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.
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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
The past year has been a challenging year for everyone. We thank all our valued customers and distributors for their dedication and continued support.
When we lost Wally, our founder, at the beginning of last year it left a big void in all our hearts, but we didn’t let emotions get in our way. We knew that Wally would have wanted us to carry on without tears, but rather to forge ahead with hard work and determination, and that we did. We have such a great team it cannot go unnoticed that our strength in people is what got us through it.
With our 27000sqft expansion complete we were able to renovate our production area and invest in new equipment. We also invested in 2 more cutters that will be installed this summer. Our research and development team has moved into a new R&D lab outfitted with the latest 3D printing technology. These new changes allow us to better serve our customers with the quality products and services they have come to know and trust.
Over this past year we have also seen lots of interest around the world, and hope to start distribution into Europe by the end of 2021. The year ahead is even more exciting as we look to develop new products and work with new partners and customers.
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