Second Decade

In 2004, a dream, unreachable for some, crazy for others, without future for the majority, took place in a Montreal Factory. Only eight months after returning from an assignment in Indonesia, I was working for a manufacturing company in Quebec who sent me to solve a client’s problem whose equipment was attacked by corrosion. I discovered at that time that no expert could give me technical advice in Quebec. That’s why I decided to fill that gap with specific goals:


The knight, standard bearer of Passive-Action, symbolizes our commitment to serve our customers by extending their equipment’s lifetime. This, in a short period of time, at a lower cost, while providing the highest standard of quality.

Since its creation, Passive-Action carried out ​​two major acquisitions. Industries Dalpro Quebec in 2007, and Filochrome Industries (now, our electropolishing and zinc plating division) in 2012. Passive-Action moved in 2009 to our new facility of 16,000 square feet, and doubled its workspace. Passive-Action also added three new services, improving the possibility for more surface finishing in Quebec, and consolidated its leadership. In 2014, we added non-destructive testing services and diversified our surface finishing service to the aerospace and defense industries.

November 15, 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of Passive-Action, revolutionizing constantly the sector of surface finishing in Quebec while innovating and diversifying its services, in order to serve its customers the best possible way.
In 2015, Passive-Action was certified ISO 9001: 2008 and AS9100c. In 2016, several other projects are planned to preserve our leading position Quebec’s surface finishing industry. Among them, Passive-Action has begun its Nadcap certification process.
The pursuit of our common dream has helped us celebrate our first 10 years. Meanwhile, I would like to thank:

  • Our customers for their trust. Without them, the dream would never come true,
  • Our suppliers and partners with whom we pursue our dreams,
  • And, of course, the employees of the Passive-Action family who day after day share my dream, my values and my vision.

Thank you all for these wonderful years!

Patrick Brassard, President


Patrick Brassard, President
Passive-Action inc.