A century of innovation and operational excellence

ALISTAIR & SIMON KICK OFF COMACT’S
100th ANNIVERSARY

BID Group is celebrating Comact’s century of excellence in the wood processing industry, commemorating the brand’s rich legacy built on steadfast commitment, exceptional performance, and relentless innovation.

Join us in celebrating Comact’s 100 years as we continue to pioneer the future of wood processing with cutting-edge solutions that take our customers’ operational efficiency and business results to a whole new level.

Discover Comact’s journey from humble beginnings to our global leadership of today, with our promise to empower customers permeating every product and service. Experience the BID Group difference, where our history is just the beginning.

FROM BEAUCE TO BRITISH COLUMBIA—AND BEYOND

Where we come from

Where we’re at

Where we’re going

Our humble roots began in 1924 with Comact, a leader in wood processing products from Saint-Éphrem, Quebec. Over the years, the company carved an enviable worldwide reputation as the manufacturer of cutting-edge equipment for both hardwood and softwood mills.

Founded in 1983, BID Group, based in Prince George, BC, recognized the tremendous market potential of joining forces with Comact. The two industry pioneers merged in 2013 with one unwavering goal: to leverage their legacy of operational lifecycle excellence.

Today, BID Group continues to be at the forefront of the wood processing industry, consistently driving productivity and empowering customers to achieve the very highest operational and business performance.

With multiple key locations to serve our global customer base, we provide top-quartile wood processing plants with complete, turnkey, vertically integrated and connected solutions to edge out their competitors—from engineering, project management, equipment, software, installation, start-up, and after-market parts and service.

As we look ahead, BID Group is poised to reach new heights, fuelled by our ambition and clear vision for the future. Exciting times are on the horizon as BID Group prepares ambitious plans to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence and other digital technologies to ensure our customers’ operations are future-ready.

We are also gearing up to deploy a comprehensive and progressive sustainability strategy that will set new benchmarks in the industry. The expertise and ingenuity of our teams will propel all of these earnest goals for the decades to come.

The journey toward BID Group’s next 100 years looks very bright indeed.

Let the future begin today!

COMACT’S LOGO EVOLUTION

See how the Comact logo has transformed over the years—but always stayed close to its roots.

1924

1938

1940

1950

1974

1987

1991

1999

HOW WE’RE CELEBRATING

JANUARY

Official launch

January 24, 2024

MAY

Customer event
(golf tournament)
in Georgia, USA

JUNE

Family event

SEPTEMBER

Special event at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo

OUR VALUES

PERFORMANCE
INNOVATION
COMMITMENT

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