HISTORY in the making
INNOVA Global has an extensive history of being at the forefront of innovative solutions – being a partner of choice for a variety of industries and delivering best-in-class products and services that help our clients achieve even more. This commitment has always been the driving force for INNOVA Global. It is part of our foundation and is a contributing factor for our continuous growth.
Our story begins in 1977 with the formation of Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Solutions. Higgott-Kane fast became recognized for their ingenuity and sophisticated noise solutions, servicing OEMs throughout the world. In 1991 ATCO, an international structures and utilities organization, identified a new opportunity to deliver acoustic buildings to the TransCanada mainline. As a result, ATCO Noise Management was created.
Soon TransCanada called upon both Higgott-Kane and ATCO Noise Management to lower noise from compressor stations along the pipeline. This marked the beginning of a strong working relationship between the two Canadian companies. In 2005 ATCO Noise Management acquired Higgott-Kane, solidifying Noise Management solutions as a global leader.
In 2009, ATCO Noise Management and the Environmental Systems division (formerly Higgott-Kane) merged with ATCO Structures and ATCO Frontec to form ATCO Structures & Logistics, a leading provider of building and infrastructure solutions. Under the umbrella of ATCO Structures & Logistics, the Noise Management and Environmental Systems operations continued as separate divisions until the two merged and were renamed ATCO Emissions Management in July 2012.
On December 31, 2015, a new opportunity presented itself and ATCO Emissions Management Ltd. was acquired by TriWest Capital Partners, a leading Canadian private equity firm. With a solid reputation and extensive history of delivering innovative solutions throughout the world, INNOVA Global Limited was officially born.
As INNOVA Global, the expansion continued and on February 7th, 2017, the intellectual property of Express Integrated Technologies (EIT) was purchased. Specializing in the design of HRSGs, OTSGs and SCRs, this further complimented INNOVA Global’s extensive portfolio. In addition, INNOVA Global also acquired St. George Steel, a manufacturing operation specializing in heavy industrial steel fabrication for large-scale projects.
Following on the heels of the EIT purchase, on October 12, 2017, INNOVA Global purchased Braden Manufacturing. Since 1923, Braden has been a global leader in the power generation industry for design, manufacturing, installation and retrofit of auxiliary equipment for gas turbines. The acquisition also brought Consolidated Fabricators, a top US equipment manufacturer – further strengthening INNOVA Global’s manufacturing capabilities resulting in reduced fabrication expenses and quality products at the lowest delivered cost for customers.
Today INNOVA Global is a world leader with a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. Together with our Group of Companies, we know that being at the forefront means never standing still. We are always striving to go further and deliver more – looking for new opportunities that will provide even stronger solutions for our clients. This is our foundation and our beacon moving forward, a rich history that we are very proud of.