Top Defence Capability Leaders 2019
HFI Pyrotechnics

© 2019 FrontLine (Vol 16, No 2)

HFI Pyrotechnics (HFI) is considered the world leader in providing dependable pyrotechnics for search and rescue, signalling, and training. Supplying to countries around the globe, HFI is the sole supplier of all marine location markers to the U.S. Department of Defense (Navy) – a contract it has held for the past six years. Recognized for its excellence in manufacturing, HFI was also recently awarded an $8,000,000 contract to produce the new MK 25 MOD 5 for the U.S. Navy.

As Canada’s only Centre of Excellence for Pyrotechnics, HFI has been supporting Canadian requirements over the 146 years of its existence. In partnership with Department of National Defence (DND), HFI has been providing key and critical technical engineering, logistics and research support to continuously improve its products.

On its 500-acre facility in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal township, 60 employees work in an industry-leading safety environment. The company’s experienced operations and Technical Services teams (including chemistry and other disciplines) support the production and research and devel­opment, with the capacity to continue to improve the HFI position as a best-in-class, small and medium enterprise (SME) business with significant attributable Canadian content in both its production and research processes.

As an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified organization, HFI proiritizes stewardship of the environment with continuous improvement and lean activities to deliver a more robust, dependable and value-added service allowing product performance to exceed customer expectations.

HFI continues to develop life cycle management strategies, ensuring its products remain competitively placed in an evolving global market.

Contact Info:

HFI Pyrotechnics Inc.
3322 Hands Road, RR#4, Prescott ON, K0E 1T0
Contact: John Witherspoon, President
Tel: +1-613-925-2832 x 230



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