- ABOUT VAC
- RELATIONSHIP WITH EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT
- LAKESIDE GROUP OF COMPANIES
- SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Valve Automation Center’s (VAC) experience is well rooted in the automation solutions industry. VAC has been providing automation solutions since 1988 and remains committed to continually enhancing its services and products with leading edge technology. Partnered with a select group of suppliers to provide best-in-class valves and automation products, whether it’s for a special one-of-a-kind solution or a large project, VAC is here to serve all your automation solution needs.
As the industry becomes more complex with accessories and technologies, VAC is able to provide complete solutions. Our team of highly trained and experienced technical sales associates and technicians provide you with superior knowledge, dedicated service and innovative solutions. VAC’s value-added services include design, assembly, staging, commissioning, and inventory management.
VAC is part of the Lakeside Group of Companies. Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. is an employee-owned and operated Canadian company that has been providing process automation solutions in Ontario (Excluding the Ottawa Valley) and Manitoba since 1952. Lakeside’s mission is to create customer value by providing the best solutions to fulfill their customers’ process automation challenges, through creativity, reliability, productivity, teamwork, professionalism and dedication. Lakeside’s experience is mostly rooted in the dynamic, multi-faceted and versatile markets of Ontario and Manitoba and has allowed the company to develop into an organization able to successfully present and deliver automation offerings that improve the efficiency of core-manufacturing and distribution-related processes in various industries.
VAC & Lakeside serve many different process industry segments including chemical, power, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, gas distribution, mining, food and beverage, and water and waste industries.
Together we are your complete solutions provider.
Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that has been around for 125 years and brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses.
VAC acts as the exclusive Local Business Partner for Emerson Process Management in Ontario, Manitoba and the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.
Throughout the years Lakeside Process Controls has acquired 2 companies which have been complimentary to our business. In 1997, Lakeside acquired The Valve Automation Center in Guelph, ON and in 2010 Lakeside acquired Arctic Combustion Ltd based in Milton, ON.
Since 1952, Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. has been providing innovative automation solutions with superior customer service. Lakeside is an employee-owned Canadian company that operates as the exclusive Local Business Partner of Emerson Process Management in Ontario (excluding the Ottawa Valley), Manitoba, and the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.
Lakeside’s mission is to create customer value by providing the best solutions to fulfill our customers’ process automation challenges, through creativity, reliability, productivity, teamwork, professionalism and dedication. Lakeside’s solutions range from devices that measure and relay diverse physical and chemical conditions, devices that control flow of materials, networks that transmit event related information, to process control systems that collect information and trigger necessary actions to ensure continued operations, based on the logic defined for the process being automated.
There is constant pressure to cut costs, increase output, reduce energy use, and improve safety and emissions, all with fewer experienced workers than ever before. That is why companies turn to Lakeside for technologies, services and expertise to solve pressing problems to keep their operations running better, longer, and safer than ever before.
The Valve Automation Center’s (VAC) experience is well rooted in the automation solutions business. VAC has been providing automation solutions since 1988 and remains committed to continually enhancing their services and products with leading edge technology. The Valve Automation Center serves the many different process industry segments in Ontario and Manitoba including chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, pulp and paper, gas distribution, mining, food and beverage, and water and waste industries. As the industry becomes more complex with accessories and bus technologies, VAC is able to provide customers with a complete solution. Their team of highly trained and experienced application engineers and technicians provide you with superior technical knowledge on products and applications. We believe that the complimentary capabilities of The Valve Automation Center allows Lakeside to provide our customers with the complete Valve Solutions they require.
Arctic Combustion has successfully provided products and services to industrial and institutional utility plants in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces for 35 years. The Arctic brand is well known, recognized and respected for these services. Arctic provides services for Burner Management Systems, fuel trains, TSSA approved boiler and refractory repair and power & process piping system repairs. Arctic is also a recognized supplier of – new and used boiler sales and rentals, burners, economizers, air heaters, wind boxes and fuel trains. Arctic’s knowledge and experience of TSSA code compliance of combustion systems is particularly valued and respected in the industry. We believe that the complementary capabilities of Arctic Combustion allows Lakeside to provide more comprehensive solutions to our customers for utility and combustion applications.
Canada’s Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member
Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program. Established in 1993, the program recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. Program winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who assess the caliber of management abilities and evaluate how companies address various business challenges.
VAC maintains its Platinum Club member status and has been a Best Managed Company since 2002.
Contribution to the community through participation in social events and charities is an integral part of the VAC culture. VAC consistently participates in and contributes to various events and charities that promote the well-being of our community.
VAC is a proud supporter of the following charities:
- The Salvation Army
- Canadian Cancer Society
- World Vision
- Toys for Tots
- Heart and Stroke Foundation
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
- ALS Canada
- SickKids Foundation
- FIRST Robotics Canada