Our History

Our Service Runs Deep

From our inception in 1938 as the first instrument company in Alberta, to our growth into Saskatchewan and British Columbia, CENTRIX continues to be a premier distributor of quality instrumentation and controls products across Western Canada. Our name may have changed over the years, but our commitment to our valued customers remains the same.

1938

  • Barber Engineering and Controls is founded. 

1958

  • Ashcroft product line is added.

1960

  • Consolidated Relief Valves-BHGE product line is added.

1973

  • Pall Air Dryers-SPX PPC product line is added.

1975

  • Smith Meters and Systems-TechnipFMC product line is added.
  • Dresser Roots Meters-DNGS product line is added.

1978

  • Masoneilan Control Valves-BHGE product line is added.

1979

  • Dresser Couplings-DNGS product line is added.

1986

  • Barber Engineering and Controls expands into British Columbia with BG Controls.

1987

  • Fontaine product line is added.

1988

  • Preso Meters-Badger Meter product line is added.
  • WIKA product line is added in BC.
  • Severn-Trent product line is added in BC.
  • Thermo Ramsey product line is added in BC.

1993

  • Barber Engineering and Controls expands into Saskatchewan, opening up Barber Valve.

1994

  • Invalco-TechnipFMC product line is added.

1996

  • Research Control Valves-Badger Meter product line is added.

1999

  • Sureflow Strainers product line is added.

2001

  • Challenger Valve product line is added.

2008

  • Barber Engineering and Controls is purchased by CORIX Infrastructure Inc.
  • Barber Group becomes CORIX Control Solutions.

2013

  • Endress+Hauser product line is added in BC.

2015

  • Becker Control Valves-BHGE product line is added.
  • Mooney Regulators-BHGE product line is added.
  • Expansion in BC with the purchase of Interior Instruments.

2017

  • Protego product line is added.
  • Ultimo product line is added.

2018

  • The Deschênes Group acquires CORIX Control Solutions.

2019

  • Watson McDaniel product line is added.
  • CORIX Control Solutions becomes CENTRIX Control Solutions, now a proud family member of the Deschênes Group.

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