Novatek Welding was established in April 1994 by Dave Gubler, a welder/fitter graduate from Conestoga College.
Dave, an entrepreneur at heart, had a a vision of turning his one-man side business into a custom welding and fabrication company. To realize this dream, Dave leased a 12,000 sq/ft building in Cambridge, ON, hired two employees, and began his pursuit in becoming one of Cambridge’s best known and most respected Welding & Fabrication shops.
Over the past decade, Novatek Welding, under Dave’s leadership, grew by hiring 6 additional employees, added new capabilities by purchasing a Trumf laser, and increased the number of industries serviced by adding the automotive, medical, mining, and communications fields. This has allowed Novatek to be at the forefront of the welding and fabrication industry.
In May of 2012, Novatek’s headquarters moved to 34 Cowansview Rd in Cambridge, ON with the purchase of a 12,000 sq. ft. facility and a Mitsubishi 3015 VLPlus II series laser. The increase in sq/ft has allowed Novatek to take on bigger projects, add new machines, and increase its manufacturing capabilities to better serve it’s customers base.
In January of 2014, Dave Gubler decided to pursue teaching at Conestoga College and sold Novatek Welding to Mike and Ramona Smith. The husband and wife team sought to continue Dave’s legacy and maintain the strong reputation that Novatek has earned over the years for it’s competitive pricing, excellent quality, and industry best lead-times.
January 1, 2019:
In December of 2018, Novatek leased a new facility at 75 Moorefield St., tripling the square footage from 12,000 sq/ft to 36,000 sq/ft. This has allowed Novatek to continue it’s growth and add new people and capabilities to its ever expanding organization.
Today, Novatek Welding & Fabrication continues to provide custom and precision laser cutting and fabrication through its fully equipped facility and ISO 9001:2015 certified processes. Novatek continues to provide exceptional service to companies within the automotive, automation, communications, environmental, food and beverage, forestry, pharmaceutical and energy industries.
March 1, 2020:
A global pandemic hit that turned the world upside down.
Novatek has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by supporting the life science community in manufacturing products with reduced lead-times to ensure that the products got to where they needed to go to help support the cause.
We will continue to assist our customer base (new and old) to ensure the response is swift.
November 20, 2020:
Novatek acquired it’s N299.4-16 certification allowing us to supply the nuclear industry in the N299.4 category.
April 8, 2021
It’s here! The Mitsubishi GX-F Advanced Series Laser has arrived.
August 23, 2022
Novatek is in process of acquiring W47.2 certification for fusion welding of aluminum before year end.
October 12, 2022
Novatek has been validated in W47.2 (see certifications tab for more info)
Novatek is expanding its machine shop with the purchase of a new vertical boring mill from Wele Group. The new vertical boring mill will enable Novatek to machine much larger parts at 59″ (X) x 47.2″ (Y) x 35.4″ (Z) with a repeatability of +/-.0004″.
The new machine is expected to arrive in June 2023 and be up and running in July.