Who We Are

We have over 24 years of experience and expertise in providing high-quality, high-volume production machining services. Our understanding of the importance of people, process, and equipment is the reason we’re able to form lasting relationships with our employees, suppliers, and customers.

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Customer Service

Communication is the key to any successful strategic partnership. We have a three-level approach with an outside sales team, inside support team, and technical people from the manufacturing team all communicating with you. They all work in tandem, and it’s their priority to make sure your needs are met. They will always answer your questions, know your expectations, and ensure your products are delivered on time.

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Quality

Our attention to detail is second to none. We’ll build your part to your exact specifications while running it through our in-house Quality Control program. This involves extensive testing in manufacturing, product completion, and follow-up documentation. We want to make sure it’s perfect and deliver a great result every time.

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Competitive Pricing

They say you get what you pay for, and when you choose Machine O Matic, you’re getting the best: globally competitive pricing sourced locally through automation.

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Teamwork

If we want a job done right, we have to do it together. We’ve assembled a great team that works with each other and with you to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need.

Our Team

Meet the minds behind Machine O Matic.

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Belinda Lang

Finance / HR Manager
Time in Industry: Since 2002; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 2002
Favourite Things:
  1. Dancing
  2. Learning about human development and psychology
  3. Spending time with my three nieces

Least Favourite Things:
  1. Clutter
  2. Grey skies
  3. Teaching English to large groups of Korean elementary students

Interesting Fact:
I taught English in Seoul, Korea, at various businesses for about two years after realizing that elementary schools were not my thing.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
I love the people and the challenges of learning and growing in this business every day.

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Kevin Lang

President
Time in Industry: Since 1996; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 1996
Favourite Things:
  1. World travel
  2. My wife Allie and daughter Chloe
  3. Art

Least Favourite Things:
  1. Waiting in line
  2. Driving a car
  3. V-neck t-shirts

Interesting Fact:
I recently started experimenting with origami.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
The challenge of creating something fantastic through a phenomenal team.

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Chris Cooper

Operations Manager
Time in Industry: Since 1984; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 2006
Favourite Things:
  1. Motorbike riding
  2. Travelling
  3. Animals

Least Favourite Things:
  1. Bad drivers
  2. Winter (I can't ride my bike)
  3. Vegetables

Interesting Fact:
Since immigrating to Canada eight years ago, I have found that in the 1800s, distant relatives and family lived and worked in the hamlet of Bindloss, Alberta.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
It's family oriented, and there are opportunities to grow within the company.

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Sheetal Kushwaha

Customer Support
Time in Industry: Since 2011; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 2011
Favourite Things:
  1. Listening to music
  2. Watching movies
  3. Going for a walk

Least Favourite Things:
  1. Going to the gym
  2. Going to the mall
  3. Seeing people when they are sad

Interesting Fact:
My favourite movies are 3 Idiots (Hindi) and She's the Man.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
Working at Machine O Matic has been great. They really do care about their employees and their feelings. They give opportunities to their employees to grow, and I have learned and grown a lot at this company.

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Luminita Manolea

Accounting
Time in Industry: Since 2010; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 2010
Favourite Things:
  1. Spending time with my family
  2. Travelling to Europe or sunny places
  3. Following fashion trends

Least Favourite Things:
  1. To cook
  2. To cook
  3. To cook

Interesting Fact:
I am talented in fashion design and can make many different types of clothing from scratch.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
I like the working environment. I love what I do and the flexibility I have in my schedule.

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Banditta Prem

Customer Support
Time in Industry: Since 2004; Time at Machine O Matic: Since 2016
Favourite Things:
  1. My son Krishiv
  2. Work
  3. My niece and nephew

Least Favourite Things:
  1. Mornings
  2. Cooking
  3. Clutter

Interesting Fact:
I was born in Edmonton to East Indian parents who never taught me Hindi, and I taught myself by watching Hindi movies.

Why I Like Working at Machine O Matic:
I love the people here! I love that it is family oriented and that they genuinely care.

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Our Story

Scroll through our history to see how it all began.

  • 1943

    Albrecht Lang, Machine O Matic’s founder, is born in Germany.

  • 1946

    Erika Pinnecke-Schwan, Machine O Matic’s co-founder, is born in Germany.

  • 1952

    Erika and her family immigrate to Canada, crossing the Atlantic by ship.

  • 1957

    Albrecht (known to most as Al) begins his trade as a machinist in Germany at the age of 14.

  • 1960

    Al immigrates to Canada as a fully trained machinist.

  • 1963

    Al and Erika meet and develop a beautiful friendship.

  • 1966

    Al and Erika get married.

  • 1973

    Erika and Al have their first child, their daughter Belinda.

  • 1974

    Erika and Al have their second child, their son Kevin.

  • 1976

    Al ventures out of the machinist trade to try his hand at sales and returns to machining, his first love, three years later.

  • 1980

    Al and his brother start A&M Machining. Erika works in the company as the office manager.

  • 1991

    Al and Erika try a new venture and start Machine O Matic, focusing at first on the automatic transmission repair business and eventually re-strategizing to move into production machining.

  • 1993

    The company grows to nine employees and and expands the facility. Production machining is confirmed as the right move.

  • 1995

    With 15 employees, Machine O Matic develops a reputation for high-quality machining and timely delivery. The automatic transmission business is phased out in favour of production machining within the oil industry.

    Al and Erika’s daughter Belinda graduates from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in psychology.

  • 1996

    Al and Erika’s son Kevin graduates from the University of Alberta with a degree in commerce and joins the family business full-time. Both Belinda and Kevin have been working part-time at the business since junior high school.

  • 2001

    Machine O Matic celebrates our 10-year anniversary.

  • 2002

    Belinda begins working full-time at Machine O Matic and also marries Jee Lee, her longtime beloved, in Mexico

  • 2003

    Machine O Matic goes through a rebrand with a new logo, website, and marketing strategy. We are starting to be known for small parts manufacturing and expand into new industries, including medicine, instrumentation, and sports and recreation.

    Erika leads the Machine O Matic team through succession planning for a smooth retirement strategy and to ensure the long-term success of the company.

  • 2005

    Machine O Matic develops an overseas manufacturing strategy and starts outsourcing parts to China. We target 30 percent of total manufacturing to go into factories overseas to enable us to stay competitive in the global market.

  • 2007

    Kevin marries his longtime girlfriend, Allie Wiener, in New York City.

  • 2008

    The world recession is looming, but so far we’re still thriving. With a succession plan firmly in place, Al and Erika retire from Machine O Matic, leaving the company in the hands of their children Belinda and Kevin.

  • 2009

    The world recession is in full swing, and Machine O Matic feels the effects. We decide to pivot the company by investing in automation and eliminating the China outsourcing strategy. This saves jobs and still enables price competitiveness.

    Al and Erika settle into retirement, occasionally dropping by to consult on important decisions.

  • 2010

    Our first fully automated production cell is in operation and is an overwhelming success.

  • 2011

    Business is booming and the automation strategy is paying off. We are outgrowing our space, so we make a deal on a new facility.

  • 2011

    Machine O Matic celebrates our 20 year anniversary.

  • 2012

    Our new facility undergoes a nine-month renovation into a modern 15,000-square-foot space with ample employee perks, a new QA room, and a top-of-the-line production floor. We move into the building in August and add a second fully automated production cell.

  • May 2012

    Chloe Lang is born to Kevin and Allie, and the family enjoys its first little one.

  • 2013

    After a rocky start with production volume, the year finishes off strong.

  • 2014

    Erika Lang loses a short battle with cancer and dies in April. It’s a hard year for the Lang family, but the business leans on the team and processes and comes out strong.

  • 2015

    World oil prices continue to plummet, and a few challenges may be in the future. We hire Sales Manager Dave Fawcett, as well as an outside sales representative named Jim, and build the internal support team. We continue to execute our strategies and are ready for the future.

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