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About Cogent

Cogent is a leading industrial automation and controls solution provider who is committed to advancing industry productivity with intelligent integration.

Cogent’s professional services provide a new level of independent expertise to industrial automation and control, project management, and digitalization to industrial operations around the world.
Clients across the globe rely on our proven project execution methodology to successfully define, design, build, and operate their plants and achieve higher levels of safety, productivity, and efficiency.

Cogent’s technical expertise delivers a totally integrated plant connecting equipment, processes and people, including:

  • Process engineering
  • Industrial safety
  • Industrial automation
  • Electrical
  • Industrial IT
  • Information systems
  • Operations performance management systems
  • Management of multi-discipline engineering
  • Procurement management
  • Construction oversight

Global Reach, Canadian Home

Global Map
Based in British Columbia, Canada, Cogent is recognized as one of the top exporters of professional services in Canada by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the BC Ministry of Technology. Our global reach and technical expertise enables manufacturers and equipment suppliers around the world to deploy their equipment and integrate their plants to international as well as local standards and regulation.

We recently partnered with an industry leader who is committed to advancing our clients’ competitive edge. Kadant Inc. acquired Cogent in 2020 to further its mission of enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. As part of Kadant, Cogent continues to make decisions locally based on our customers’ needs, while gaining the backing of a global process-improvement leader that is committed to growing great companies.

Our extensive portfolio of successfully executed projects in North America, Asia, and Europe speaks for itself, and we are proud to be representing Canada throughout the globe and as part of the Kadant global family.

Our project and technical services range from requirement definition to design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and start-up support.

“For us it was not about selling the company, it was about finding an industry partner to help us grow. We are proud to be part of a world class company offering reliable and innovative products and services around the world.”
Bijan Shams – President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

Cogent Commitments

Commitment to Health, Safety, and Environment

We are committed to continuously promoting Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) requirements throughout the company. This commitment is key to our culture.

Dedicated to Client Success

Cogent is a results-driven organization. We listen to your needs and work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that our solutions successfully meet your project goals and that you receive the desired value from your investment.

Proven Project Execution Methodology

From definition to operation, our team leverages their technical expertise and project experience to help ensure that the project is successful and long-term benefits are maintained. Our solutions are delivered with comprehensive training programs to empower your workgroups to manage and improve operational performance and drive continuous improvement.

Delivering the Right Technology Solutions

We collaborate with the top technology leaders to create best-value solutions that are tailored and scalable. Our goal is to provide innovative technology solutions that deliver a competitive advantage and enable our clients to do more with less.

Our Vision

Deploy technology solutions that shape the future of industry.

Our Mission

Deliver a fully connected, safe, effective, and data-driven plant to drive the highest efficiency from assets, people, and processes.

Our Values


We are honest and transparent in everything we do.


Ours teams are our toughest critics and our loudest supporters.

Client Centric

We understand that our clients’ success will assure ours.


We honor our commitments to our clients, each other, and ourselves.


We are qualified, skilled, and have strong work ethic.


We understand the importance of our work and always seek to improve what we do.


We deliver results – not excuses.

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