CIMtech Mfg is a rapidly expanding technology company that manufactures electrolyzers and hydrogen fuel cell assemblies. Our global customers may profit significantly from our 20 years of production experience in the hydrogen energy field.
Eliminating the carbon footprint is a mammoth of a task, but to reduce the further emissions is in our hands. This requires creative thinking, and green solutions for a sustainable future. To combat this issue, green manufacturing is the solution many manufacturing companies around the world are working on. Green manufacturing will not only help reduce the carbon emissions, but it has also proven to produce efficient and effective manufacturing solutions.
Featuring for the cover story of The Enterprise World’s this issue of Fastest Growing companies in Green Energy, is CIMtech Mfg. Inc, a partner in manufacturing innovation.
Innovative Solutions for a Better Tomorrow-
CIMtech Green (CIMtech), is a Canada based Hydrogen fuel cell components & assemblies’ manufacturer. The company has recently doubled their footprint in Vancouver, Canada through an acquisition of a 10,000 sq. ft advanced manufacturing facility. This expansion will increase CIMtech Mfg Green, operational capabilities by 200% to allow for increased service levels for their global customers in the green energy sector.
CIMtech Mfg Green has been nominated as a Top 10 Manufacturing Company in Canada. CIMtech has been providing manufacturing services from proof of concept to scaled manufacturing for last 15 years. Their full turnkey solutions are paving the way for the development and manufacturing of fuel cell and electric vehicle components and assemblies.
CIMtech-manufactured fuel cell components are utilized by global players such as Walmart, Amazon, and Home Depot for their hydrogen-powered forklift equipment. Fuel cell sub-assemblies manufactured by CIMtech Mfgare also utilized in hydrogen fuel-cell powered electric vehicles such as HYVIA delivery vans in Europe (Renault Group), FedEx airport tuggers at Albany International Airport in New York and hydrogen-fuel cell electric vehicles.
With over 15+ years in operation, CIMtech Mfg has earned a reputation for providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that save clients both time and money; having effective systems, processes, and policies in place; and project history that demonstrates a depth of expertise and experience the company is set for rapid growth in green energy sector.
“Countries around the world are setting net zero targets and accelerating the move towards clean energy alternatives in vehicles and equipment. We are proud to be supporting these targets and this expansion and investment in new, advanced equipment will allow us to continue being a key global supply chain player in this space,” says Paul Ghotra, CEO of CIMtech Mfg.
Challenges to Realize a Green Future-
One of the major obstacles standing in the way of a break-through in fuel cell technology was its relatively high costs compared to well established fossil-based technologies. The reasons for these high costs predominantly lie in the use of non-standardized components, complex system components, and non-automated production of fuel cells.
Cost and durability are the major challenges to fuel cell manufacturing & commercialization. However, hurdles vary according to the application in which the technology is employed. Size, weight, thermal and water management are barriers to the commercialization of fuel cell technology.
To become one of north America’s top Green Energy supplier of Hydrogen fuel cell assembles and parts, CIMtech Mfg have invested heavily in new equipment and processes to manufacture fuel cell parts cost effectively.
However, in the long run, fuel cell technology can cause a profound change in quality of life on a global scale. The technology has the potential to give individual citizens the ability to generate clean electricity at home instead of buying it from commercial power plants. Such plants commonly burn coal (and thus emit considerable amounts of carbon and other pollutants).
The Success of CIMtech’s Solutions-
“CIMtech Mfg Green vision is to focus on accelerating green energy products to make world a better place for all of us and respect for the planet.”
Since CIMtech Mfg is a key player in providing components and assemblies to fuel cell industries since 2006. The high growth for company started in 2015 when fuel cell industry started growing in significant way.
Since the company’s global customers demand was growing CIMtech decided to put core focus of their business on green energy sector.
- CIMtech decided to specialize in Fuel cell manufacturing sector.
- CIMtech vision helped us to attract and retain quality people.
- CIMtech values foster corporate culture where our employees have safe and rewarding work environment.
CIMtech Mfg is striving to be industry leader in development of upcoming green energy technologies required to make a significant difference in carbon footprint.
“Our key focus is developing products which enhance people’s lifestyle, with commitment to quality, constant innovation, and respect for the planet.”
CIMtech Mfg Green is already working with the largest global players in fuel cell industry and playing a significant role to excel their products from proof-of-concept prototypes to large scale manufacturing.
“CIMtech is growing rapidly, and we are anticipating this growth to continue for many years.”
Hydrogen fuel cell sector, a trillion-dollar industry is on a growth trend and CIMtech is paving way to serve its customers to become a vital player in hydrogen fuel cell sector.
The Products and Services-
CIMtech Mfg manufacturing processes are managed by the company’s digital manufacturing processes, embracing INDUSTRY 4.0 smart manufacturing initiatives. With many years of expertise in fuel cell related parts & assemblies has given CIMtech an edge over its competitors to provide full TURNED KEY SOLUTIONS from proof of concept to large scale manufacturing under one roof.
“CIMtech Mfg services in DFM, Zero Inventory Program ensures the lowest cost of manufacturing for our customers.”
These are the services that the company is focusing on for higher customer satisfaction:
- DFM (Design for Manufacturing)
- Zero Inventory Program
- Zero-Carbon Initiatives.
DFM- has saved its customers millions of dollars to lower the cost of manufacturing. Zero Inventory Program- Ensures that their customers never run out of parts and always have a 100% delivery on time.
Utilizing many years of CIMtech expertise in manufacturing cost reduction and DFM techniques help their green energy customers to introduce new products to market quickly, gaining market share and revenue growth.
- Technical expertise in manufacturing and engineering support.
- CIMtech’s manufacturing experts provide feedback to our customers in accelerating their development cycle and lower cost of manufacturing
- CIMtech “Zero Inventory Program” ensures that our customers always get 100% deliveries on time.
- CIMTech is ensuring a greener planet and ensuring zero-carbon initiatives which makes our planet a better and safer place to live.
What the Future Holds-
“With stringent Covid safety protocols, CIMTech was successful in maintaining full staff during pandemic, with a 50% increase in business.”
CIMTech is highly valued as a manufacturing partner for hydrogen-fuel cell component development and assemblies.
CIMtech is going through exponential business growth. Company’s revenue grew 50% year over year for last few years. The team is anticipating this growth will continue for the next few years, as their major customers are growing rapidly in green energy and fuel cell technologies for electric/ hydrogen powered vehicles in automotive and transportation sector.
Paul Ghotra- Leading the Way-
Paul moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1988 and started his manufacturing engineering career in one of the leadings hi-technology companies in British Columbia, Canada. Being a part of company that had a growth from 10 employee start up to 5000 employees in a fifteen year’s period has enhanced his passion to continue to grow and push through the obstacles for his own business.
During his childhood, his father had great desire to educate him to become a pioneer in the engineering field. His father passed away when he was a young boy. Since then, he has made his lifelong mission to pursue this profession to fulfil his father’s passion for engineering. Paul was trained in one of top technical institute in precision mechanics, instrumentation, and manufacturing engineering.
When Paul started CIMtech Mfg. two decades ago he has been instrumental guiding engineers in high-technology companies on DFM processes. The objective is to design economically. Because cost is driven by time, the design must minimize not only the time required to manufacture, but also to optimize development time to reduce time to market.
He has been a part of new product development cycles guiding engineers in high-tech companies optimizing part designs for manufacturing. From proof of concept to scaled production giving him rich understanding in optimizing manufacturing cost reduction during initial stages of the design phase.
Strong Team, Stronger Values-
CIMtech Mfg.’s work culture is based on following principles:
Paul Ghotra CIMtech Mfg.’s CEO, has worked on teaching every employee the basics of economic decision-making. CIMtech Mfg. employees are empowered to make decisions based on economic thinking within their role capabilities.
“By having every employee understand the basics of economic thinking, we can discuss at any team meeting decisions from a shared objective viewpoint and compare alternatives in terms of their costs and benefits instead of using opinion and authority,” said Paul.
Distributed Decision Making-
According to Paul, big Distributed Decision-Making is opposite of hierarchical decision-making. And Distributed Decision Making requires three elements:
- employees that are smart, confident, and empowered enough to learn principles and be able and expected to apply them
- shared understanding of direct, indirect, and opportunity costs
- information sharing about current company revenue and expenditures to make contextually good decisions
Act Like You Own the Company-
Any decision must be rational and based on the best information you have now. The results of being trusted to make good, distributed decisions meant occasionally having to verify that your decision-making criteria was correct.
Leadership without Management-
In a traditional corporate hierarchy, managers try to create perceived value by holding information and making decisions for their team, as opposed to leaders who share information and are rewarded by their team being autonomous, learning from their shared mistakes and growing in scope and expertise.
Making a commitment is not about trust. It is a promise of delivery. At CIMtech, the team members trust each other to be honest and to do the best of their ability within the time and resources.
Paul’s Message to the Budding Entrepreneurs-
“Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching, and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship has been described as the “the capacity and willingness to develop, organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risks to make a profit.
Budding entrepreneurs need to have the will to get started and be humble with learning attitude. Calculated risk taking is essential part of growing any business.
Keep expanding your network and be ready to seize opportunities as they come.
This will help you to accelerate business success.
Always keep an open mind to accept feedback from your staff, customers, and business associates.”