Who We Are
Established in 1986, Mantis is proudly 100% Canadian owned and operated. We have a long and rich history in driving the development and launch of innovative product solutions into market.
Our goal is simple: create innovative solutions to simplify your everyday. Our products allow you to work smarter, be more efficient and to adapt as your tools, technology and job needs evolve.
You Should Know
Our core values are honesty, integrity, uncompromising quality and a passion for excellence.
At Mantis, we demand excellence from one another.
Passion for excellence is an innate desire to give your best, to operate from a position of thoroughness and to seek new challenges. It requires commitment and integrity. You could say excellence is in our DNA.
We pride ourselves on working directly with our customers to create solutions that are functional, efficient and the best possible representation of their company’s vision.
When creating new products, we put ourselves in your shoes. Our team looks beyond the “norm”, ventures down new paths and always pursues opportunities to improve.
We are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to continually invest in new processes and equipment, our facilities, and our people, for years to come.
Completion of our 27,000 sqft expansion.
Rather than provide "one size fits all” solutions, we think outside the box and focus on innovation. At Mantis, we create solutions to meet your company’s specific requirements and unique challenges.
Mantis offers a variety of technologies and manufacturing processes to meet and exceed your quality expectations. We provide in-house design and development services to ensure a quick turnaround to production.
Mantis works closely with our partners and is committed to:
Engineering new and innovative product solutions
Pull through support
We Work With:
Tool Chest Manufacturers
Tool & Equipment Distributors
Industry and Manufacturing Sectors
Garage Designers & Builders
These last 3 years at Mantis have been amazing! I am blessed to have the privilege of working with such an amazing team. We have a passion for excellence that our founder Wally instilled in all of us.
With the restrictions lifted, Marco (our industrial designer) and I were finally able to get out and visit our customers, distributors and end users. We travelled across Canada, from Quebec to Vancouver and then through the intercontinental USA.
In May we visited and showcased Toolgrid at the Autopromotec Show in Bologna Italy, then in September we attended the Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Germany. All this travelling and speaking with people helped further develop exciting products such as our new 6”X6” Toolgrid boards that are now available in a multitude of colours, making Toolgrid fun and easier to use.
I am truly humbled and honoured to be President of such an amazing company. As another year comes to an end, and I reflect on my time here, I realize that the success of any company cannot be measured solely by just one thing, it is a montage of good quality products, great people and excellent customers. A special thank you to all for making Mantis the success it is today.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Founded in 1986 by Walter Fiore Maruzzo, an immigrant from Taurasi, Italy.
Wally would talk about how hard he had it as a child growing up in Italy. It wasn’t easy, his family was very poor and there was little work, and even less food. He remembered going to bed without any thing to eat, many a night.
After arriving in Canada in June of 1955 he fell in love with this country. His first job at 9 years old was at a gas station at Bronte and Lakeshore. He was elated to learn, that if he just worked hard, he could buy food and never feel hungry again. And that he did.
Wally was an innovator, teacher, designer, visionary, genius and pioneer. Wally would often say
“every job worth doing, is worth doing right”.
He made it his mission to work hard and forge ahead with a passion for excellence with every project he was involved in.
As the business continued to grow, Wally set plans in motion for a new expansion in 2018.
He was so proud, as he watched the new 27,000sqf addition being erected.
Sadly, Wally passed away in January 2020, only months before completion, but his dedicated family at Mantis will continue his legacy, as we all loved him, and miss him dearly.
March 24, 1946 - January 15, 2020