Machinex was first set up in 1970 in Plessisville, offering welding services, parts and equipment manufacturing for industrial and farming clienteles. In 1980, the company began to offer engineering services, project studies, equipment manufacturing and installation, always within the industrial and agricultural sectors.
It’s in 1985 that Machinex made its mark in the recycling industry building a sorting center for recyclable materials in Victoriaville. An important turning point occurs for Machinex in 1989 when the company decided to fully dedicate its activities to the recycling industry. Machinex was confided the construction of the first sorting center for municipal collection in Canada for Laidlaw in Ontario.
Machinex was going through an important economic boom in Canada and to better serve its customers in Ontario, the company opened a sales and service office in Toronto in 1995. This division of Machinex was named Machinex Recycling Services Inc. and it also has an office near Vancouver.