Drummondville (Quebec), 2012
SOPREMA acquires all of CONVOY, a North American distributor of building and roofing materials.
Drummondville (Quebec), 2011
At its North American headquarters, SOPREMA unveils the Mammouth SPIRIT, the largest bronze statue ever cast in Canada.
Drummondville (Quebec), 2011
Richard VOYER is entrusted with the position of Vice-President and the general direction of SOPREMA – North America.
Drummondville (Quebec), 2007
SOPREMA made several major investments in its Drummondville production facility, including a new manufacturing plant to produce polyurethane products. The first such product is ALSAN TRAFIK HP, a specifically designed liquid waterproofing membrane for use in parking structures, plaza decks and balconies. SOPREMA Canada acquired AYR FOIL, a manufacturer of reflective insulating products and EXPERTSEAL, a company that manufactures waterproofing coatings for the residential market.
Drummondville (Quebec), 2000
Pierre-Etienne BINDSCHEDLER appoints Richard VOYER as General Manager of SOPREMA Canada.
Chilliwack (British Columbia), 1999
SOPREMA opened a second Canadian production facility in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1998
SOPREMA’s Reseach and Development Department developed a new line of adhesive and waterproofing products, MAMMOUTH, produced in a second Drummondville manufacturing plant. SOPREMA introduced MACADEN, the first machine for automatic installation of SBS modified bitumen waterproofing membranes on bridges and parking structures.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1996
The Drummondville facility began production of self-adhesive air/vapour barrier and roofing membranes. RESISTO product line launched for the residential market. To tailor products to the climatic conditions of the North America market, a Research and Development Department was established.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1995
SOPREMA launched SOPRANATURE, a revolutionary green roof system, and a SOPRANATURE department was established under the management of an agronomist. ENVIRONAP bitumen geomembranes were introduced for environmental protection of groundwater and as a biogas protection barrier.
Strasbourg (France), 1992
Pierre GEISEN steps down and appoints his Grandson Pierre-Etienne BINDSCHEDLER as Presidend of SOPREMA.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1987
SOPREMA’s product lines continued to expand with the addition of watertight products for bridges that were first used in Quebec and then, in Alberta.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1984
SOPREMA opened a production facility in Drummondville, Quebec as public recognition of the quality of the SOPRALENE line continued to increase.
Drummondville (Quebec), 1982
SOPREMA introduced parking deck and foundation waterproofing products.
Growing demand for airtightness in Canadian buildings created an opportunity for SOPREMA to take part in the development of building envelope products. Working with the National Research Council, SOPREMA developed an air/vapour barrier product called SOPRASEAL 180.
Quebec (Quebec), 1978
SOPREMA CANADA established with head office in Quebec.
The laboratory in Strasbourg developed the first line of SBS elastomeric bitumen waterproofing products called SOPRALENE.
Pierre GEISEN, the founder's son, becomes President of SOPREMA.
1909 to 1967
Three plants opened in Europe to produce SOPREMA waterproofing products.
Strasbourg (France), 1908
In 1908, in Strasbourg, France, Charles Geisen, a building materials trader, founded Les Usines Alsaciennes d’Émulsions. The following year, Mr. Geisen discovered a material that was impermeable, supple and easy to lay: a canvas that had been dipped in hot bitumen. As the finished product resembled the skin of an elephant, it was called "MAMMOUTH" (the French word for mammoth).