Magnus Chemicals Ltd. was founded by Paul-Emile Pichet in 1946. Since its establishment, three generations of Pichet sons have run the company. Today, Denis Pichet is head of Magnus.
At the beginning, Magnus was one of 19 companies operating under the same name and licenced to Magnus Group, a company based in the United States.
Its mission was, first and foremost, to develop both chemical treatment solutions for steam boilers and industrial cleaning processes.
In 1965, Paul-Emile Pichet saw an opportunity to provide custom-made water treatment equipment and, as a result, created Magnor Inc., a subsidiary company specializing in the improvement of wastewater treatment processes and potable water quality applications.
In 1975, Jacques Pichet, one of Paul-Emile’s five sons, took over operations at Magnus. He brought about changes that have helped shape Magnus into the prosperous company that it is today.
In 2000, Magnus relocated to what are now its current headquarters on Ampère Street in Boucherville. The company’s brand-new, ultramodern facility has analytical and R&D laboratories that are equipped with cutting-edge technology to meet the growing needs of its customers.
In 2006, current President and CEO Denis Pichet took over the company and has continued to consolidate the Magnus brand ever since.
Magnus has been able, thanks to its qualified staff and vision of innovative business, to develop and apply its chemical expertise and know-how to new markets including water treatment for HVAC systems, industrial cleaners, and specialty lubricants for machining metals.