WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO — December 13, 2018
Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. (Sunview) announced today the official celebration of its 40th year in business. The company has grown from a small family-run operation serving Toronto and surrounding areas, to a leading patio door manufacturer with customers across Canada and the United States. With four decades behind them, the team at Sunview proudly reflects on the long, storied history of the company.
Originally founded as Sunview Doors in 1978 by the Di Iorio family, the company started with eight employees in a 10,000 sq. ft. facility north of Toronto. In its infancy – and with only a single three-panel aluminum door to sell – the company found early success in the Toronto high-rise development boom of the 1980s. Sunview secured its first international clients in the 1990s with notable sales in Japan, South Africa, and the United States. The company’s performance caught the attention of Canadian extrusions pioneer Vic De Zen who, in 2008, purchased Sunview and brought it into the Vision Group of Companies (Vision Group).
“When we decided to buy Sunview Doors in 2008, we knew we were acquiring a company with strong potential for future growth,” said Vic De Zen, Chairman, and Founder of the Vision Group of Companies. “As a member of the Vision Group of Companies, Sunview has been able to turn our world-class extrusion capabilities into high-quality and durable end-user products. The spectacular growth that Sunview has experienced since 2008 is in large part thanks to its vertical integration within our family of companies.”
Before becoming a member of the Vision Group, Sunview offered three products (two aluminum and one vinyl). Today, the company offers 13 product lines including three aluminum doors, eight vinyl doors, and two Glass Wall Systems. Since 1978, the company has grown to over 220 employees and its facilities are now more than twenty times larger than the original location’s size.
The volume of Sunview’s business has also grown since the 2008 acquisition; by the end of 2016, Sunview had doubled its annual revenues to become the largest exclusive patio door manufacturer in North America. The success has come in large part from building a strong distribution network of window fabricators, developers, architects, and others. Also, through an increasing presence in the U.S. market and strong relationships with some of the largest window fabricators in North America.
“Having the opportunity to participate in the growth of Sunview over the last ten years has just been phenomenal,” said Tony Margiotta, President of Sunview Patio Doors. “Exceptional customer service, quality manufacturing, and product innovation are three of our company’s strongest core values, and I believe these have helped guide us to where we are today. Our commitment to product development and innovation has positioned us for accelerated growth in the years to come. I’m honoured to be celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary with the rest of the team at Sunview, and I’m more excited than ever for our future.”
The progressive use of technology has always been an important part of the Sunview story. The company relocated to a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Vaughan’s business park in 2009. This new facility is equipped with a fully-automated warehousing system, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robotic glass handlers. In addition, the company deployed one of Canada’s first UV-based finishing technologies - their exclusive UV ToughCoat system.
Sunview has also been a leader in product innovation. It was first to design and manufacture unique solutions like the 2900 Hybrid Series and award-winning new Leggera Glass Wall System - which uses advanced magnetic levitation to support extremely large and heavy glass panels without track and roller systems
To learn more about Sunview’s products, visit our website at http://www.sunviewdoors.com. On behalf of the entire team at Sunview Patio Doors, we want to thank our loyal customers for the continued support - it’s been a pleasure serving you these last 40 years, and we look forward to working with you in the years ahead.
About Sunview Patio Doors Ltd.
Sunview Patio Doors start with the most advanced vinyl available. It’s extruded from Vision Group’s state-of-the-art equipment, using a high-grade resin recipe unmatched for durability, weight reduction and freedom from wear. The result is beauty, performance, and reliability. With the highest quality accessories, colour options and upgrades available on the market, Sunview continually strives to attain the highest possible level of buyer satisfaction. With one of the most comprehensive warranties in the business, our aim is to provide clients with superior quality, uncompromising service, and highly competitive pricing.
About the Vision Group of Companies
The Vision Group is a customer-focused, technology-driven group of companies focused on the building products industry. Founder Vic De Zen has spent over 40 years in the manufacturing sector and is a recognized leader in the industry. Vision Group delivers a wide range of products and services that include; patio doors, columns, decking, fencing, railings, steel doors, basement windows, custom profiles, transportation, coating/finishing services and industrial extrusion equipment and maintenance through Vision Automation. In addition, it is Vision’s mandate to continuously invest in technologies that target recycling and preservation of our natural resources. Clients bring their Vision to Life - in one location - from start to finish, quickly, efficiently and affordably.
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