We specialize in:
1) Supplying standard and high performance engineered elastomeric materials.
2) Sourcing industrial product across Asia, Europe and North America.
The supply side of our business focuses on sheet, sponge and foam rubber. We own and operate three industrial rubber brands which include:
‣ Premlene® (sheet rubber)
‣ National Silicone™ (solid, sponge & foam silicone)
‣ Rubatex® (sponge rubber)
The sourcing side of our business helps organizations develop, manufacture, buy, sell or transport industrial products across Asia, Europe and North America.
‣ Founded in 1999.
‣ Over 20 years of international and rubber business experience.
‣ Canadian owned and operated.
‣ Headquartered in Kitchener (1 hour west of Toronto).
‣ Asia office in Suzhou, China (1 hour west of Shanghai).
‣ Sales rep locations include, Houston TX, Portland OR, Kelowna B.C., Queretaro MX
‣ GCP is the largest sheet rubber importer into North America.
‣ Production network that spans 3 continents and includes 7 of the top 10 most competitive manufacturing nations.
‣ Supply more than 15 million pounds of industrial material coast to coast on a yearly basis.
|#1 IN NORTH AMERICA FOR IMPORT SHEET RUBBER SUPPLY||WE SUPPLY OVER 4500 RUBBER SKU’S||PASSED OVER 1000 SALES QUOTES TO OUR CUSTOMERS||PRODUCTION
IN 7 COUNTRIES
|COMMERCIALIZED OVER 250 PRODUCTS IN OUR HISTORY|
The GCP story begins during the mid 1990’s in Louisville Kentucky. This is where Gary Mottershead, President of GCP Industrial Products, and then owner of an innovative tire recycling company – Recovery Technologies – was asked an intriguing question:
Was he interested in selling tire-recycling units to China?
Captivated by the opportunity he leaped at the chance. However, after a few visits, Gary realized the Chinese didn’t need the equipment he was selling. But they did need his help. Specifically, how to navigate the unique requirements of the North American sheet rubber marketplace.
Together, Gary and his partners set out to develop a high quality, long lasting sheet rubber material. A material that would be uniform and consistent in quality, roll after roll.
It took Gary and his partners three years before the first roll of rubber finally left the factory floor.
What started off as a narrow product line containing only of commercial SBR, developed into over 4,500 SKUs, 3 brands, production in several continents, and one of the widest offerings of sheet, sponge and foam rubber in the industry.
1999 – In August GCP Elastomeric was incorporated by Gary Mottershead
1999 – In October our our first sheet rubber is received
1999 – The Premlene brand is established
2000 – In March Gary took his first trip to China as GCP
2002 – Expanded our sales into the U.S.
2004 – Key team members are added to manage GCP’s sourcing, logistics, finance and sales
2004 – Gary challenges the company to it’s first 10x growth goal
2007 – Key team members are added to manage marketing, admin/HR and sales
2007 – GCP establishes it’s first full time employee in China
2007 – Formalized and launched The Risk-Free Sourcing Solution
2008 – Surpass 10 million in annual sales
2008 – More U.S. sales support added
2011 – Updated GCP company logo and name
2012 – GCP China office officially opens
2012 – Expanded staff in both Canada and China
2012 – Purchased the intellectual property, formulations and molds for Rubatex sponge rubber
2013 – Named as one of Canada’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies
2014 – Achieved Gary’s 10x growth goal set in 2004
2014 – Relaunched Rubatex with production in U.S.
2015 – Introduced our National Silicone brand
2015 – Named one of Canada’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies for the 2nd time
2016 – Named one of Canada’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies for the 3nd time
2016 – Continue to add to our sales team, introducing reps in Mexico, NW US, NE US
2017 – Product focused websites launched for Premlene Sheet Rubber, National Silicone and Rubatex Sponge Rubber
2017 – Gary authored two books – The Right-Shoring Advantage and Guanxi
2018 – GCP HQ goes through major renovations
GCP Celebrates 20 Years in Business!