About Us

Avmor was founded in 1948 by Avrum Morrow and Henry Chinks. Avmor’s responsibility has been to provide optimal cleaning solutions while maintaining and enhancing health and safety standards. Remaining Canada’s leading provider of professional cleaning solutions, Avmor’s innovative products and cleaning programs promote efficient, healthier, and sustainable practices that exceed performance expectations. Maximizing business revenues should not compromise compliance with sustainability and quality standards. Adopting Avmor’s sustainable and traditional cleaning solutions and training programs will help consistently exceed the required health, safety, environmental demands and requirements.

Clean for Health

Avmor’s practices encompasses a commitment to health and community by ensuring safer cleaning solutions, proper training and education for safe handling of products that contain less harmful chemicals for a healthy clean.

  • Dedicated to the community since its inception in the heart of Old Montreal, Avmor prioritizes the role of education.
  • Providing education and training (both hands on and video) support and guidance for customers and users.
  • Promoting disinfection of critical touch points.
  • Manufacturing safer cleaning solutions to ensure custodian’s safety and eliminating harmful effects caused by harsh chemicals.
  • Ensuring improved indoor air quality through cleaning programs.
  • Hosting Green Cleaning for Health Forums involves Avmor in the community through education about sustainable green products.

Clean for the Environment

Health is a necessity and clean is Avmor’s duty; let our innovative products ensure a healthier environment while adhering and surpassing sustainable objectives and manufacturing in accordance with ISO 14001 standards.

  • Avmor has been on the forefront of the cleaning industry for over 65 years.
  • Health and sanitation are a priority; sustainable strategies maximize products’ efficiency.
  • Avmor’s responsibility of developing innovative technologies to deliver optimal results.
  • Social and environmental responsibility is integral to Avmor, offering a line of over 50 UL Ecologo certified cleaning solutions.
  • The use of innovative cleaning products demonstrates that high performance does not require compromising sustainability objectives.
  • Selecting raw materials and developing formulations that do not have negative impacts on our landfills.

Clean for Performance

Avmor has remained at the industry forefront, defining product performance standards and striving for the safest and most cost-effective cleaning solutions for professional use.

  • ISO 9001 certification attests to our dedication to quality and commitment to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • On-site Quality Control and Quality Assurance Lab, Regulatory Affairs Department, and Microbiology Lab. Total of 7 chemists.
  • Continuously manufacturing cleaning solutions with the objective of upholding efficient and environmentally conscious practices that consistently exceed expectations.
  • A rarity in Canada, Avmor’s outstanding facilities manufactures using cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) procedures, which is a prerequisite for manufacturing hand soaps that include antiseptic claims for DIN (Drug Identification Number) and NPN (Natural Product Number) approved products.
  • National efforts through, qualified and CIMS (Cleaning Industry Management Standard) certified Sales Representatives to provide cleaning and maintenance solutions and training support to distributers and end users to ensure optimal performance and safety.

Since 1948, Avmor has been providing A More Complete Clean by:

  • LEADING – being North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of professional cleaning chemicals and sustainable solutions;
  • INNOVATING – creating leading products that promote the health and safety of people and the environment;
  • DELIVERING – by ensuring best in class performance of our cleaning products while remaining competitively priced;
  • TEACHING – by educating the market about the importance of clean to prevent sickness and disease.

Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Avmor is Canada’s leading manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions. Our state of the art manufacturing facilities include 8,000 pallet spaces, all of which is housed in a 155,000 square-foot ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified plant. Avmor maximizes efficiency and sustainable initiatives through the use of modern equipment, private brand expertise and technology, all occurring within the same facility. Avmor holds an establishment license and manufactures using cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) procedures for the production of DIN (Drug Identification Number) and NPN approved hand care solutions. Our inventory is tracked using an integrated perpetual inventory computer system along with an integrated logistics system. Avmor’s innovations ensure quality through commitment to health, the environment and performance.

Avmor’s integrity is upheld by a dedicated team of scientists and technicians, including 3 chemists, who research and develop industry leading cleaning solutions for our targeted market segments. An on-site quality control lab ensures a product output of highest quality. Our process is extensive, including conducting thorough testing of raw materials and finished solutions.  Avmor’s on-site facilities also include a fully equipped lab, regulatory affairs department, and microbiology lab that provide us with the ability to continuously develop the most efficient solutions. Through optimizing our quality control lab and quality assurance, Avmor is able to provide you with cleaning results that will exceed cleaning and health regulations and standards. At Avmor, we use our resources in the most optimal ways possible, which places us at the forefront of the industry, and solidifies our position as pioneers in environmentally friendly and innovative cleaning solutions.

Avmor’s relentless attention to strict standards and regulations makes us innovators in Canada, producing private branded products for clients who trust and know the value of our integrity and precise testing and quality control procedures. Avmor manufactures a diverse range of cleaning solutions to meet your cleaning needs, including cleaning programs for Floor Care, Washroom Care, Disinfection, Cleaning, Hand Care, De-greasing and so much more. Avmor continuously adheres to stringent antiseptic regulations, Avmor also produces DIN (Drug Identification Number) and NPN (Natural Product Number) approved hand care solutions. Avmor’s Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and sustainability principles work to continually improve the manufacturing process that distinguishes us as your ideal contract manufacturing partner.

As Canada’s leading manufacturer in cleaning solutions, it is essential that we provide you with the utmost in quality and performance. Through our onsite availability, expertise, knowledge, and commitment to quality, Avmor ensures products are used safely and effectively to guarantee maximum performance and exceed expectations. Avmor’s attention to customer satisfaction and our innovative products are what sets us apart from our competitors.


Here’s what our customers are saying about us:

 

“It has always been difficult to clean grout with conventional products. We cannot believe that the grout has now been restored to its original colour with environmentally friendly products!”

Kent Budden, Manager of Custodial Services, Memorial University


Since making the switch to Avmor’s EcoPure Floor Care products, the University has been impressed with the ease of use and performance of these products, in particular Avmor’s EP82 UHS Floor Finish. It is a thicker product with low odour that goes on smooth. If there are any imperfections on the floor, the product fills them in, hiding any deficiencies in the floor. Cindy Murphy notes, “We get many compliments about our ‘shiny’ floors. Avmor’s EP82 holds the shine very well in high traffic areas.” She was not only pleased with the hands-on training provided by Avmor to her staff to ensure that the floor care products are used properly and performing at their optimal level but she was also impressed with their after sales support as well.


OMNI’s implementation of Avmor’s products has been an outstanding success. So much so that the company’s need for conventional specialty products is disappearing. Ross Manley, Vice-President Corporate Development at OMNI, notes that the company’s partnership with Avmor has increased their credibility: “Avmor’s Ecopure products have proven to work equivalent to, if not better than, conventional ‘non-green’ products.”


“The pictures from the hospital in the training manual provided our staff with the confidence to know where and how to use the products properly, there was no second guessing of the products.”

St. Mary’s Hospital
Carlo DeStefano, Manager of Housekeeping


“We could visibly see the grease coming off the floors, it was almost as though the floor was leaching.” Max Graves notes.

IWK Hospital
Max Graves Operation Manager Crothall Services Canada


“Dalhousie University cleaning products have been reduced by 75%. Employees no longer complain about the toxic vapours emitted by conventional cleaning products, or about any skin and eye irritations caused by such products.”

Dalhousie University
Michael Murphy, Manager of Environmental Services at Dalhousie University


“Thanks to the support of Avmor, we have reviewed the way we disinfect. We have also obtained several wall charts for our teachers, our cooks and our janitorial staff.”

Centre de la petite enfance – TIRELOU
Christine Moody, Directrice générale


“Not only do the products work, they are price competitive. It meets my budgetary needs.”

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kenny Holden, Manager of Housekeeping at VCEC


“The maintenance of our kitchen is easier and more profitable with Avmor’s Quick Stuff products. The Quick Stuff products pack sizes are convenient and maximize storage space in our kitchen.”

Allégria Rerstaurant
Donna Maria Dalonzo, Owner


“There is a lot of glass in the casino and EP61 dries to a streak free shine.”

Richard Nesland, Facility Manager
Dakota Dunes Casino, Saskatchewan


“Our faculty and students would complain about the fragrance that conventional products transmitted. Since the switch, our maintenance staff would mop the floor in their presence and they would not say a word.”

Corey Prosser and Robert Fraser
Facility Maintenance, NSCC, Nova Scotia


“Change can be difficult, but our staff has already embraced the products.” reports John Eastwood, Director of recreation and Community Services, after having heard positive feedback from his staff during the recent stripping and re-finishing of the banquet hall.

John Eastwood
Director of Recreational and Community Services
District of Elkford


“Orange Stuff made the difference. Where the floors were dirty before, they are now clean,” remarked Joe Lamb, Director of Operations at Panago Pizza. The staff is also delighted with the Avmor products. Previously, they had no chemical available to clean the restaurants’ ovens. Now, Avmor’s Hot Stuff Gel keeps the ovens clean.”

Panago Pizza


“My staff was impressed with the Glass & Surface Cleaner – it dries to a streak free shine. It saves on labour.”

Valerie Peers
Executive Housekeeper, Place Louis Riel, Winnipeg


“Since using Avmor’s EcoPure, our employees do not complain about headaches, skin irritations and coughing … so we are happy.”

José Pimentel
Owner, Lagoa Maintenance, Quebec


“…Because they work: they clean effectively and efficiently…Other products require too much labour.”

Kerry Nolan
Manager Custodial Services, NAIT, Alberta


“There is no comparison to the conventional cleaning products that we were using – EcoPure outperforms.”

Barb Walker, Housekeeping Manager, Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg


“EcoPure is a high quality cleaning program that is effective and safe for users and people living in the environment.”

Blaine James, President, Seascape Building Maintenance Inc.


“We were extremely impressed with the Biomor technology and decided to test A.S.A.P. Floor Degreaser on the hospital kitchen floors”, Max Graves, Operation Manager Crothall Services says, “we could visibly see the grease coming off the floors”.

Avmor clean for the environment


Grinner’s Food Systems have been using the Avmor Quick Stuff program for over 3 years in our Greco and Capt. Sub locations throughout Atlantic Canada. This simple and easy to use program has helped our locations follow HACCP principles while maintaining a clean environment for our customers and employees. Avmor has been very supportive in helping us establish a customized program that meets our needs.

Bernard DeCoste, Vice President Operations,
Grinner’s Food Systems Limited.


I am the owner of Lave Auto Prestige Inc. located in Dorval. I would like to confirm that AVMOR products perform better than other products we currently use. They are more economical and the cars look much better.

Victor Brassard
Lave Auto Prestige Inc.


I recently purchased a 20,000 sq ft industrial building in Montreal. This building was used for the manufacturing of brakes and clutches for cars and trucks. You can imagine the filth and grease that has accumulated over the past 30 years.

We spent 3 months cleaning the building and after we were finished, the building didn’t have the right look. After speaking with an Avmor representative, “EXTRA Cleaner Degreaser” was recommended. Well… you don’t know how happy I am. My building looks almost like new. What was amazing is how easy this product works. We sprayed “EXTRA” on the ceiling, on the walls, on the floors and then we hosed all the “EXTRA” off everything. I don’t know if I should tell you this because I saved a lot of money using this “EXTRA” product. “EXTRA” is so efficient that we added a little water to make it go further. It still performed miracles. Thank you very much for your input in this project.

Regards, Robert Garfield

Avmor Hospitality
 

 


I thought it would only be fitting to let you know the success I have had with the Avmor Quick Stuff Cleaning Program.

The product has worked well in all aspects of our business, which includes everything from cleaning the windows to boiling out our cookers and sanitizing our restaurant. The interesting part of this program is how all of the staff has memorized the colour codes of each chemical. They all use the right product for the right job.

We appreciate the support Avmor has given us to set this program up, but the quality of the product is what keeps the program in place. We would highly recommend this program to other restaurant chains, as it has proven to be a complete success.

We look forward to your continued support.

Yours truly,
Dave Silvester
President
Dixie Lee

Avmor Group founder, Avrum Morrow, shares his love affair with Montreal, the city’s architecture and the local art world through his dedication to the Avmor Collection, an art gallery housed in the company’s original headquarters in the heart of Old Montreal. The ever-growing permanent collection boasts over 300 works of art, all depicting the inspiring facade of the historic Avmor building on Saint Helene street.

Over the past 40 years, Mr. Morrow has comissioned paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings from artists young and old, famous and unknown. A testament to his dedication to the continuation of the gallery and its works of art, Mr.Morrow still offers personal tours of the collection by appointment.