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Le 12 avril 2013

Mario Goulet se joint à HERO Products comme représentant du Québec

Vancouver, Le 12 avril 2013 – Mario Goulet se joint à HERO Products comme représentant du Québec

(Delta, BC) HERO Products annonce avec plaisir que Mario Goulet s’est joint à notre équipe comme représentant dédié au Québec. Mario possède plus de 25 ans d’expérience au sein de l’industrie des équipements de peinture et revêtements. Plusieurs de nos clients connaissent déjà Mario pour avoir travaillé auparavant avec lui. Nous sommes persuadés que ses compétences aideront HERO Products à poursuivre dans l’accomplissement de sa stratégie de croissance, tout en offrant un niveau élevé de réactivité à notre clientèle. Mario est basé à Sherbrooke, Québec, et ses coordonnées sont : mobile 514-755-2891 et courriel [email protected]

Cette modification d’affectation du personnel des ventes est jumelée à notre représentation du service local en la personne de notre technicien, Charles-Lee Cloutier, ce qui permet à HERO de prétendre à une couverture provinciale pour la vente et le service des équipements des peintures les meilleures. Charles-Lee peut être rejoint par téléphone au 819-531-3460 ou par courriel au [email protected]. Fort de ses 44 années comme fournisseur canadien dans l’industrie de la peinture et des revêtements, HERO continue de vouloir atteindre ses objectifs visant à offrir la meilleure couverture en matière de vente et service du territoire du Québec.

Steve Balmer
Président et COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
+1.604.522-6543

Le 8 avril 2013

Nouvelles Agences de Vente Au Canada

Vancouver, Le 8 avril 2013 – Nouvelles Agences de Vente Au Canada

HERO Products Group, un fabricant leader d’équipements pour le secteur de la peinture basé au Canada, a décidé d’accroitre son niveau d’attention, aussi bien vis-à-vis de ses clients clés que de ses prospects. Avec cet objectif en tête, des changements dans l’organisation de notre gestion des clients ont amené HERO à adopter une approche proactive pour améliorer les relations avec nos clients, et nous avons décidé que les clients nationaux et multinationaux méritaient un service plus personnalisé de la part de notre siège social.

Cette approche doit nous amener à identifier des vendeurs avec une forte expérience dans le secteur de la peinture, des agences qui s’occuperont des clients indépendants avec toute l’expérience, les connaissances et le respect qu’ils méritent. Par conséquent, afin de vous offrir une meilleure qualité de service, nous avons nommé deux nouvelles agences de vente au Canada. Nous sommes très heureux de vous présenter ces nouveaux membres de l’équipe de vente canadienne :

Dans la province de l’Ontario, The Paint Channel dirigée par Mike Caspar (son président) a été nommée. Cette agence dispose de 3 employés à plein temps pour s’occuper de l’industrie de la peinture. A eux trois, ils disposent de plus de 20 années d’expérience. Si vous souhaitez les contacter ou prendre rendez-vous avec l’un des employés de The Paint Channel, vous pouvez les joindre par téléphone au : 416-628-4366 ou par email à : [email protected]

Dans la province du Québec, nous avons nommé Mario Goulet. Ce vendeur francophone s’appuie sur plus de 25 années d’expérience dans l’industrie de la peinture. Si vous souhaitez le contacter ou prendre rendez-vous avec Mario, vous pouvez le joindre par téléphone au 514-755-2891 ou par email à : [email protected]

HERO Products accorde toute sa confiance à ses deux nouvelles recrues dans notre équipe de vente pour transmettre inlassablement le message que nous fournissons les meilleures solutions pour obtenir la bonne couleur au sein de nos services de peinture. Tous les produits HERO sont réalisés dans le but d’augmenter l’efficacité et de réduire votre Coût Total de Possession. Notre principal objectif est de vous fournir un équipement utilisant la technologie dernier cri, avec l’empreinte la plus faible et des capacités de libre-service.

Steve Balmer
Président et COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
+1.604.522-6543

17 novembre 2011

HERO Products acquiert MAST Tinting Systems

VANCOUVER, November 17, 2011 – HERO Products acquiert MAST Tinting Systems VANCOUVER, 17 novembre , 2011 - Le groupe de produits (HERO), une division de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation, a annoncé aujourd'hui avoir acquis MAST Tinting Systems de Santo André, au Brésil, le distributeur des produits HERO. Cette relation va former une fusion entre les partenaires MAST et HERO, de sorte que les propriétaires de MAST deviennent partenaires dans la division HERO nouvellement formée, HERO Amérique latine («HAL»).

Steve Balmer, président et COO de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation est heureux d'annoncer que les 3 anciens actionnaires de MAST se joindront HERO en tant que partenaires dans HAL. Ils apportent plus de 23 ans d'expérience des systèmes de teinture à cette nouvelle relation.

M. Balmer déclare que «l'expérience MAST, et l'établissement de son infrastructure, a créé des parts de marché importantes de HERO dans le marché brésilien et que ce nouveau partenariat se traduira par une croissance plus rapide et la présence beaucoup plus structurée dans le marché latino-américain. Je connais MAST depuis plus de 4 ans et je suis très impressionné par l'allure entraînée de leurs résultats et le respect qu'ils ont gagné auprès des clients qu'ils ont conquis au cours de leurs nombreuses années de service dans cette industrie ».

HAL fonctionnera à partir d'une installation de 1672 mètres carrés à proximité de Sao Paulo, où ils fabriqueront et distribueront une gamme complète de distributeurs automatiques et manuels, et de mélangeurs, à l'appui des exigences du marché d'Amérique latine.

Marco Storel mettra à profit son expérience, et l'expérience de ses partenaires, Daniel Gondelman et Denis Frada, dans l'utilisation de la structure de HAL pour servir le reste du marché latino-américain, y compris le solde de l'Amérique du Sud, de l'Amérique centrale et du Mexique.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter :

Steve Balmer
Président et COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
+1.604.522-6543

17 novembre 2011

HERO Products Adquiere MAST Tinting Systems

Vancouver, Noviembre 17, 2011. HERO Products Group, división de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation, con fecha de hoy ha anunciado que adquirió la empesa MAST Tinting Systems de Santo André, Brasil, quien fuera distribuidor de los productos HERO. Esta iniciativa formará una fusión entre los socios de MAST y HERO, en la cual los dueños de MAST pasan a ser socios de esta nueva división, HERO Latin America ("HLA").

Steve Balmer, Presidente y COO de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation tiene el placer de anunciar que los tres socios de MAST se suman a HERO como socios in HLA. Ellos contribuyen a esta nueva relación comercial con más de 23 años de experiencia in sistemas tintométricos

El Sr. Steve Balmer afirma que " la experiencia de MAST y su infraestructura ha propiciado la importante participación que HERO tiene en el Mercado Brasileño, y que esta nueva relación comercial se traducirá un crecimiento más rápido y una presencia más estructurada en el Mercado Latino Americano. He trabajado con MAST por más de 4 años y estoy muy impresionado con su actitud a la consecución de los o c bjetivos trazados y el respeto que ellos se han ganado con sus clientes, con los cuales han trabajado a través de los muchos años que llevan sirviendo a esta industria.

HLA operará desde sus instalaciones de 18.000 pies cuadrados cerca de la ciudad de Sao Paulo, desde donde se fabricará y distribuirá una línea completa de dispensadores automáticos y manuales, como así mismo mezcladores, en apoyo a los requerimientos del mercado Latino Americano.

El Sr. Marco Storel aportará con su experiencia y la de sus socios, Daniel Gondelman y Denis Frada, para implementar la estructura de HLA para servir al resto del Mercado Latino Americano, incluyendo el resto de América del Sur, América Central, y México.

Para Mayor información, por favor contacte:

Steve Balmer
President and COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
+1.604.522-6543

12 septembre 2011

HERO Products acquiert des actifs, agitateurs et mélangeurs de peinture de Ultrablend

Vancouver, September 12, 2011 – HERO Products acquiert les actifs de mélange de peinture et les agitateurs de Ultrablend

Vancouver, 12 septembre 2011 - Le groupe de produits HERO (HERO), une division de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation, a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'ils ont acquis les actifs liés au business du mélange de peinture et des agitateurs de Ultrablend LLC (« Ultrablend »).

Cette transaction sera bénéfique aux clients de Ultrablend, avec une continuité dans la fourniture de matériel et de pièces. En outre, HERO approfondira de nouvelles relations avec les clients pour sa gamme complète de colorant de distribution, ses produits mélangeurs et agitateurs, tout en étendant cette ligne complète de produits bien respectés à ses clients existants.

Steve Balmer, président et COO de I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation a déclaré: "le haut niveau de service de HERO, ses clients existants et les relations de sa chaîne logistique seront un atout pour les milliers de points de vente (« PDV ») qui utilisent actuellement les mélangeurs et agitateurs Ultrablend". M. Balmer a poursuivi en disant que « les capacités de HERO pour établir efficacement la production de machines ainsi que les solides relations de la chaîne d'approvisionnement, constitueront un atout pour assurer la continuité de la forte présence des mélangeurs Ultrablend sur le marché. »

L'acquisition du business des mélangeurs et des agitateurs apporte à HERO une gamme complémentaire de mélangeurs vortex de 5 gallons. Le TruMix 5 peut gérer 36 kilos tandis que la XHD TruMix gère 57 kilos. En outre, un troisième mélangeur vortex de 5 gallon, l'Ergo 5 est un produit important pour les détaillants concernés et les fabricants de peinture qui gèrent des magasins centrés sur les questions liées à la conformité SHE (« Sécurité Hygiène Environnement"). L'autre produit qui sera ajoutée est le TruMix 1. Ce dernier a une très grande base installée aux Etats-Unis et il possède l'un des encombrements les plus réduits de l'industrie.

Le service à la clientèle de HERO sera prêt à répondre à des enquêtes de produits dans les prochains jours. Vous pouvez le contacter au: (800) 494-4376.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter :

Steve Balmer
Président et COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
+1.604.522-6543

3 janvier 2011

HERO Products annonce un changement dans les responsabilités des ventes sur le territoire des États-Unis

Vancouver, B.C. – January 03, 2011 – HERO Products Group announces Rob Rudzinski will take over this sales responsibility of the Western Region. With immediate effect Mr. Rudzinski will report directly to President and COO, Steve Balmer.

Rob Rudzinski has an extensive history in the coatings and equipment business. He put his Bachelor of Science, Chemistry degree to use while working 11 years for a major paint company, where he worked various roles as; Control Chemist, Chief Control Chemist, including Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Supervisor, and later as a plant manager for several years. Mr. Rudzinski worked at Corob/CPS for several years, and more recently has been with HERO covering the Eastern Sea Board. His experience in coatings, colorants, in‐plant and POS paint equipment puts him as one of the most experienced individuals in our industry.

About HERO Products Group

The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, was established in 1969, primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries around the world, and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou, China.

HERO's product line includes colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for Point of Sale and In-Plant production equipment. Its products are sold globally to retail paint stores, paint manufacturers, point of sale retailers and industrial users.

1 janvier 2011

HERO Products annonce les débuts du plus petit distributeur automatique de colorants

Vancouver, B.C. – January 01, 2011 – HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation and worldwide supplier of Point of Sale ("POS"), paint equipment products, announced the debut of the world's smallest automatic Colorant dispenser. The A100/A150 Archimede Light takes less retail space than any other automatic and it still tints five gallon pails.

The Archimede Light is designed with HERO's proven, Progressive Cavity Pump technology, which allows this compact machine to dispense both paint bases and colorants simultaneously, creating color samples at the POS. HERO's technology has eliminated the need for yearly calibrations as HERO's machines operate at less than 2‐bar pressure . The Archimede Light has the capability of dispensing Low to Zero VOC colorants and it is sold with HERO's TintWise Software™.

The debut of HERO's Archimede Light will offer the lowest cost of ownership. With the reverse flow ability of the HERO PCP pump, this feature will mitigate; drying, accumulation and dripping of colorant.

Technical information:
Up to 16 circuits
Compatibility with water‐based, VOC free or Universal Colorants
Canister capacity of 2.1 quarts (2.0L)
Maximum flow rate on A100 of 7oz., per min., (0.2L/min)
Maximum flow rate on A150 of up to 4 colorants simultaneously at up to 28 oz./min. (.8L/min)
Average precision of +/‐ 1%
Automatic humidifier capping system
Optional Laser cross hair can locator
Manually repositionable shelf
Shipping dimensions: 27.5"H x 27"W x 28"D
Power supply 110 Volt 60 Hz. 12A or 220 Volt 50 Hz. 6 A
Optional: Dell® computer package, bar code reader, label printer, on demand sample capability, dual channel dispense and floor stand.
The simple repair capability due to lesser parts on the machine allows for a change of the complete dispense circuit in the least amount of time..

About HERO Products Group

The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, was established in 1969, primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries around the world, and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou, China.

HERO's product line includes colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for Point of Sale and In-Plant production equipment. Its products are sold globally to retail paint stores, paint manufacturers, point of sale retailers and industrial users.

1 décembre 2010

HERO Products annonce la sortie de Fusion™ Gyroscopic Mixer

Vancouver, B.C. – December 2010 – HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation and worldwide supplier of paint equipment products, announced the expected release of the simple‐ to‐ operate Fusion™ Gyro Mixer.

HERO has taken on the challenge to produce a mixer, satisfying Worldwide standards, in order to follow the Global actions of the World's top Paint Manufacturers.

Designed with simplicity in mind, the new FusionTM will allow you to mix highly viscous paints and will handle round or square individual cans from 1 pint to 5 gallons.

The front roller makes the unit easy to load and the slotted bottom plate has been manufactured for easy can centering and solid container support.

The mechanical timer, door safety lock mechanism and the sliding front door makes HERO's new FusionTM one of the most user friendly and simple to maintain manual gyro mixers.

Technical information:
Mixes all sizes and shapes from 2 3/4" to 16"H and 13" diameter
Built in cycle counter
3 wheels and 4 leveling feet
Paint containment system
Emergency Stop
Shipping dimensions, 47.5"H x 36"W x 31.5"D
Weight 550 Lbs
Dimensions of machine 47.5"H x 36"W x 31.5"D
Motor 1 hp 115/230 bolt/ 60 Hz or 230 volt / 50 Hz

About HERO Products Group

The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, was established in 1969, primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries around the world, and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou, China.

HERO's product line includes colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for Point of Sale and In-Plant production equipment. Its products are sold globally to retail paint stores, paint manufacturers, point of sale retailers and industrial users.

1er août 2010

HERO Products annonce une nouvelle représentation commerciale au Mexique

Vancouver, B.C. – August 01, 2010 – HERO Products Group is pleased to announce that Exacolor Laboratories has joined its team as Sales Representative for Mexico, effective immediately.

Exacolor, being represented by Octaviano Fernandez, is a company dedicated to selling products and services for the measurement of color. Mr. Fernandez is a well known professional among our current customers and his background in sales and marketing will be a strong foundation for establishing HERO's strategic relationships in the paint industry in this territory.

Mr. Octaviano Fernandez is in Monterrey, Mexico and can be contacted as follows:
Exacolor Laboratories SA de CV, Barranquilla No. 150 Col. Altavista Monterrey, Mexico C.P. 64840
Tel. + 52 (81)81288000 Fax. + 52 (81)8128 8016
Email: [email protected]

About HERO Products Group

The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, was established in 1969, primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries around the world, and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou, China.

HERO's product line includes colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for Point of Sale and In-Plant production equipment. Its products are sold globally to retail paint stores, paint manufacturers, point of sale retailers and industrial users.

4 janvier 2010

Fusion entre Environmental Technologies Inc. et I.C.T.C HOLDINGS CORPORATION terminée

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

VANCOUVER, January 4, 2010 – I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation ("ICTC") announces that the previously announced amalgamation between Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. and I.C.T.C. was completed on December 31, 2009.

Pursuant to the amalgamation, all common shares of Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. were converted to Class G preference shares of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation on a one-for-one basis and immediately redeemed for cash in the amount of $0.01 per share. A Notice of Redemption has been sent to all registered shareholders. I.C.T.C. has provided notice to the British Columbia Securities Commission to voluntarily surrender its reporting issuer status and will apply to the Ontario Securities Commission for an order which will terminate such status as soon as practicable. The amalgamated company, I.C.T.C., is a privately-owned Canadian company which manufactures equipment and certain non-proprietary chemical products for the paint industry and has a licensing agreement for certain intellectual property with a major paint manufacturer for the North American market, which has a term through to February 28, 2019.

For further information, please contact: Steve Balmer
President and COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
604.522.6543

This release and referenced materials contain forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in ICTC's forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the change in specifications of equipment or non-proprietary chemical products sold by ICTC to the paint industry, the major paint manufacturer discontinuing the sale of products containing certain IP and ICTC receiving no further royalty payments, the future need for capital and uncertainty of additional financing being available, the historical lack of dividend payments, dependence on key personnel, the influence of economic conditions, rate fluctuations and conflicts of interest. Although ICTC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

17 juillet 2009

Le groupe HERO Products nomme un nouveau directeur des comptes nationaux

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO Products Group appoints new National Account Executive
Vancouver, B.C. – July 17th, 2009 – HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation company announced the appointment of Rob Rudzinski as National Account Executive. Rob's educational background consists of a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech along with post graduate work in Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rob has previously served as a chemist and plant manager with a major coatings manufacturer and Sales Manager with a competitive equipment company; he brings a wealth of technical knowledge and equipment & industry experience to the HERO organization.

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier - VP Marketing
Phone: 604-523-2465 Fax: 604-522-8735
Email: [email protected]

About HERO
HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, is a 39-year old company primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries of the world and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou; China. The product lines include colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for point of sale, in-plant production equipment and automotive refinish.

28 octobre 2008

HERO lance un distributeur de colorants automatique à deux couleurs avec système de 24 bidons

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO now offers its clients the ability to combine two complete colorant systems within one compact dispenser. This 24 canister configuration is available in three different models; A200, A250 and A450. The A200 and A250 are designed for small to mid size paint retailers and only require 34.5" diameter floor space. In most cases this is not much more than the space required by a store's existing manual floorstand dispenser. The model A450 is designed for mid to large volume stores and delivers an outstanding .3L/min x 4 circuits or 1.2L/min dispense capability. This unit is also very compact at only 52" wide x 29"Deep x 50" height.

All above models incorporate HERO's patented Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. PCP is an industry proven, unique, innovative, and revolutionary pump design which allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispensers. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available on the market today. The models A200, A250 and A450 incorporate this PCP technology into their unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, these models further reduce yearly maintenance costs as they do not suffer calibration drift like competing technologies.

For more information, and for help determining the right HERO model for your business requirements, please call our toll free customer service line at 800-494-4376

About ICTC
The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, is a 39-year old company primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries of the world and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou; China. The product lines include colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for point of sale, in-plant production equipment and automotive refinish.

For further information, please contact
Drew Gagnier, VP President Marketing,
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
Email: [email protected]

5 juin 2008

HERO lance un nouveau distributeur automatique - Modèle A450

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release The Eureka A450 incorporates HERO's new patented Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. This new, innovative, and revolutionary pump design allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispenser. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available on the market today. The A450 incorporates this PCP technology into its unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, the A450 will further reduce yearly maintenance costs as it does not suffer calibration drift like competing technologies.

HERO has also solved the problem of colorants drying in the nozzles, thanks to the A450's ability to reverse the flow of colorant through the pump. This unique feature is referred to as draw back, and occurs at the end of each dispense. The pump reverses rotation and draws back the colorant inside the nozzles. This minimizes contact of colorant with air, thereby reducing colorant drying. This dispenser is also equipped with a capper closing mechanism which helps to keep the nozzles air tight. The Eureka A450 is an innovative automatic dispenser designed to meet the needs of a medium volume paint retailer. It can simultaneously dispense up to 4 colorants. That's approximately 40 ounces per minute! Furthermore, the A450 offers precision unmatched by its rivals. This unit will dispense down to 1/1000 of a fluid ounce (0.03 ml)! It also operates within a +/-1% error on average dispenses.

About ICTC
The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, is a 39-year old company primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries of the world and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou; China. The product lines include colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for point of sale, in-plant production equipment and automotive refinish.

For further information, please contact
Drew Gagnier, VP President Marketing,
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
at; [email protected]

5 avril 2008

Nouvelle mélangeur One Gallon Vortex - Modèle S2450 & S2451

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO releases its new model one gallon vortex mixers. HERO's engineering team in conjunction with input, testing and evaluations from key industry customers has completed a product improvement and enhancement project on its already successful line of S2400 series mixers. This project involved one year testing and ongoing product improvement modifications which has lead to the development of what we believe to be one of the most reliable one gallon vortex mixers available today!

Some of the key product enhancements are as follows:
New reduced overall footprint 25"H x 18"W x 24.5"D
Stronger mix frame with heavy duty 3 point suspension
Easy access controls with mechanical timer or optional digital push button timer
Addition of an optional cycle counter
Improved spill containment tray design
Nylatron™ gears tested to over 100,000 mix cycles
Fastest mix results on the market while maintaining industry leading balance and vibration performance
Stronger rotating door hinges and redesigned user friendly door handle
Silicone conformal coated control board for improved electronics protection against moisture and humidity
New injection molded Quart adapter – stronger design and better can fit
Addition of specially designed space saving Dual or Quad Stacking stands

About ICTC
The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, is a 39-year old company primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries of the world and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou; China. The product lines include colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for point of sale, in-plant production equipment and automotive refinish.

For further information, please contact
Drew Gagnier, VP President Marketing,
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
at; [email protected]

20 mars 2008

Disposition sur le segment non-core business

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

VANCOUVER March 20, 2008 – I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation ("ICTC"), wishes to announce that its HERO Products Group ("HERO") has sold its non-core airless paint sprayer business to Graco Inc., of Minneapolis MN. HERO will gradually phase out sales over the coming months. Thereafter, HERO shall support its loyal airless customer base with parts and warranty obligations, to meet their life cycle expectations.

This divestiture enables HERO to focus on its core business. Since HERO's introduction into the dispensing business in 1977, and more recently since the development of the HERO 2000 Series colorant dispenser, HERO has been gaining strength in the capital goods segment of color delivery globally. HERO acquired Highland Laboratories in 2005, a full line manufacturer of paint mixers, shakers and dispensing equipment. Early last year, HERO acquired a similar company in India, formed a Joint Venture in China, and in May 2007, acquired a high tech producer of in-plant and automated Point of Sale dispensing devices, located in Turin Italy. The combination of these strategic moves was done to leverage HERO's strong global customer base and to become a provider of a full line of dispensing and mixing equipment. HERO is one of the world's three largest suppliers to this market segment.

About ICTC The HERO Products Group of ICTC Holdings Corporation, with its head office in Canada, is a 39-year old company primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of tinting and mixing equipment for the paint and coatings industry. It has representation in most countries of the world and manufacturing, together with sales and marketing operations in: Vancouver, Canada; Turin, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Guangzhou; China. The product lines include colorant dispensing and mixing equipment for point of sale, in-plant production equipment and automotive refinish.

For further information please contact:
Steve Balmer
President and COO
[email protected]

29 février 2008

HERO nomme un nouveau directeur régional de l'Ouest des États-Unis

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Company, would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Western US Regional Manager: Mr. Gord Gouthro.

Gord will be taking over from Jim McVeigh, who is retiring later this spring. Jim has been in this position since 1995 and has done an admirable job. We are fortunate to have had his experience and knowledge at our disposal. Through the next few months he will transition Gord.

Gord has been with HERO for 9 years and has recently held the position of Regional Manager for the Pacific Northwest & Western Canada. We trust Gord's experience with point of sale paint equipment will make him a good resource for customers and hope you will contact him with any of your questions or concerns regarding this equipment.

HERO has grown into an international manufacturing company with offices and manufacturing around the globe and I believe we have an exciting future supplying color mixing and dispensing technology to the paint point of sale market.

Please join me in welcoming Gord to this position. He is looking forward to continuing to service HERO's clients and prospects, today and for the future.

Note: Gord can be reached at:
Cell: 778-241-4376
Email: [email protected]

Regards,
Steve Balmer
President and COO
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
HERO Products Group
720 Eaton Way
Delta, BC Canada, V3M 6J9
[email protected]

About HERO Products Group HERO Products Group, a division of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is a North American based business with its head office located in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes; automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint shaking and mixing equipment, airless paint sprayers and cold water pressure washers.

For further information, please contact
Drew Gagnier, VP President Marketing,
I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation
E-mail: [email protected]

HERO Products Group
I.C.T.C Holdings Corporation
720 Eaton Way, Delta, B.C. Canada V3M 6J9 • P.O. Box 75, Custer, WA 98240-0075
Phone: (604) 522-6543 Toll Free: U.S. and Canada 1-800-494-4376
Fax: (604) 522-8735 Toll Free Fax US and Canada: 1-866- 778-3323
E-mail: [email protected]

23 octobre 2007

HERO Products Group nomme un nouveau groupe canadien de ventes

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO Products Group announced the appointment of Coast to Coast – Sales and Marketing as representatives for Canada.

Coast to Coast will represent HERO's complete line of point of sale paint equipment products. This includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, as well as its complete line of paint mixers and shakers. This important move is designed to improve HERO's overall customer communication through Coast to Coast's team of 9 staff and sales representatives.

Coast to Coast - Sales and Marketing is a progressive, honest and energetic agency that believes in the companies it represents. Its goal is to represent the leading brands in each of the selected categories they cover. The people who are C2C, as they are affectionately known, have more than 75 years experience in the paint and sundry industry, providing a wealth of information which they would be happy to share with you.

In addition to HERO products Coast to Coast proudly represents; Ace Drop Cloth, Airlessco, Dymo, Easy Mask, EA, Full Circle, Goof Off, Mr. LongArm, MSA Safety Works, Sharpie, X-Rite, Red Devil (sundries) and Wooster Brush.

Coast to Coast can be reached at the following:
1053 Algonquin Road, Burlington, ON L7T 3M3 Canada
Toll Free: 866-679-6879 Fax: 866-569-7547

C2C's people look forward to contacting you about HERO's new model A200 Automatic Colorant dispenser. The A200 employs a patented, Progressive Cavity Pump technology resulting in one of the most accurate, low maintenance and easy to repair dispensers available on the market today! HERO now offers a complete line of automatic dispensers. C2C employees can help you with recommendations on what model best suits your specific location volume and paint delivery department layout.

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier
VP Marketing
HERO Products Group
Phone: 800-494-4376 Ext 2465
Email: [email protected]

About HERO Products Group
HERO Products Group, a division of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is a North American based business with its head office located in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. The company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes; automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint shaking and mixing equipment, airless paint sprayers and cold water pressure washers.

27 février 2007

HERO Products Group annonce une expansion mondiale

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO Products India Pvt. Ltd. HERO Products Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of ECS Color Systems and ECS Color Solutions, "ECS" of Mumbai India. ECS is a 7-year-old producer of dispensing and mixing devices for the decorative and automotive coatings industry. ECS was founded by Mr. Nevil Oswald. Mr. Oswald was the MD for a leading producer of automated dispensing machines for the last 2 of his 10 years in the paint equipment industry. This acquisition gives HERO a base for the economic production, development and distribution of its range of mixing and dispensing machines for global distribution. Mr. Oswald will be a partner in I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation and will remain as MD for HERO's Indian division, responsible for the whole of Asia. www.ecscolor.com

HERO Europe S.r.l. HERO Products Group announces that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire NIT s.r.l., of Turin Italy. NIT is a 6 year young manufacturer of unique and technologically advantaged automated dispensing and mixing devices for the architectural coatings industry. Furthermore, NIT holds certain worldwide patents on a variety of specialized methodology relating to dispensing of coatings and colourants. NIT was founded my Mr. Alessandro Sacchet, a very talented Industrial Engineer, who will remain responsible for HERO's European operations and will become a partner in I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation and head of technology in support of HERO's global strategy. NIT has successfully engineered dispensing machines for point of sale that have proven to provide accuracy and repeatability better than other known devices. NIT have a wide range of equipment that span economical point of sale machines, through high output in-store dispensing machines, to in-plant dosing machines currently used by some of the world's largest paint manufacturers. www.ni-tech.it

HERO China As a compliment to HERO's global strategic planning, HERO Products is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement with a Chinese equipment manufacturer in the form of a Joint Venture. The agreement will provide HERO with a presence in China that will both serve as an economical provider of certain components for global product consumption, as well as an Asian base for the local production and distribution of dispensing, mixing and spraying products for the rapidly expanding Chinese paint market. HERO will be the first North American airless paint sprayer manufacturer to produce professional grade airless paint sprayers in China, giving HERO further penetration into the paint and coatings industry in Asia.

About HERO HERO is a 39-year-old light assembly manufacturer of retail focused paint equipment products head quartered in Vancouver, BC Canada and currently distributing its products into approximately 60 countries. HERO produces and distributes; manual and automatic colourant dispensers, paint mixers and shakers, airless paint sprayers, and cold water commercial pressure washers. HERO's colourant dispensers and paint shakers are used primarily by retail paint outlets for colouring and mixing paint. The airless paint sprayers and pressure washers are used primarily by professional paint contractors or "do it yourself" and rental customers, for surface preparation and coatings application. HERO's customer base includes; big box stores, large corporate paint chains, local paint stores, paint manufacturers and distributors, equipment rental companies and large painting contractors.

For further information, please contact:
Steve Balmer
President and COO
Napier Environmental Technologies Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
720 Eaton Way,
Delta, B.C. Canada. V3M 6J9.
604-522-6543 Fax 604-522-8735
[email protected]

20 juin 2006

HERO nomme un Directeur Général pour l'Europe

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Angelo Capi as Managing Director, Europe. Mr. Capi comes to HERO with a wealth of knowledge in the dispenser and mixer business and will be a strong asset in assisting HERO to achieve their goals in the EU and surrounding countries.

For over 35 years, HERO has been producing and marketing airless paint sprayers. HERO began to market manual colourant dispensers in 1977, and for the past 10 years, has been a leader in this category. More recently, HERO has been producing mixers and shakers and has complimented the dispensing and mixing family of products with the acquisition of Highland Laboratories paint products division.

This move to establish HERO more prominently in Europe serves as evidence that HERO fully intends on strengthening their support and commitment to the European marketplace.

HERO Europe will be based in the industrial hub outside of Milan, Italy, which will serve as an effective distribution point to reach European clients with machines. This will reduce shipping costs and improve time to market to enable clients to manage more effectively their inventory requirements in these product groups.

Angelo can be reached at;
HERO Europe s.r.l.
Via alberico da rosciate 18
Milano, 20154
Italy Phone: +39 (349) 1574165

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier - VP Marketing
Phone: 604-523-2465 Fax: 604-522-8735
email: [email protected]

15 mars 2006

HERO lance le plan Lean pour améliorer la productivité d'exploitation et de fabrication

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

HERO Products Group, a manufacturer of paint equipment products, initiates Lean Manufacturing Philosophy which will result in improved product quality, reduction in lead times, higher on-time delivery rates and improved productivity.

HERO has employed these new Lean principles, in conjunction with the integration of Highland's manufacturing line, into its newly acquired Delta, B.C. facility. Lean Manufacturing principles will also be used to optimize and streamline production of all HERO products, which include; automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint shakers and mixers, airless paint sprayers and cold water pressure washers.

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier - VP Marketing
Phone: 604-523-2465 Fax: 604-522-8735
email: [email protected]

30 novembre 2005

I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation délocalise HERO et Highland à un plus grand centre de 5295 m2

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation has announced the relocation of the company operations to its new larger facility.

The new address will be 720 Eaton Way, Delta, B.C. Canada. V3M 6J9. The toll free number 1-800-494-4376 will remain the same; however the local phone numbers will change to 604-522-6543 and Fax 604-522-8735.

This new facility provides the company with approximately 7,000 sq. ft. of office space and 50,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and production space. This move will allow HERO to expand its production facilities and increase its staffing for customer service which is necessary in order to meet the increase in sales from the HERO division.

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier - VP Marketing
Phone: 604-523-2465 Fax: 604-522-8735
email: [email protected]

7 octobre 2005

Nomination de M. Richard Luszczek en tant que Directeur des Ventes pour l'Est du Canada

Delta, B.C. - Press Release

Napier and HERO Product Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Luszczek as Sales Manager for Eastern Canada.

Richard will be based in Central Ontario and will be responsible for the future growth and maintenance of both the Napier and HERO product lines in this region.

Richard has 15 years of paint industry experience working for one of Canada's largest retail hardware chains Home Hardware as the Sales and Marketing Manager for their paint division.

About Napier
Napier is a Canadian company primarily engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of environmentally advantaged paint removal and wood restoration products for both the industrial/commercial market and the consumer/retail market.

About HERO Products Group
The HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation company, is a North American based business engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint sprayers, paint shaking and mixing equipment and pressure washers.

For further information please contact:
Drew Gagnier at 1(604) 420-6543
or via email at [email protected]

8 juillet 2005

Investissement dans Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. (« NIR »)

Vancouver, B.C. - Press Release

We are pleased to announce that the principals of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation "I.C.T.C." of Vancouver, British Columbia, have agreed to provide financing to Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. pursuant to a transaction involving a combination of secured debt and share purchase warrants. I.C.T.C. operates the HERO Products Group, which manufacture and distribute a product range of equipment consisting of manual, semi-automatic and automatic colorant dispensers, mixers, shakers, industrial mixing devices, airless paint sprayers and commercial pressure washers.

Napier Environmental Technologies Inc. "Napier" is a publicly traded company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "NIR". This financing enables Napier to achieve its objectives of being a major supplier of environmentally friendly "green" products. Napier develop, manufacture and distribute a wide range of surface preparation products for coatings removal, as well as a complete line of wood restoration products that are distributed through major paint companies and retailers. These products are protected by an extensive portfolio of patents and trademarks, which include the Bio-wash and RemovALL labels. Napier is well recognized in the consumer, institutional and industrial markets and has a strong following of distributors and retailers. This line of products complements the HERO line of products and distribution and enables I.C.T.C. to provide a more complete line of products to its customers.

With this entry into the surface preparation and restoration products, I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is now well positioned through its HERO Products Group and NIR to provide a comprehensive line of paint equipment and related products for the global paint industry.

For further information please contact:

Steve Balmer
President & COO
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC Canada V5A 2Z6
1 (604) 420-6543
[email protected]

25 avril 2005

I.C.T.C. annonce la nomination du nouveau vice-président des ventes

Vancouver, B.C. - Steve Balmer, President & COO of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas (Tom) J. Ferrari, to the position of Vice President of Sales, North America for the HERO Products Group. Tom brings with him a 14-year track record of success in the architectural paints industry, with one of the largest paint companies, as well as 5 years of specialty coatings, additives and color measuring instrument experience. Tom's experience in the paint sector of our industry will be an asset in future product development.

Tom will be responsible for the development of customer partnerships and sales management in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation Company, is a North American based business engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint sprayers, paint shaking and mixing equipment and pressure washers.

For further information please contact:

Steve Balmer
President & COO
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC Canada V5A 2Z6
1 (604) 420-6543
[email protected]

31 mars 2005

I.C.T.C. annonce l'acquisition des laboratoires Highland

The HERO Products Group, a division of I.C.T.C. Holdings of Vancouver British Columbia, has agreed to acquire the assets of Highland's paint products; HERO had been distributing Highland products in Canada since 1993. This longstanding agreement was forged on a handshake and continued favourably for both parties during the past 13 years. During that time, HERO created a large installed base of Highland produced products, and experienced only very minor service issues. This relationship spawned many longstanding business relationships with several major paint companies and retailers in Canada and abroad.

In my view, says Steve Balmer, President of I.C.T.C., the Highland products speak volumes about quality, simplicity and address many current paint store requirements. Highland has a strong following of dealers and their products are very complementary to the HERO Products Group's current offering of paint equipment. Highland has an installed base of well in excess of 10,000 pieces of equipment, many of which have been in service for decades. The product range consists of manual colorant dispensing machines, semi-automatic colorant dispensers and automatic colorant dispensers, mixers, shakers and industrial mixing devices. This line blends well into the HERO line of manuals, automatics, mixers and shakers, placing I.C.T.C. Holdings as a leader with respect to sales and product range depth domestically. The Highland products will be marketed under the "Highland by HERO" identification, and will continue to be produced in Ashland, Massachusetts. I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is on an aggressive expansion plan to form a comprehensive line of paint equipment products for the global paint industry.

Steve Balmer
President & COO
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC Canada V5A 2Z6
1 (604) 420-6543
[email protected]

30 mars 2005

I.C.T.C. annonce l'acquisition des laboratoires Highland

Stephen C. Balmer, President and Chief Operating Officer of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the colorant dispensing and paint mixing business from Highland Laboratories Inc. of Ashland, Massachusetts. This transaction is scheduled to close on April 29, 2005.

Highland Laboratories Inc., established in 1953, is a leader in the supply of dispensing and mixing equipment to the paint industry and will complement the other groups within the I.C.T.C. group of companies. This acquisition will provide an expanded product offering for the HERO Products Group, who is the world leader in manual colorant dispensing equipment for the paint industry.I.C.T.C., "Integrated Color Technologies Corporation" is a North American based business with head offices located in Vancouver, Canada, engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint sprayers, paint shaking and mixing equipment and pressure washers. This is the second acquisition within six months in an aggressive growth plan to become a more prominent source of supply of equipment to the paint industry. I.C.T.C. has a mandate to grow internally through the introduction of new products and externally by acquisition of companies whose products are sold through similar channels of distribution. For further information please contact either:

Richard E. Skeats
Senior Vice President
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC V5A 2Z6
1-604-420-6543
[email protected]

Anthony P. Traub
Chairman and C.E.O.
U.S. Headquarters
P.O. Box 75
Custer, WA 9882450--0075
1-604-420-6543
[email protected]

29 mars 2005

Nouveaux systèmes informatiques de soutien aux employés

Please join me in welcoming Christina Song as our newest addition to the I.C.T.C staff. Christina will fill the role of Computer Systems Support Specialist / Senior Accountant. Over time, she will develop into a first-level, systems support role answering all computer-related questions regarding problems and requests from our staff. She will also handle the responsibility of general ledger maintenance and preparing monthly financial statements.

Christina's portfolio is impressive. She graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University Bachelor of Arts program with great distinction, has an Accounting Certificate of Achievement from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Graduated with honour from B.C.I.T. where she obtained her Diploma of Computer Technology. When in Beijing, Christina worked as journalist for the Xinhua News Agency where she reported on major Sino-Russian diplomatic events and covered special reports on Russian cultural performances and visiting delegations. She also wrote and translated daily news reports in Russian, English and Chinese. As you can see, Christina brings a dynamic aspect to I.C.T.C. that will significantly benefit the Company as we endeavour to expand our business into new markets with new products, implementing the technologies that this growth will require.

Let's all help in making Christina feel as a welcome member to the I.C.T.C. team.

14 mars 2005

Nouvel employé, département Marketing

HERO Products group is proud to welcome Ileana Onofrey who has joined us as of March 07, 2005 at ICTC head office as a bilingual (English/Spanish) Marketing Assistant.

Ileana brings over five years of continuous Marketing training from British Columbia Institute of Technology along with combined working experience in Customer Service, Inside/Outside Sales and Desktop Publishing.

She will be available at [email protected] or (604) 420-6543 extension 105 at our office.

1er mars 2005

I.C.T.C. annonce la nomination d'un nouveau président

Anthony P. Traub, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation is pleased to announce that Steve Balmer has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Steve brings with him 15 years of industry equipment experience. Steve is joining the Company as a principal of the firm to grow I.C.T.C. to be a major force in Color Technology.

Steve will enhance the ability of the Company to achieve its aggressive growth plans by way of internal growth, acquisitions and combinations.

The HERO Products Group, an I.C.T.C. Holdings Corporation company, is a North American based business engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of quality equipment for the paint industry. Its product line includes automatic and manual colorant dispensers, paint sprayers, paint shaking and mixing equipment and pressure washers.

For further information please contact either:

Richard E. Skeats
Senior Vice President
Corporate Headquarters
2719 Lake City Way
Vancouver, BC V5A 2Z6
1-604-420-6543
[email protected]

Anthony P. Traub
Chairman and C.E.O.
U.S. Headquarters
P.O. Box 75
Custer, WA 9882450--0075
1-604-420-6543
[email protected]