Pushing the limits of advanced NDT to new heights

Eddyfi Technologies provides the highest performance Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection technologies in the world, helping OEMs, asset owners and service companies enhance productivity, save lives, and protect the environment. Its mission is to push the limits of advanced NDT to new heights by featuring various NDT modalities and investing massively in product advancement.

Eddyfi Technologies offers a diversified portfolio of NDT instruments, sensors, software, and robotic solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets in key industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation. Eddyfi Technologies serves customers in more than 110 countries. Headquartered in the advanced NDT hub of Québec (Canada), Eddyfi Technologies employs more than 475 people, and leverages ten centers of excellence and sales offices worldwide, all staffed by NDT experts.

Our Story

Our Story - Beyond Current

Established in 2009 with the goal of pursuing and developing eddy current array (ECA) technology to its full potential for the benefit of the nuclear industry, Eddyfi Technologies has since become the reference in advanced NDT solutions. From this initial beachhead market, Eddyfi’s systematic and disciplined approach allowed successfully serving other key industries needing advanced NDT systems for the inspection of critical assets and components. Until 2016, Eddyfi’s footprint grew exclusively thanks to new applications, product development, and geographical expansion. The company then started a series of strategic acquisitions to broaden its product portfolio with synergistic modalities and complementary capabilities: Silverwing, TSC, Teletest, M2M and Inuktun all brought new NDT methods and technologies, along with an increased presence worldwide with offices in key regions to better serve customers. Simultaneously, realizing the ever-growing importance of software for industrial applications, the company increased its focus on advanced algorithms, assisted analysis capabilities (including the use of machine learning/ artificial intelligence or AI), and was first to engineer an offering based on continuously improving software for the NDT equipment market. Since its inception in 2009, Eddyfi has always been keen on doing things differently, and remains motivated – more than ever – to always be Beyond Current.

Social Responsibility

Eddyfi Technologies has the ambition to think differently and build more than just a business. We strive to positively impact our clients, competitors, employees and the communities where we operate. Simply said, we believe that we have a social responsibility and we are taking this very seriously.

Supported Causes

At Eddyfi Technologies, we believe in contributing to building strong and healthy communities where we operate. We endeavour to support causes dedicated to the next generation of scientists, those that place perseverance (academic, sports, personal development) at the core of their actions, as well as those that aim at fighting poverty and empowering our youth. This includes a significant support to United Way in Canada.

Community Week

Each year, Eddyfi hosts its annual Community Week. The objective is simple: through team effort, employees spend a workday doing something of value to our communities, whether it be through helping those in needs, working to prepare a communal park for the Summer, etc. This is an opportunity to show our passion, our team-spirit and our commitment.

Powerful Roots

Eddyfi’s co-founder and CEO Martin Theriault was born and raised in the Quebec neighbourhood of Limoilou and lower downtown. This is a very interesting and diverse community which unfortunately faces several social challenges. As a special way to giving back, a large portion of M. Theriault’s personal philanthropic involvement and financial contribution is focused on non-profit that impact the Limoilou community. This includes the Patro Roc-Amadour as well as the Centre Jacques-Cartier, two organizations near and dear to Martin' heart.

Our Values

Customer Focus

At Eddyfi Technologies, customer focus is a critical component of our strategy. Technical intimacy with our customers provides the insights that help us fulfill our mission and develop the next generation of products. We are dedicated, diligent, pragmatic in our execution, and we always go the extra mile. We meet our customers requirements by fully understanding all their expectations, expressed or implied. We truly believe that if we can’t do it, no one can.

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Passion for Technology

We take pushing the limits of advanced NDT technologies to heart. The love of physics, superior attention to detail, sheer technical beauty, and forward thinking are at the core of what brings us together as a company. We channel our passion for our science into pushing industry performance to new heights.

Accountability

We serve clients that perform mission-critical NDT inspections. Very often, clients rely entirely on us to meet and surpass their inspection programs and performances. We recognize that new, innovative, or custom solutions may bring unforeseen challenges. Nevertheless, in sync with our clients, we overcome these obstacles to ensure our clients’ success. As a company, we live up to our word. No excuses.

Entrepreneurship

Eddyfi Technologies’ success and emergence is a result of doing what others could not do or simply not envision doing. As entrepreneurs, we leverage the resources around us to create and capture value as opportunities arise. We are smart, agile, and truly connected with our clients. Speed to market and accelerated learning is a crucial competitive advantage. Our work environment is flexible and nurtures this spirit by valuing initiatives and empowerment.

Our Brands

Eddyfi

Eddyfi was established in 2009 with the goal of pursuing and developing eddy current array (ECA) technology to its full potential. The company invested massively in R&D and new product development, expanding from its initial beachhead market – surface inspection in the nuclear and power generation industries – to other markets such as oil & gas, heavy industries, and aerospace. The company soon became the reference for heat exchanger tubing inspection equipment and developed the most advanced pulsed eddy current system commercially available. The company’s mission, before entering a series of strategic acquisitions, was to push the limits of electromagnetic NDT to new heights, hence the company’s original name.

Silverwing

Silverwing started as a service inspection company in 1983, specializing in NDT, contract management, training and consulting. In the early ‘90s, Silverwing invested in the development of Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) equipment to detect corrosion under the floor of bulk liquid storage tanks. Initially, the intent was to add inspection service to the company’s portfolio of petrochemical client. The success of the MFL equipment quickly spread around the industry and the decision was made to add manufacturing and product sales to the company’s activities. In direct response to customer requests for computerized equipment, R&D led to the development of the Floormap® system which is now the world’s leading MFL mapping floor scanner. In 2016, Silverwing was acquired by Eddyfi. This initial strategic acquisition led to the establishment of Eddyfi Technologies.

Teletest

Teletest was set up in 1997 by TWI as part of Plant Integrity Ltd (Pi) to exploit long range ultrasonic testing (LRUT) technology, also referred to as Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing (GWUT). This technology had been developed in a multi-client collaborative project, managed by TWI, with additional funding provided by the European Commission. The equipment, primarily designed to efficiently screen long pipe sections for corrosion – including buried pipes –, is marketed under the Teletest® trade name and was the first commercially available LRUT system. In 2017, the Teletest product portfolio was acquired by Eddyfi Technologies and has been part of the offering ever since.

TSC

TSC was established in 1984 by a team of professors and lecturers at the University College London who were already recognized leaders in the field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Initially, TSC was founded to develop instrumentation and software for the control of test machines. However, following an approach by a consortium of oil majors keen to improve underwater inspection quality and data reliability, TSC began a research and development program that gave birth to the Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) technique. The subsequent practical and commercial application of ACFM technology significantly advanced the NDT inspection world. TSC, who joined Eddyfi Technologies in 2017, brought ACFM equipment and specialized offshore inspection services to the company.

M2M

M2M was established in 2003 after a 3-year R&D program aimed at developing the most innovative ultrasonic phased array instrumentation. Since the beginning, M2M has been collaborating closely with the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) allowing for unprecedented advancements in the field of phased array UT equipment. In 2004, M2M developed the first full parallel hardware architecture for industrial PAUT applications. During the following years, M2M took the market by storm by releasing the first Full Matrix Capture (FMC) systems for matrix PAUT probes and subsequently commercialized the first portable PAUT flaw detector with real-time TFM, the Gekko®. M2M was acquired by Eddyfi Technologies in 2018 and is a key element of the product portfolio.

Inuktun

Created in 1989, Inuktun’s mission was to create technology enabling people to perform tasks that they could not otherwise do, in places they could not otherwise go. The goal was not to replace people, but instead provide products that enable access to areas that are too dangerous or remote for direct human intervention. Inuktun is the industry leading designer and manufacturer of Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) inspection systems – including Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) capabilities – for use in hazardous areas, confined spaces and underwater applications throughout the world. In 2019, Inuktun was acquired by Eddyfi Technologies and has been part of the offering ever since.

Management Team

Louis-Georges Gauvin

Chief Financial Officer

Louis-Georges is rich of over 18 years of experience and acted as CFO at companies such as Groupe Alta, Biogénie/EnGlobe and Unipex. For the six years prior to joining Eddyfi, he was CFO at Groupe Unipex, a company mainly active in the development and marketing of cosmetic active ingredients. He contributed to the success of Unipex which enjoyed an impressive growth on the international market, combining organic growth and strategic acquisitions, before being successfully sold to new owners in 2015.

Louis-Georges is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a MBA from Laval University.

Marc Grenier

VP – Technology

Marc has a long experience in electromagnetic inspection acquired at R/D Tech, Olympus NDT, and Eddyfi where he was instrumental in developing ECT, RFT, MFL, IRIS, and ECA probes. He was the MS5800 and the OmniScan ECA product manager at Olympus NDT.

Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering. He has also pursued doctoral studies in induced eddy currents thermography.

John McCormick

VP – Operations

John has over two decades of purchasing, continuous improvement, and operational management experience acquired at STERIS, EXFO, and Zetec. John has come to be known for the operational efficiency of the teams he manages.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a certified lean manufacturing black belt.

Martin Theriault

Co-Founder & CEO

Martin drives Eddyfi Technologies’ overall strategic vision. He acquired a wealth of experience in engineering, sales, marketing, and business management, while working in Canada, the US, and Europe. Martin was vice president of the Power Generation division at Zetec between 2007 and 2010. He was also the general manager of Zetec’s Canadian office.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University and an MBA from Duke University.

Vincent Pasquer

Senior VP – Business Units

Vincent started his career with NDT systems in the early 90’s. He has held various senior management positions ever since. His work experience is diversified and he is well-acquainted with start-up companies or larger international-size companies, from an engineering or a global management perspective. Before joining Eddyfi Technologies, Vincent worked at Olympus and R/D Tech, to name only a few.

He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Superieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest (ESEO) in France, which he complemented with various business certificates.

Louis Beaulieu-Charbonneau

VP – Products and Marketing

Over the last 15 years, Louis has held various positions for manufacturers of advanced NDT instruments. Before joining Eddyfi in 2013, Louis worked for Sonatest (formerly Harfang, based in Québec City) as an application engineer, and for Zetec, where he was involved with product development and driving the global product marketing strategy.

Louis holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with honors from Laval University.

Martin Scherrer

VP – Sales Operations

Martin is a successful sales leader with over 25 years of proven experience in sales, sales management, channel, and business transformation in the technological industry acquired through companies such as Canon and Cisco. Customer champion with a consultative approach, Martin has always delivered strong results through strategic planning, operational excellence, tight execution and customer satisfaction in mind. Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Major in Marketing.

Satisfied Customers

Partners with our Customers

Our customers play an important role in how we develop innovative and cutting-edge solutions. We value their input and listen to their challenges to ensure that our products are not only the most advanced NDT technologies in the world, but that they fill a need. We are helping OEMs, asset owners and service companies enhance productivity, save lives and protect the environment.