Over 40 years ago, Ivan Razl and Igor Nikolajev, two immigrants from Czechoslovakia started a new life in Canada. Unbeknownst to each other, they both continued their education at the University of Toronto, where after a chance meeting in 1975, they started a new technology development company – GEMITE.
Following the difficult beginning that most start-ups face (under financed and a single idea), Gemite has evolved into a multifaceted international company delivering technology and service for the protection, restoration and waterproofing of concrete and steel structures. Many new inventions relating to construction chemicals have been patented around the Globe, from Asia and the Americas to Europe and the Middle East.
Since its inception, Gemite has always strived to deliver innovative and cost-efficient solutions to its customers. Our specification assistance, technical support and customer service are unsurpassed in the industry.
Gemite materials are manufactured in strategically located facilities worldwide, and all Gemite Group companies operate under a strict quality control system, conforming to the ISO 9001-2008 Standard.
Recently, an additional division dealing with Non-Destructive Testing and Diagnostics of Steel and Concrete Structures has been added. This allows the consultant to fully understand the existing conditions, before the restoration method and materials are decided upon. It also allows for a more precise estimation of the Life Cycle costing, and improved cost control.
Significant investments in research and development have led to the development of the Omni-Globe Building System, a structural system for residential and commercial buildings, which is locally produced under a License from Gemite Group.