Our history:

2016

New Website

We launched an awesome new site.

2016

Zeiss Changes Focus

Having been the ZEISS Sports Optics distributor for over 10 years, Gentec welcomes the expansion of Zeiss products to include photographic and cinematography lenses.

2015

New Growth Across Divisions

Gentec continues to expand it’s portfolio of distribution with Pro-Ject Turntables, Phottix Imaging and Marumi filters.

2015

Twenty Five Years of Partnerships

Gentec celebrates 25 years of strong partnerships with the top Canadian retailers and its suppliers from around the world.

2013

Platinum

Gentec attains Platinum Club member status after seven years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

2013

Partners with Maple Leaf Sports

Gentec and Klipsch partner with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment as the official speakers and headphones of the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and Live Nation Entertainment.

2012

Leading Edge

As one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Gentec stays at the forefront of technology with its Mobifoto line of iPhone accessories.

2012

Vitec Imaging Arrives at Gentec

Gentec is proudly named the exclusive distributor of Vitec Imaging products in Canada, providing legendary brands like Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata and Lastolite to Canadian photographers.

2011

Product Growth

Gentec adds several new brands, including Tamrac and NHL, and is again one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

2010

On the Air

Still on of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Gentec expands its media exposure with a Klipsch radio campaign.

2009

Investing

Gentec completes 100,000-square-foot warehouse expansion and celebrates a third year as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

2008

More Accolades

Gentec retains honour of being on of Canada’s Best Manages Companies.

2007

Accolades

Gentec names on of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

2006

Set Sail with Sigma

Gentec rewards Sigma dealers with a Mediterranean cruise as sales continue to grow.

2005

15 Year Anniversary

Gentec proudly celebrates 15 years in business.

2004

AJC Recognition

The American Jewish Committee honours Joel Seigel with its Imaging Division Human Relations Award.

2003

Gentec Gets the Vibe

Gentec enters the world of 12-volt mobile audio accessories.

2002

Journey to Japan

On the strength of growing Sigma sales, Gentec rewards dealers with a trip to Japan.

2001

Roots On Board

Gentec negotiates a long term licensing agreement for Roots branded products.

2000

10 Year Anniversary

Gentec reaches milestone 10 years in business.

1999

Excellent Recognized

Gentec receives the Markham Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Award.

1998

Moving On Up

Gentec moves to the 75,000-squre-foot facility at 90 Royal Crest Court.

1997

Aquisition

Still growing, Gentec acquires Vivitar Canada Ltd.

1996

New Division

Gentec continues its growth by adding the new Tasco Optics Canada division.

1995

5th Year Anniversary

Gentec celebrates five years of growth and success.

1994

Aquisition

Gentec acquires assets of Kingsway Films.

1993

Going Wireless

Gentec adds another product line to it’s offerings and enters the mobile communication accessory business.

1992

Getting Connected

Electronics accessories are added to the product line. Gentec installs the Radio Beacon wireless warehouse picking systems.

1991

Growing...

Gentec moves to the 26,100-square-foot building at 80 Bentley Street.

1990

The Beginning

Gentec opens its doors on the 2nd floor of the Scintrex building.