Kinectrics is a leading testing, inspection, certification and consulting company with over 25 unique laboratory and testing facilities. With an expertise built on almost 100 years of experience, Kinectrics has an award-winning team of over 400 engineers and technical experts.

From its one-workshop beginnings as Ontario Hydro Research Division (OHRD), Kinectrics has focused on the development and application of advanced technologies for the power industry.

In the 1990s, Ontario provincial policy resulted in the de-merger and re-organization of Ontario Hydro into a number of companies. OHRD was also re-organized, first as Ontario Hydro Technologies (OHT), and eventually Ontario Power Technologies (OPT), under the de-merged generation company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG).