The Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) is pleased to welcome Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd as its newest tenant. Gilkes has opened its first Canadian-based office at VITP to better serve the hydropower markets of North America.

“I would like to congratulate Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd for their efforts in establishing their first Canadian-based office at VITP,” said Dale Gann, President of UVic’s Technology Parks.  “This announcement further demonstrates that Victoria can be considered an ideal location for international hi-tech companies to either relocate or expand into.”

Gilkes is considered a world leader in small hydropower systems for the generation of electricity from water.  In its 156 year history, Gilkes has supplied over 6500 turbines to over 80 countries.  Additionally, Gilkes manufactures a range of sophisticated pumps for the cooling of diesel engines and supply many of the world’s major diesel engine manufacturers.  Today, Gilkes employs 130 people in Japan, United States, United Kingdom and Canada.