Cormer Defense, part of Cormer Group Industries, is a top-ranked partner servicing the global defense industry since 1989, by providing seamless integration of all sub contracting processes. With expertise in precision high-speed machining, integration, assembly, and driver train repair & overhaul; Cormer has the people and the facilities to handle your largest contract while ensuring that you receive defect free products on time!

We operate under the Controlled Goods Program (Canadian equivalent of ITAR) in a 125,000 square foot (11,650m2) manufacturing plants, 20,000 square foot warehouse and employ 160 full time staff located at the heart of the continent in Winnipeg, Canada.  

We are certified under ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 (AIR 5359 REV C) and are also accredited through NADCAP. We also hold many other certifications including AS7114 for Non-destructive Testing, Penetrant Inspection BAC 5423, Liquid Penetrant BSS 7039, Chemical Cleaning Alkaline, Emulsion, Semi-Aqueous, Solvent, Salt Spray Testing ASTM-B-117, Painting-Epoxy, High Solids BAC 5736, BMS 10-11, Mil-P-23377, Painting BAC 5882, BMS 10-79.

Our production floor maintains several lines of major equipment including Gantry 40 foot Cincinnati 5 axis 3 Spindle High Performance Profiler; SNK HPS-120B 5-Axis High Speed Horizontal Profiler; Three 10 foot V-5 Cincinnati 5 axis Vertical Machining Centers; 3 Makino MMCs, total 9 Machines, 32 plus 10 Pallet 4 and 5 axis Cells; Mazak VariAxis 630 mm 5 axis trunion; Miscellaneous Support Equipment – 2, 3, 4 Axis CNC; and 3 CNC CMM’s.

Our Engineers provide superior Process Planning, CNC Programming, and Configuration Control.

Providing  Paint, CARC, Non Destructive Testing LPI and MPI, Anodizing, Inventory managementand final inspection in house.

With unyielding integrity, we continually improve our processes using data analysis and lean principles to consistently deliver defect free products on time to each other and our customers.  Cormer adheres to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles. 

We are proud of our relationships with many of the world's leading defense contractors!

  • Serving the Global Defense Industry since 1988
  • 150,000 square foot manufacturing plant
  • 160 dedicated employees
  • major clients include General Dynamics and others 
  • experts in precision high speed machining and integration
  • components and assemblies
  • repair and overhaul
  • mature engineering and quality capabilities
  • lean manufacturing

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis high-speed machining technology
  • 40 foot Cincinnatti 5 axis 3 Spindle High Performance Profiler
  • three 10 foot Cincinnati 5 axis Vertical Machining Centers
  • 2 Makino MMCs, 8 Machines, 32and 10 Pallet 4 axis Cells

  • LPI
  • anodizing
  • paint

  • AS9100 Rev C
  • ISO 9001-2000

Cormer Defense awarded 5 year contract from GDLS Canada  

CGI has been awarded a 5 year contract from GDLS Canada to continue with the execution of the Canadian Repair and Overhaul (R&O) of Gen 2.0 and 3.0 driveline components. In this contract, Cormer commits to repair, test, paint and deliver suspensions, differentials, transfer cases, their containers and steering bearings within 45 days of receipt. 
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada is a part of General Dynamics Land Systems, which is part of the Combat Systems business group of General Dynamics Corporation. GDLS-C is a leader in light armoured vehicle platforms and sub-system integration. They are equally adept at providing re-role, upgrades and repair services, and full fleet support.
Cormer and GDLS have a long-standing relationship that started in 1997. Cormer has been performing component manufacturing, production and spare parts assembly for five generations of Defense Drive Trains. Cormer began providing R&O services 2002.  Repair and Overhaul assets are directly received from and returned back to the Department of National Defence (DND) Canada. We have managed Customer, US Government, and Canadian Government owned inventories, and have developed purchasing responsibility for the supply chain. Cormer’s model supports a guaranteed 45 day turn around time of repaired assets. This agreement continues this long standing partnership.
Additionally, Cormer is currently under contract for Production Assembly for Generations 3.5, 5.5 & 6.0, Marine Drive, Steering Bearings and Machined Component parts.









Cormer Group Industries (Defense) is pleased to announce that we have improved to position 44 on the list of the Top 50 Defence Companies in Canada as determined by the Canadian Defence Review in a recently published issue.
Our ranking improved from last year’s number 50 (our first year on the list) to number 44 this year. As an important contributor to Canada’s defence support industry, the ranking reflects our commitment to future growth. This is also reflected by our recent announcement of the establishment of a facility in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Canadian Defence Review magazine is Canada’s leading defence and military journal, serving the information needs of Canada’s defence community (senior officers in the Canadian military, senior government officials and parliamentarians as well as executives in the defence, aerospace, security and related industries).
The Top Defence Companies list is published yearly. The ranking is determined by an evaluation panel who assess companies annually based on factors such as economic impact to the country, research & development initiatives, innovation, contribution to the nation's security, national and international contract wins, excellence of management and support of Canada’s military


Cormer Defence Expands Operations to New BrunswiCK

January 25, 2013 Miramichi, NB – Leo Sousa, President of Cormer Group Industries joined The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today announced federal support to assist Cormer Group Industries Atlantic Inc. establish a new facility in Miramichi. Minister Valcourt, and New Brunswick Premier David Alward participated in an event unveiling plans for the new Cormer facility and detailing federal and provincial support for the initiative.  


“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities,” said Minister Valcourt. “Our investment will help Cormer Group Industries establish a state-of-the-art operation in Miramichi and contribute to the Aerospace & Defence sector in New Brunswick. This project will bring significant economic benefits to this region, and will help create jobs and wealth for the Greater Miramichi area.”  


The federal funding will help the company establish a facility for Land System Drive Line manufacturing and In-Service Support, which involves the machining, fabrication, repair and overhaul of land vehicle components. The project also involves building improvements and acquisition of equipment.  


The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is providing a $1 million repayable contribution to the project under its Business Development Program (BDP).  


“I am really happy with our decision to expand operations into the City of Miramichi,” said Sousa. “I give a lot of credit to the provincial government which made a tremendous pitch on why New Brunswick is the right place to be doing business, particularly with respect to the land system centre of excellence.”  


Through its plan to rebuild New Brunswick’s economy, the provincial government is investing in the creation of 80 jobs at Cormer Defense, a global firm that will retrofit military vehicles at a new facility in Miramichi.  


“The Miramichi's world-class skilled workforce has made this region a destination for global industrial leaders, and I am pleased that Cormer Defense has chosen to grow in Miramichi and New Brunswick,” said Premier David Alward. “This investment fits our focus on job growth in the aerospace and defence industry which is one of our areas of priority in Rebuilding New Brunswick: Growing Together - An Economic Development Action Plan for New Brunswick. I am confident this dynamic addition to the sector will result in subsequent spinoffs and further opportunities in this important industry.”  


As part of a 10-year agreement with the company, the provincial government will provide financial support of up to $5.2 million through conditional contributions, forgivable loans and payroll rebates through Invest NB and the Miramichi Regional Economic Development and Innovation Fund.  


Cormer Group Industries Inc. is a private company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Established in 1988, Cormer is now a top-ranked partner servicing the global Aerospace and Defence industry by providing seamless integration of all subcontracting processes. Cormer has been performing component manufacturing, production and spare part assembly of Defence Drive Trains since 1997. At full capacity, the Cormer Group Industries Atlantic Inc. plant in Miramichi will employ 80 people and seek out local subcontractors to work on key contracts.





























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