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With our focus on improving field to finish productivity, we are constantly evolving to bring our customers the best of Cansel. Read our press releases to discover some of our achievements and more.

Cansel Brings TinySurveyor Robot to Canada

Vancouver, BC, July 29, 2021— Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, and utility industries, announced today an exclusive agreement with Denmark-based TinyMobileRobots to distribute the TinySurveyor robot in Canada.

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Cansel expands its business footprint into the United States with the acquisition of California Surveying & Drafting Supply, Inc.

Vancouver, BC, January 6, 2021— Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction and utility industries, announced today the strategic acquisition of California Surveying & Drafting Supply (CSDS) in Sacramento, California, USA with retail locations in Dublin and Fresno.

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GeoVerra makes a significant investment in new equipment, providing the most up-to-date technology for its clients

Edmonton, AB, November 16, 2020— At the beginning of November, GeoVerra took possession of over 100 pieces of new Trimble equipment from Cansel, one of the company’s surveying equipment providers. The purchase, which was the biggest equipment order Cansel received in 2020, is indicative of GeoVerra’s competitive position in the market.

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Cansel expands its portfolio of underground asset management locate and pipeline inspection products in Ontario and Alberta

TORONTO, ON, October 1, 2018— Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired the precision location business of Trenchless Utility Equipment Inc. in Ontario and Alberta.

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Cansel announces the launch of COBALT™ Graphics Distribution

VANCOUVER, BC, August 13, 2018— Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries is excited to announce today the creation of COBALT Graphics Distribution, a new company focused on the graphics communications market.

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Cansel signs commercial drone distribution agreement with Delair, now certified compliant by Transport Canada

VANCOUVER, BC and LABEGE, France – June 19, 2018— Cansel is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with Delair, a leading global supplier of commercial drone solutions.

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SolidCAD continues to solidify its presence in Québec with the acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM)

TORONTO, ON, June 4, 2018— SolidCAD, a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner and Canada’s premier technology solution and professional service provider, has announced today the strategic acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM).

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Cansel announces distribution agreement with GeoSLAM based in the UK

VANCOUVER, BC, April 16, 2018— Cansel is pleased to announce an distribution agreement with GeoSLAM, a global market leader in 3D geospatial technology solutions.

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Cansel to Distribute Microdrones Fully Integrated Drone Systems Throughout Canada

VAUDREUIL-DORION, QC, March 28, 2018— Cansel is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to distribute Microdrones integrated systems. This agreement furthers Microdrones’ distribution throughout Canada and helps customers to adopt drone technology for geospatial applications.

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Cansel announces exclusive reseller agreement with ikeGPS

VANCOUVER, BC, March 20, 2018— Cansel is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with ikeGPS, who is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and manage asset information.

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Cansel announces the acquisition of BD Art & Drafting Supplies Ltd. in Calgary

Vancouver, BC, January 19, 2018— Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced that it has acquired BD Art & Drafting Supplies Ltd., a customer-focused paper company proudly servicing Calgary since 1985.

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Leading Autodesk solutions providers, KETIV and SolidCAD establish a strategic partnership

Toronto, ON, December 5, 2017—  SolidCAD, a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner and Canada's premier technology solution and professional service provider, has announced its strategic partnership with KETIV Technologies, INC. SolidCAD and KETIV will work together to improve their services and access to Autodesk software to better serve their clients across North America.

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Cansel announces the acquisition of Ernest-Joubert, Inc., GeoShack’s field supply operations in Quebec

Vancouver, BC, December 4, 2017—  Cansel is very pleased to announce today that it has acquired the field supply business from GeoShack in Quebec, formerly operating under the name Ernest-Joubert, Inc. 

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SolidCAD continues to strengthen its presence in the Quebec market with the acquisition of Consortech’s Autodesk business unit

Toronto, ON, November 6, 2017—  Cansel has been a successful Autodesk Platinum Partner, supporting customers across Canada for all of their software and professional service needs, for over eight years.

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Cansel merges their national Autodesk business operations into SolidCAD forming the largest Autodesk Platinum Partner in Canada

Toronto, ON, August 1, 2017—  Cansel has been a successful Autodesk Platinum Partner, supporting customers across Canada for all of their software and professional service needs, for over eight years.

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SolidCAD earns Autodesk Construction Specialization

Toronto, ON, July, 2017 — SolidCAD, Canada's largest Autodesk Platinum Reseller, has been awarded the new Construction Specialization allowing them to provide clients with industry leading construction and data management tools, training and support.

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Cansel/SolidCAD expands its presence in Atlantic Canada with the acquisition of Atlantic CAD Solutions Inc.

Vancouver, BC, May, 2017 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced that it has acquired Atlantic CAD Solutions Inc. and that it will unite these operations with the existing Cansel/SolidCAD operations.

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Cansel announces the acquisition of Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies’ Canadian wide format printing supplies division

Vancouver, BC, March 31, 2017 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced today that it has acquired the Canadian wide format printing supplies division of Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies.

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Cansel/SolidCAD expands its presence in Québec with the acquisition of IRISCO's Autodesk business unit

Vancouver, BC, March 16, 2017 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced today that it has acquired the Autodesk operations of IRISCO and that it will unite these operations with the existing Cansel/SolidCAD operations.

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Cansel expands its engineering bond paper converting operations in Eastern Canada

Vancouver, BC, March 16, 2017 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced today that it has acquired the Autodesk operations of IRISCO and that it will unite these operations with the existing Cansel/SolidCAD operations.

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Cansel expands both its portfolio and presence in the Quebec graphics marketplace by acquiring PMP Media

Toronto, ON, May 1, 2017 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired PMP Media. Founded in 1978, the company has been assisting Quebec residents with their digital imaging and printing needs by providing an excellent selection of top brands in digital equipment and products, supplies and services. PMP Media is known for its fast delivery, flexible and personalized approach and outstanding customer service.

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Cansel celebrates 50th anniversary

Vancouver, BC, March 17, 2016 — Cansel, a provider of integrated software, hardware, training and professional services, celebrates its 50th year anniversary this month. Since its founding on March 15, 1966, Cansel has strived to provide exceptional customer service with minimum downtime and high quality products. As the business has expanded over the years, the focus has been on achieving two primary objectives: doing more for its existing clients in terms of delivering value, products and services and focusing on growth in Canada.

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Cansel creates BuildingPoint Canada Inc. and acquires Dowco Technology Services, the Tekla reseller for Canada

Vancouver, BC, December 31, 2015 — Cansel, a provider of integrated software, hardware, training and professional services, announced today the creation of BuildingPoint Canada.

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Cansel merges its Ontario Autodesk business unit into SolidCAD Solutions and takes an equity stake in the joint organization

Toronto, ON, July 31, 2015 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, and government industries, announced today that it has merged its Ontario Autodesk business unit into SolidCAD Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Value Added Reseller (VAR) specializing in solutions for the building, civil, process and power, and manufacturing industries. Cansel has purchased an equity stake in this enhanced enterprise.

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Cansel expands its wide format offering, and adds flexo packaging and commercial offset to its portfolio through acquiring Ernest Green & Son.

Toronto, ON, July, 2015 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired Ernest Green & Son Ltd., the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada.

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Cansel expands their authorized reseller agreement with BlueCielo ECM Solutions to achieve national partner status

Montreal, OC, May 15, 2015 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, and government industries, announced today that an agreement has been signed with BlueCielo ECM Solutions to expand their authorized reseller agreement providing world-class engineering content management solutions across Canada.

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Cansel expands their authorized reseller agreement with Canon Canada to achieve national distributor status

Vancouver, BC, April 2, 2015 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, and government industries, announced today that an agreement has been signed with Professional Printing Solutions Group, a division of Canon Canada Inc., to expand their authorized reseller agreement providing Océ-branded wide format printers across Canada.

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Cansel achieves Autodesk Platinum Reseller Status, Autodesk’s Highest Tier for VARs

Vancouver, BC, FEB 2, 2015 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and professional services to the engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, utilities and manufacturing industries, announced today their designation as an Autodesk Platinum Tier Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Platinum Tier partners comprise the highest level of the Autodesk Value Added Reseller program, which incorporates Autodesk software solutions along with proven and measurable technical expertise in a specific industry or unique business.

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Strengthening and expanding our paper conversion manufacturing capability in Ontario

Cansel has made a significant step to increase its paper converting services through the recent acquisition of the Canadian Paper and Film Converters (CPFC) in Ontario. The company has served the wide format media industry in Greater Toronto and Southeastern Ontario since 1991.

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Cansel expands into Wide Format market in Quebec through the acquisition of Dutech Matériel D’Art Appliqué Inc.

Quebec, QC, December 5, 2014 — Cansel, a provider of integrated software, hardware, training and professional services, announced today the acquisition of Dutech Matériel D'Art Appliqué Inc. has supplied Océ, HP and Canon equipment, paper and media in Quebec City and Chicoutimi for over 20 years.

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Cansel partners with Global eTraining to deliver comprehensive Autodesk training solutions across Canada

Vancouver, BC, October 7, 2014 — Cansel is pleased to announce the implementation of our reseller partnership with Global eTraining (GeT), a computer-based technical training company based out of Edmonton, Canada. Through this partnership with Global e-Training, Cansel will bring a wider range of training to their customer base.

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Cansel recognized by HP for growth and service in Canada

Vancouver, BC, May, 2017 — Cansel today announced that it has received awards from HP for its expansion in Canada.

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Cansel acquires Robert Steltman Inc., an Autodesk Authorized Developer based in Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, July, 2013 —  Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Robert Steltman Inc., an Autodesk Authorized Developer based in Toronto, Ontario..

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Cansel earns Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Specialization

Vancouver, BC, July 3, 2013 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has earned the new Civil Infrastructure Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

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Cansel enhances its Autodesk manufacturing business with the acquisition of Solid Engineering Solutions Inc.

Vancouver, BC, May, 2017 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Solid Engineering Solutions Inc., based in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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Cansel acquires Copie Tech, in Val-d’Or, Québec

Vancouver, BC, June, 2013 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Copie Tech, a leading reprographic company based in Val-d'Or, Québec..

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Cansel and ClearEdge3D announce new Reseller Agreement

Vancouver, BC, May 22, 2013 — Cansel and ClearEdge3D jointly announced a reseller partnership that will make the EdgeWise suite of automated modeling software available to customers across Canada. Cansel has been providing design and drafting software to the engineering, architecture, manufacturing industries for almost 30 years and this advanced software sets a new precedence for modeling workflow.

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Cansel achieves the Platinum Award for the highest growth for sales in Canada

Vancouver, BC, May 9, 2013 — Cansel announced that it has received Autodesk' coveted Platinum Award for the highest growth for new sales in Canada, during fiscal year ending on January 31st, 2013. Cansel was the only Canadian company to win Platinum Award from Autodesk for Autodesk's fiscal year 2013.

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Cansel acquires the Drawing Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, On, May 6, 2013 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has acquired The Drawing Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

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Cansel acquires Bob's Copy Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Vancouver, BC, March 21, 2013 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, manufacturing and government industries, announced today that it has acquired the Bob's Copy Centre, a leading reprographic company based in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Cansel acquires CAD Worx Warehouse Inc.

Edmonton, AB, February 12, 2013 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, and construction industries, announced today the acquisition of CAD Worx Warehouse Inc. The company with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, is one of Western Canada's largest authorized sales and service provider of HP and KIP printing equipment.

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Cansel acquires Phoenix Imaging Calgary

Vancouver, BC, October 4 , 201 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, and construction industries, announced today the acquisition of Phoenix Imaging Calgary, in Alberta.

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Cansel acquires Phoenix Media Direct Inc.

Vancouver, BC, June 25, 2012 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, and construction industries, announced the acquisition of Phoenix Media Direct Inc. a large format printing company, based in Burnaby, BC.

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Cansel enhances its print capabilities with the acquisition of Maritime Digital Colour Inc. in Dartmouth, N.S.

Vancouver, BC, June 4, 2012 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Maritime Digital Colour Inc., which specializes in offset print, finishing and wide format solutions.

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Cansel enhances its wide format business with the acquisition of NDS West Micro Systems Inc.

Vancouver, BC, May 28, 2012 —  Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired NDS West Micro Systems Inc, which specializes in large format/office document solutions..

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Cansel enhances its wide format business with the acquisition of Capital Cad Supplies.

Vancouver, BC, February 16, 2012 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Capital Cad Supplies Ltd, an imaging and wide product reseller located in the Maritimes.

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Cansel enhances its Autodesk business with the acquisition of Le Groupe BusCom

Vancouver, BC, October 3, 2011 — Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired Le Groupe BusCom based in Montreal, Quebec.

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Cansel enhances its Autodesk business with the acquisition of Onix

Vancouver, BC, July 4, 2011 —  Cansel, a provider of software, hardware and services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and government industries, announced today that it has acquired the software division of Onix, an Autodesk value-added reseller (VAR) located in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Cansel Acquires Autodraft

Vancouver, BC, October 1, 2010 — Cansel today announced its acquisition of Autodraft Inc. The combination of Cansel, Global CADD Systems, a division of Cansel, and Autodraft will create Canada’s only provider able to deliver integrated software, hardware and services solutions for optimizing customers’ workflow..

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Cansel Acquires Wade Atlantic

Vancouver, BC, September 1, 2010 —  I am very pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2010, Cansel has acquired Wade Atlantic, with 5 offices located in Atlantic Canada.

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Global CADD Systems a division of Cansel Achieves Autodesk Gold Tier VAR Status

Vancouver, BC, August 1, 2010 — Global CADD Systems, a division of Cansel, today announced their designation as an Autodesk Gold Tier Value-Added Reseller (VAR), with AEC authorization. Gold Tier partners comprise an elevated level of the AutodeskValue Added Reseller program, which incorporates Autodesk software solutions along with proven and measurable technical expertise in a specific industry or unique business. Gold partners provide their customers with full solutions from pre- and post-sales support, to training, implementation, and customization. They work closely with Autodesk to help customers design, simulate and analyze their ideas, increase operational efficiencies and maximize their return on investment in Autodesk software solutions.

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Global CADD Systems a division of Cansel now Authorized for Autodesk’s Architectural Solutions

Vancouver, BC, February 1, 2010 — Global CADD Systems (GCS) a division of Cansel is pleased to announce that it has been authorized to market Autodesk’s full suite of architectural and MEP solutions to the A/E/C market in Canada. The Autodesk software applications include; AutoCAD Architecture.

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Acquisition of Microtek by Global CADD Systems a division of Cansel

Vancouver, BC, November 9, 2009 — Global CADD Systems (GCS) a division of Cansel is pleased to announce the acquisition of Microtek, the award winning Autodesk® Authorized Reseller in Atlantic Canada. Microtek has been providing computer aided design solutions to companies in Atlantic Canada since 1987

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