Hibbert International, 48 years in operation - proudly family owned, proudly Canadian!
Hibbert International Inc. is a family owned Canadian importer, exporter, and distributor, primarily serving the domestic and commercial floor care industry with an extensive offering of cleaning equipment, supplies, and spare parts.
Hibbert was founded at Calgary in 1968 when Roy Hibbert convinced his nephew Jim to partner in the purchase of a small vacuum parts distribution business to support Jim’s ever growing family. The purchase fell through but Roy and Jim had done enough research into the floor care industry to feel confident in launching their own company from nothing under the name Hibbert Wholesale Ltd. The business was located in an old converted house in the heart of Calgary with a storage capacity of around 1200 square feet.
The Calgary head office and warehouse has been re-located 5 times over the years, in 1972, and again in 1981, 1989, 2000, and most recently to a modern facility of 42,000 square feet in 2014
In 1991 a second warehouse location was established in Montreal, Quebec to serve Eastern Canada allowing overnight deliveries to most Canadian cities and 2 day service to outlying communities. The Montreal facility re-located in 1992 and again in 1999 currently occupying a modern building of 35,000 square feet.
Roy and Jim Hibbert’s founding principles of honesty, decency, and integrity in all business dealings have been maintained over the years and all 7 of Jim’s children have worked, or continue to work at the business along with many of his grandchildren.
Our clients consist mainly of Jan-san distributors and floor care retail / repair stores. We also supply manufacturers with products imported from the Americas, Asia, and Europe crossing into a range of industries outside of floor care.
Some of these include:
- Boat lifts
- Loading docks
- HVLP paint spayers
- Pneumatic tube transfer
- Pet grooming
- Spa / Hot tubs
- Coin collection
- Car wash
- Fume extraction
- Dental Labs
- Injection moulding
- Automotive performance testing