Expert manufacturing solutions for consistent, reliable delivery

Advanced manufacturing services from design and production to installation and lifecycle support

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Calian has been a leader in manufacturing services, meeting quality and schedule demands for over 30 years. 

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Manufacturing standards

Calian manufacturing services adhere to:
  •  IPC-A-610 classes 1 thru 3: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • J-STD-001: Solder Joint Industry Standard
  • IPC-7711/7721: Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 : Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
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Composites manufacturing

Calian offers composites-specific engineering, metrology and project planning services, right through to full component prototyping with production of final products and assemblies.

  • We specialize in the design and production of high-precision carbon epoxy antenna structures, and we are moving into new markets that can take advantage of composite structures that are rustproof, corrosion-resistant, durable and have a high strength-to-weight ratio. 
  • We can build to any specifications and design, using your specs or our in-house team of engineers.
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Circuit card assembly

Calian specializes in build-to-print and custom design manufacturing of high-quality circuit card assemblies (CCA) using both surface mount and through-hole technology. 

  • We have a state-of-the-art surface mount technology (SMT) assembly line capable of laser marking of PWBs, automated solder paste inspection, 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) and off-line 3D x-ray inspection.
  • Programmable selective solder machines and skilled assemblers are used in the placement of thru-hole components.
  • We support a wide range of customers in the commercial, government, defence and agriculture industries and can accommodate a variety of production volumes and complexities.   
  • Fully programmable selective conformal coating and dispense system, for use with solvent- or water-based coatings.
  • We specialize in providing cutting-edge engineering solutions tailored to meet your circuit card assembly needs. With a proven track record of excellence, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to keep your designs current and optimized. 
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Wiring harnesses and cables

Calian designs, manufactures and tests many varieties of cable and harness assemblies, simple through complex. We are a proven supplier and can meet strict quality and E3 requirements cost-effectively. 

  • Our manufacturing team is fully trained and works to IPC-A-620, employing industry best practices to accommodate production volumes and complexities.
  • Our extensive inventory of automated equipment can produce a wide variety of cables and harnesses from low prototype quantities to large production volumes. 
  • Harnesses and cables are tested throughout the manufacturing process ensuring electrical performance and mechanical robustness.
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Product assembly

Calian’s highly skilled, certified assemblers, operators and technicians are trained to follow strict quality controls. Our dedicated procurement and customer support teams can procure the parts, assemble your products and deliver on time to meet your critical deadlines. 

  • We offer high-quality assembly processes and procedures across various industries, including agriculture, automotive, mining and telecommunication.
  • Our manufacturing equipment enables us to offer a variety of production volumes from small prototype runs to high-volume continuous production.   
  • Leveraging the latest advancements in technology and industry best practices, along with decades of experience, we can streamline your assembly process to maximize efficient and achieve cost savings.

Fibreglass canopies

Calian manufactures custom fibreglass canopies for commercial and automotive use. 

  • We can design and manufacture the tooling as well as additional components to extend your branding, such as for shrouds or other fascia to go along with canopies.
  • Our state-of-the-art composite manufacturing facilities and highly skilled teams ensure you get a top-quality product, delivered quickly. 

Lifecycle Management

Calian provides comprehensive support across various stages of product development and management. Our offerings encompass design assistance, procurement solutions, prototyping services, configuration control, production support, inventory management and obsolescence management services.

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Inventory control

Ensuring product control, quality and build repeatability is a top priority. Our team uses an MRP system to track and account for each customer’s project materials. Our customer inventory is stored in an access-controlled and stable environment where it is isolated from other project materials and preserved in a production-ready state.

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Configuration control

Calian has the processes and infrastructure in place to ensure that any modifications or updates are properly documented, evaluated, approved, and implemented in a controlled manner to maintain the integrity and functionality of the product. 

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Obsolescence management

Calian takes a proactive approach. Using our extensive engineering expertise to mitigate and resolve obsolescence issues as they arise.

We use industry tools to predict component lifecycles as well as provide real-time change notifications and last-time-buy opportunities. Early obsolescence notifications provide our teams and our customers options ensuring products can remain in use longer.


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Warranty and repair services

Calian offers a complete In-service support program for the exceptional products and services we manufacture. We support our customers from initial design through product end of life and everywhere in between.

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Social responsibility at Calian

Committed to social responsibility.

ESG—more than a buzzword.

Our vision builds on our mission, values, historical commitment to social responsibility and key competencies. It provides a framework and focus for our activities and corporate communications related to ESG (Environmental Social Governance).

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Your service inspires us.

Proudly welcoming  100+ veterans to our team every year

Their expertise enriches our solutions, and hiring military spouses is our heartfelt way of giving back to the defence community. We’re committed to being there for you, in and out of uniform.

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Relocating? We’ve got you covered.

4,000+ family members connected with family doctors

Our partnership with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services ensures that military family members are connected with family doctors, hassle-free.

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Building a resilient community together.

$650,000+ in corporate giving

We are woven into our community’s fabric, our support extending to renowned organizations and causes. We’re not just about business; we are about building a supportive and resilient community together.

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Engaging in research that matters.

Our contributions to significant research projects and our focus on environmental safety are unwavering. We’re front-runners in compliance with environmental laws and continually innovate to lessen our ecological footprint.

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Committed to exceeding expectations.

30+ Indigenous community engagements

With a published Indigenous engagement policy, Calian sets out the framework and guidelines for all Calian business activities while being wholly committed to meeting—even exceeding—the five per cent Indigenous participation requirement on all Federal contracts.

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