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Molok celebrates 15th Anniversary in waste containment

May 5, 2014 marked Molok North America Ltd.’s 15th year anniversary as an innovative contender in the waste containment industry.

May 5, 2014 marked Molok North America Ltd.’s 15th year anniversary as an innovative contender in the waste containment industry.

Since 1999, Molok North America Ltd. has helped users save money and the environment with the Molok Deep Collection system. The crane-lift, semi-underground design of Molok containers has proven to be an effective solution for tens of thousands of users across Canada. 

The Molok Deep Collection system was created and developed by Veikko Salli in the 1980s in Finland. In the mid to late 1990s, Molok was introduced to Canada. Research began regarding the Canadian waste and recycling market, and North American sales of Molok were being directed from Molok Ltd. in Finland. In 1997, Marja Hillis, Veikko Salli’s daughter and co-owner of Molok Ltd., came to Canada and began showcasing the Molok system on behalf of Molok Ltd. at events such as the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo. Knowing that the Molok system was a perfect fit, Hillis started Molok North America Ltd. in the spring of 1999. She was committed to sharing the user-friendly waste solution of Molok Deep Collection with Canada.

The first few years were a struggle. Local waste haulers were not interested in emptying these new generation waste and recycling containers. Molok was generally seen as a threat to the existing waste industry, a view that was based on a misunderstanding as Molok was simply introducing a new way of doing things. Because of this lack of support, all sales efforts were focused on municipal, provincial and national parks market, where the park staff was able to empty Molok containers by using their own equipment.

Since then, Molok has been accepted by other waste haulers and Molok Deep Collection containers are now being used by restaurants, multi-residential properties, churches, universities, schools, retirement homes etc. across Canada. During 2012, Molok saw the grand opening of their new 39,000 sq.ft. facility in Mount Forest, Ontario.

In 2013, Molok was recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranking No. 364 on the annual PROFIT 500. In the fall of 2013, Hillis ranked No. 84 on the W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. 

About the Molok Deep Collection system

Molok Deep Collection containers have vertical, semi-underground design. This design allows the waste to compact, increasing container capacity, and the lower temperatures underground prevent odours and pests. What makes Molok stand out is the unique emptying method, which offers key benefits not available with conventional containers. Developed with the end user in mind, the Molok Deep Collection system provides a collection point that is safe, efficient and easy to use for everyone.

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