial distributors in Quebec.

A wide variety of quality products

With a catalogue of more than 500,000 products, we offer a vast range of specialized tools to meet all of your needs.
The principal products we offer are :
  • Cutting tools for materials (HSS, carbide, CBN and diamond, etc.).
  • Machine tool accessories (tool-holders, chucks, collars, etc.).
  • Cutting fluids (and accesories…).
  • Inventory management equipment (distributor machine).
  • Metrology instruments (precision tools).
We also offer the following services :
  • Laser marking tools.
  • Consultations to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Inventory management.
Highly-qualified and constantly upgrading their skills, our employees will advise you on the best tools to meet your needs so they can help you bring your projects to an efficient and profitable conclusion.
Our story
From modest beginnings, Drillmex has become one of the leading distributors of industrial cutting tools in Quebec.

In 1982, Ghislain Veuilleux was working as a representative for a tool company when the company closed its doors. He decided to start his own company, Drillmex Ltd, which he ran out of the basement of his home in McMasterville, Quebec. In 1984, he hired his first employee, Paul Ostiguy, who had just obtained his machinist certificate.
The company grew quickly and, in 1986, Mr. Veuilleux took on additional staff and moved the company out of his home to another building in McMasterville. In 1990, Mr. Veuilleux decided to move the company to a larger building in Ste-Julie. The NiagaraAmec and Horn product lines were added to the company’s product catalogue, which already offered the Sumitomo line.
In 2005, Mr. Veuilleux decided to retire and sell the company to Paul Ostiguy and his brother Christian, who had worked for Amec.

Taking the big leap

February 1, 2005, the Ostiguy brothers became the new owners of Drillmex. The company continued to grow over the years, notably by adding the Seco product line to its offering. In November 2008, Drillmex moved once again, this time to a spacious 10,000 sq-ft building on in Ste-Julie.

June 1, 2013, Drillmex acquired Outiltech Orléans, an important distributor in the Quebec City area for over 21 years. While the company continues to operate independently, its purchase has allowed Drillmex to increase its market coverage throughout the province of Quebec.

 
Our market
Thanks to our reputation as a leader in the distribution of machine tools, Drillmex is a sought-after partner that can meet its customers’ needs in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • General and precision tooling
  • Wind and energy
  • Petrochemical
  • Automotive industry
  • Medical
  • Telecommunication
  • Steel structure
  • Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Industrial automation
  • Mold industry
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Military
Drillmex can offer products and services adapted to the specific needs of each sector. 1

Our mission
More than just a distributor... a business partner

All of our business goals center on optimizing the business relationship with our partners: both our loyal clients and suppliers. Our strategies to meet these goals include ongoing training for our employees, offering quality tool lines and continuously improving our customer service by adapting to our client’s specific needs.

More than just a client... above all a partner

Our clients are at the heart of our business, so it’s important for Drillmex to develop and adjust tooling solutions suited to their needs. Our aim is to help our customers constantly improve their productivity.

Besides these business objectives, one of our company’s primary goals is to help our customers improve the performance and efficiency of their operations. This business philosophy is intended to create a synergy between us which contributes to the success of all parties.

We want nothing less than to provide exceptional customer service.