History

Timeline / Milestones

1964
Founded
1978
Diversified into Aerospace industry
1981
First CNC machine
1990
Purchased by Andrew Sochaj
2004
Company relocated to Rapistan Location
2004
Purchased Water Jet
2005
25 CNCs
2007
Milton Location opened
2009
Century Location opened
2009
50 CNCs
2012
Meadowpine Location opened
2013
75 CNCs
2016
100 CNCs
2016
Krasnik, Poland Location opened 


Founded in 1964, Ted Kosiorek started his own shop renting space in west-end Toronto. Within five years the new company, Cyclone, began production of aircraft parts, now Cyclone's mainstay operation. In co-operation with a Detroit-based company, Cyclone was the first to manufacture indexable cutters, which are now used throughout the industry. Then, in 1985, the company opened its Mississauga operations and refocused on what it has always done best: the production of aircraft components. The company purchased its first CNC machine in the 1980s. In 1990, leadership was passed from Kosiorek to the new president, Andrew Sochaj, a Cyclone employee since 1977.

From the 1990s onwards, the company has continued to expand. First from a 24,000 sq ft facility to a 60,000 sq ft one. After acquiring a $3.6 million contract in 2003 with the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Taiwan's premier military and commercial aircraft and parts manufacturer, Cyclone moved into its current state-of-the-art 80,000 sq ft plant. In 2007, following another contract signing with Lockheed Martin, the company expanded again by opening a 40,000 sq ft operation in Milton, about 40 km west of Toronto. To develop its own anodizing capabilities and to increase the corrosion resistance of its aluminum products, Cyclone launched its third location, a 90,000 sq ft facility in Mississauga. As demand increased, Cyclone expanded into a 4th 100,000 square foot facility in 2013 and opened its first international location in Europe. Cyclone currently has 5 locations with over 400,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.