Since its inception in 1958, Inproheat Industries Ltd. has followed a set of fundamental guidelines in its approach to professional relationships, projects, and responsibilities as a company at large:
Industrial Process Heat Engineering Ltd. was founded on November 12, 1958 by Eric Panz, ING. An Austrian-trained engineer, Eric began his Canadian career in the early 1950s working as an engineer for H.A. Simons in Vancouver. After seven years at Simons, he decided to form his own company – specializing in heat, thermal-process, combustion heating technologies and applications.
Eric’s inventive work in the area of submerged combustion (SubCom®) proved to be the most enduring and defining accomplishment of his career. A proprietary and patented direct evaporation and liquid heating solutions technology anchored by unparalleled efficiency and environmental responsibility, SubCom® became the catalyst for the company’s industry-wide respect and recognition. SubCom® has a wide range of applications in industries including: pulp and paper, forest, mining, Potash, production Water, waste water foundry, gas, and petroleum projects in Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA. and Europe.
Eric’s brother, Gus, joined the company in 1960, and brought his expertise with industrial pumps, heating equipment and the foundry industry – leading to an applied materials group of products like blast-cleaning supplies, forging and foundry supplies, abrasive profiling supplies refractory and metallurgical products, alloys, furnaces, and high-temperature refractory materials for the Western Canadian foundry industry. .
After further expansion and a corporate reorganization completed in 1980, Industrial Process Heat Engineering Ltd. evolved into its current name – Inproheat Industries Ltd.
In 1982, Steve Panz, P.Eng, son of Eric Panz, joined Inproheat in its engineering side – which builds and supplies Submerged Combustion (SubCom®) technology as well as Low NOx equipment, industrial pumps and burners, heat exchangers, heat-recovery steam generators, direct-steam injection heaters, thermal fluid systems, engineered fired heaters, gaseous incineration technologies and other industrial heating equipment.
Now led Steve Panz as its current President, Inproheat has 5 offices across Canada with an international project reach. As always the core of our business is our experienced staff. We continue to provide unmatched customer support and service that runs parallel to the dynamic changes underway as our chosen industries continue to evolve.
Inproheat Industries maintains its pedigree of excellence as both an innovative builder and a trusted outside sales supplier. Since day one, its equal emphasis on developing strong industry partner relationships and genuinely addressing the needs of every customer has never wavered.
Among Inproheat’s most active industries served are:
In 2018, the company celebrated the milestone of providing its customers with ‘Excellence and Service’ for over 60 years with a continuing to listen, lead, solve, and repeat in all of its industry dealings.
Through decades of knowledge and experience to go along with principled industry partner relationships, Inproheat continues to act under its defining principle – “people helping people” – a trademark that will continue to anchor its foundation for years to come.