BRANDS THAT INNOVATE.
PRODUCTS THAT LAST.
The SH Group is a privately-owned fabrication firm with a combined 100 years of experience between its brands SH Design-Build, ALTO™ Aluminum, FOLIA™ and Delcraft. With a focus on efficiency, we offer convenience without sacrificing quality and craftsmanship, resulting in products and services that cover the needs of a large and varied clientele. Between our brands, we develop and deliver solutions for commercial architecture, retail and branded environments, signage and large-format graphics, and residential and commercial millwork.
With an in-depth knowledge of materials and a multi-disciplinary team, we confidently stand behind every item that leaves our facility. After over four decades in fabrication, we understand that our clients appreciate the piece-of-mind that comes from purchasing and using items fabricated by The SH Group.
The SH Group provides unique and durable graphic, millwork and architectural elements that enhance the value of an organization’s entire line of products, services and brands by deploying in-depth knowledge of the industries at the center of our clients’ companies and needs.
Innovation is the beacon that guides The SH Group, its research, development, investments and employees. We keep our focus on the future, adopting, transforming and perfecting the latest manufacturing technologies and processes for all our solutions.
We believe in a workplace culture of education and creative thinking. In a fast-paced company that works with renowned brands around the world, we encourage team members to explore their curiosity and apply their unique skills and knowledge to every aspect of their job.
Moritz Gruber comes to Montreal in 1967 looking for new opportunities.
After working for a
trade-show design-build firm, he opened his own company, Système Huntingdon, in a barn in Huntingdon, Quebec.
SH gets its start designing and installing trade-show exhibits for American Standard Canada and was the beginning of the company’s specialization in millwork for the kitchen and bathroom industry. This led to a showroom-in-a-showroom for Torrington Supply in Stanford, CT.
The first Michelin project was a trade-show booth, but eventually the company saw SH’s strength in combining millwork with branded elements, and asked SH to start manufacturing dealer counters for their franchisees.
Building Immersive Experiences
SH starts expanding into showroom fabrication, taking their trade-show booth experience and translating that into commercial-grade retail furniture.
Changing the HPL game
SH invests in digital printing machines and develops Top Inlay and FOLIA™ HPL.
Soon after its launch, FOLIA™ was involved in projects with Parks Canada, the National Capital Commission and Alaska State Parks.
A New Facility
SH moves to a new 85,000 square-foot manufacturing facility to support the company’s continued growth.
The facility has a:
Millwork & Metal Shop
Print & Paint Shop
SH begins working with aluminum and investing in research on how to bring an innovative product to the signage and architectural markets.
The result was a dye-sublimation process using an aluminum substrate, known as ALTO™.
SH Immersive Environments
The company went through a rebranding, choosing on the name
SH Immersive Environments to reflect the company’s mission to create fully-branded environments for its clients.
Both ALTO™ and FOLIA™ received the prestigious SEGD Arrow award for their innovative design solutions and commitment to developing technologies and manufacturing techniques that support the experiential graphic design field.
SEGD Arrow Award for Innovation
The SH Group Creation
SH opens a new sales and marketing office. After several name changes, the company settles on The SH Group, a name which pays tribute to the company’s original name, Systeme Huntingdon.