Waterbury Farrel, a division of Magnum Integrated Technologies Inc., is an international leader in the design, integration, manufacturing, and support of advanced motion control systems and assemblies for the defense sector. Based in our 142,000 sq. ft. facility near Toronto, Canada, we provide a complete range of services, from concept design to product assembly and integration.
The Waterbury Farrel mission, built on experience and innovation, is to provide the highest quality custom-engineered products and services, incorporating international best practices to meet both our goals and those of our clients.
Established in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1851, we gained prominence for our presses, rolling mills, drop hammers, cold heading machines, slitters and shears that would later serve to aid in supplying ammunition for Americans in the Spanish-American war of 1898, and in the events that would later take place in World Wars I and II. Today, Waterbury Farrel belongs to Magnum Integrated Technologies Inc., a premier multinational corporation head-quartered in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Waterbury Farrel remains a symbol of quality in the metal forming industry, meeting the needs of the global market, employees, communities and the environment.
(1847) Waterbury Farrel was founded in Ansonia, Connecticut at the request of town founder, Anson Phelps. Waterbury was established during an era of innovation in which new technologies, patents, and resources began to transform the ways in which people conducted their day-to-day. For the next 160 years, Waterbury Farrel furnished equipment to roll case, extrude and reroll materials into finished sheet, strip, rod, and shaped products.
(1851) Waterbury Farrel is incorporated as the Farrel Foundry Company in Waterbury, CT where a Foundry and Machine Shop were built.
(1861) During the American Civil War, the Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Company were incorporated. It manufactured rolling mill machinery, presses, drop hammers, bolt, screw, and rivet cold heading machinery, slitters, and shears.
(1898) Waterbury built small arms ammunition for the Spanish-American War. The innovation acquired in providing ammunition for this conflict would pave the way for our contribution to WWI.
(1918) The US Government called upon Waterbury Farrel during WWI to supply ammunition production machinery for the US army and Allies. It was also during this time that Waterbury Farrel acquired the Waterbury Machine Company, and developed the renowned Eyelet Press.
(1939) Until the end of WWII, Waterbury Farrel responded to the urgent machine tool demands of the United States and British Governments and Allies. Waterbury Farrel expanded and improved its lines of leading machinery including rolling mills, presses, and small arms ammunition machines.
(1940) Waterbury Farrel acquired established companies such as Armzen and Thompson Grinder, and became a division of Textron.
(1993) Waterbury Farrel became a division of Magnum Integrated Technologies, Inc. (MIT)
Waterbury Farrel (MIT) is accepted as a member of the Organization of CANDU Industries.
Waterbury Farrel (MIT) receives TSSA – Nuclear CSA Certification.
Waterbury Farrel (MIT) joins Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI).
Waterbury Farrel is certified under the Government of Canada Controlled Goods Program