Ottawa Instrumentation Ltd (OIL) has followed a path of steady development based upon investment of retained earnings and following Schumacher’s principle of only investing what can be recovered within one year.
Originally founded as an independent consulting company, it acquired RBR Ltd in 1998, and transformed it into a world leading manufacturer of environmental monitoring instruments.
Over the years, it has established new industry standards in performance, size and durability and continues to offer an industry leading limited life time warranty on its oceanographic products.
OIL has made investments in new business ventures, especially in the field of sensors, system integration and mechanical prototype and design.
This website provides an overview of our ventures and some of our principal collaborators.
Updated in 2023 we now trace the evolution of all the enterprises, and suggest ways in which the future may unfold.