MAAX Celebrates 50 Years of Championing Innovation in the Bathware Industry
New product development fuels growth of Québec-based company
Montréal, Québec – As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, MAAX Bath Inc. (www.maax.com), one of North America’s leading manufacturers in the bathware industry, is in a growth mode thanks to the success of its numerous innovative product lines.
“Our success over the past half-century stems from our long-standing commitment to innovation,” says Mark Gold, President, MAAX Bath. “Throughout our history, we have made design, quality, convenience, price and customer service our top priorities. All of us at MAAX are proud of the rich legacy we have built together and are working hard to anticipate market trends and needs to continue to impress our customers for years to come.”
Founded in 1969 in Tring-Jonction, a village in the Beauce region of Québec, MAAX initially specialized in the manufacture of pools and components for snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. Over the years, its product portfolio evolved, diversified and grew, and MAAX ultimately emerged as a North American market leader in the bathware industry with three main product lines: bathtubs, shower solutions and shower doors.
Today, MAAX, part of American Bath Group (ABG), has eight production facilities in North America and employs nearly 1,400 people. The company also has two R&D centres in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce and in Lachine, in Québec, as well as a dedicated team based in the United States.
“Our products are present in the bathrooms of thousands of homes in Canada and the United States, and every day our customer base composed of distributors, specialized stores and retailers continues to grow,” says Gold. “We have approximately 5,000 points of sale in North America and have sold approximately 30 million products to date, making us No. 1 in Canada in our bathware space.”
“We are constantly testing new products and technologies by exploring emerging market trends and have a team dedicated to innovation-related activities. We are committed to maintain our leadership by offering our customers complete bathware solutions that meet everyday needs,” says Gold.
MAAX has invested extensively in modernizing equipment and strengthening manufacturing, quality, environment, health and safety (EH&S) processes at its eight manufacturing facilities strategically located to serve its customers in Canada and the United States: Lachine, Ste-Marie and Tring-Jonction in Québec; Armstrong in British Columbia; as well as Bellingham, Washington; Martinsburg, West Virginia; Plymouth, Indiana; and Valdosta, Georgia. MAAX also has operational leadership of two American Bath Group facilities located in Yelm, WA, and Minneapolis, MI.
MAAX Bath Inc., founded 50 years ago in Québec, employs nearly 1,400 people and currently operates eight manufacturing facilities, three North‐American customer care centers and an extensive showroom and distribution network throughout the United States and Canada. MAAX’s focus on providing clients the ultimate experience in bathware products drives its research and development department to design and engineer innovative new products. Learn more by visiting www.maax.com.