Business Profile: Silcotech

Mayor Groves and Silotech employees

Bolton based manufacturer Silcotech, recently celebrated 25 years of being in business. We asked co-owner Isolde Boettger to tell us a little about the company and why they started and continue to grow in Bolton.


Tell us about Silcotech. 

Silcotech is a global supplier of liquid silicone molded components and sub-assemblies. 

We manufacture components primarily in the medical device space, with a large emphasis on devices for the treatment of lung disease, feminine health care, and the nurturing of newborns. 

Our headquarters in Bolton operates 7 days a week 24 hours a day producing products for our customers.   

Silcotech employs approximately 100 people including temporary staff and we run 27 injection molding machines with integrated robotics for highly automated manufacturing processes.


Tell us about how, when and who started the company?

Silcotech began as a start-up venture in 1998. Michael Maloney and I, Isolde Boettger, in collaboration with a Swiss molder of silicone rubber started the company.  In our humble beginning with 2 molding machines, we had a vision of creating a positive workplace where people could prosper and grow. 

With a passion for building and creating new things at a technical level ahead of its time, we never wavered on our commitment to the growth of people. And several years ago, we were proud to have two of our children join us in the company.

Michael and I feel we were absolutely blessed to have found one another.  My sense of commitment, work ethic and passion for helping and growing people to reach their potential, combined with Michael’s many years of technical focus in the injection molding industry has led to an incredible journey for both of us.


When did you open in Bolton and why did you choose this location?

In the beginning (1998) we spoke of starting the venture in the Boston area.  I was a resident of Caledon and made compelling arguments that the business should be started in Canada.  These arguments included a more central location from which to support the North American market, along with a currency advantage.  Michael stubbornly disagreed!

We visited various locations in the Boston area to rent.  One day while driving me back to the airport Michael had a moment of clarity, it struck him that my arguments were probably correct.  He said, “Isi, I think you're right, we should start in Canada.”  It was the following week that we signed our first building lease here in Bolton. 

Manufacturing started in May of 1999 in Bolton, building 8 tools for our still largest customer in Ontario producing and redesigning most of their silicone part requirements for their internationally known inhalation devices.

Silcotech’s new building (and current location) was ready for business in September of 2003 and the company proudly keeps ISO certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Device Quality Management Standard)
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management system)

FDA registered contract manufacturer for medical devices.

Bolton was and is an ideal and central location to reach customers in Canada and the U.S. and provides a vast resource supplier background for an injection molding business!


What does the future hold?

With a keen focus on systems standardization and technology Silcotech will double in size over the next 5 years. 


What is the best business advice you ever received?

Stay lite on your feet, customer is King, and if the cow doesn't give milk the cow must be eaten.          


Silcotech is located at 54 Nixon Road in Bolton |