Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Molok North America Ltd. participates in innovative virtual tradeshow: Green Building Expo!

Molok North America Ltd. is pleased to participate in the Green Building Expo.  Here's some information from their website: "Green Building Expo is an affordable way for businesses to connect with potential clients and customers all across Canada – and beyond. The virtual show intends to celebrate Canada’s greenest and most successful building projects. And each exhibit will showcase sustainable construction solutions to a target audience in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Green Building Expo will serve as an ideal platform to bring together technology, materials, products, service providers, developers, general contractors, architects, consultants, engineers, interior designers, builders, specifiers, project managers, green investors, bankers, building owners and facilities managers; not to mention municipalities, expert organizations and other key stakeholders of green building projects. Two of the bonuses available to participants include saving money and eliminating travel time. As well, because it’s not a physical trade show, booth construction costs are eliminated, logistical problems are non-existent and carbon footprints are minimized."

We look forward to visiting with you at the Molok North America Ltd. booth today:  Stop by to say hello on the live chat!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Molok Bucks Global Waste Giants and Wins New Economy Clean Tech Award for Best Recycling and Waste Management Solutions.

Mount Forest, Ontario (January 9, 2017) We are pleased to announce that Molok Ltd of Finland and Molok North America of Canada have been internationally recognized as leaders in sustainability by The New Economy Magazine – a quarterly technology, business and finance publication headquartered in London, England.  Molok is in good company along with Google, Iceland, Tesla/Solar City, Resolute Forest Products and other award winners as it received the New Economy Clean Tech Award for Best Recycling and Waste Management Solutions.  New Economy recognizes companies whose ideas, achievements, projects and solutions reflect innovation, long-term vision and leadership.

Molok Ltd. of Finland and Molok North America Ltd. of Canada have been quietly listening to the needs of the customer and working tirelessly for over 25 years to turn the world of recycling and waste management upside down.  Founded by entrepreneur Veikko Salli in Nokia, Finland in 1991, Molok quickly became a global solution with installations in over 40 countries.  Salli’s daughter Marja Hillis established Molok North America Ltd. in 1999.  With manufacturing facilities in Nokia, Finland, and Mount Forest, Ontario, and a global network of sales and distribution, they are able to meet the growing demands of their customers around the world.

The advantages of the Molok® system are many.  The vertical semi-underground design uses gravity to compact waste, reducing the number of collections by as much as 50 percent.  Underground temperatures keep the waste cool, minimizing the unpleasant odours usually so inextricably linked to waste.  This means reduced truck traffic and lower emissions.  “At Molok, we are always thinking of how to work with and for the environment, as opposed to against it. With this objective at the core of everything we do, all the design rules we have originate from the laws of nature” says Salli.

Further, the crane lifted design of Molok allows for the containers to be placed where they are easily accessible by the users.  Reduced heavy truck traffic means increased safety on site, and the containers are easily accessible by people of all ages and abilities.  Hillis says, “Listening to the needs of the end-users, and understanding the challenges they face is an important part of our operating philosophy.” She further adds, “While this is often contrary to the top-down approach practiced by many waste haulers in the world, it is necessary to create real change.”

Molok North America Ltd. has been named in the Canadian PROFIT 500 group for fastest growing companies for the past 4 years, while Hillis herself has been recognized twice on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking celebrating entrepreneurial achievement by Canadian women who own and manage their businesses.  Molok Ltd. has been the recipient of numerous environmental and industry awards.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Molok North America Ltd. Ranks as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada for the Fourth Year in a Row

– PROFIT magazine unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Mount Forest, Ontario (September 15, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Molok North America Ltd. on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Molok North America Ltd. made the 2016 PROFIT 500 list for the fourth year in a row, achieving a five-year revenue growth of 88%.

“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”

Monday, September 21, 2015

Molok North America Ltd. Ranks on the 2015 PROFIT 500 for the Third Year in a Row

Molok North America Ltd. Ranks on the 2015 PROFIT 500 for the Third Year in a Row
PROFIT magazine unveils 27th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Mount Forest, Ontario (September 17, 2015) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Molok North America Ltd. No. 279 overall on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, and ranked No. 45 in the manufacturing category. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Molok North America Ltd. made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 206%.

“The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they’ve made to their communities—and the entire country.  They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination."

“Molok North America Ltd. is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the third year in a row,” says CEO Marja Hillis. “This achievement reflects the strength of our product and the dedication of our team.”

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Molok® Emptying Video

Do you know how waste in a Molok®  container is emptied? Check out this video!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What it Takes to Create Amazing Products: The stories behind the most unique, innovative and in-demand offerings produced by the 2014 W100

Great products and services don’t just happen. They take vision, market savvy, innovative thinking and no shortage of patience to survive development phases that can seem endless. But when they hit the mark, they really hit the mark. They win over customers, attract attention and lead to higher sales. In short, they can make or break a company’s brand.
Consider some of the work produced by the companies led by 2014 W100 winners. In the gallery below, you’ll see 12 of the most noteworthy, creative and unique products developed by the women on the ranking (with help from their teams, of course). You’ll find revamped spa uniforms, cosmetics for animals, cutting-edge microchips, Disney-approved children’s apps—and even a 1960s-themed boutique motel. You’ll get a peek into the development processes that spawned them and the creative ways they were brought to market. Hopefully, you’ll come away inspired to create your next big thing.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Molok North America Ltd. Celebrates: 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award and PROFIT 500 ranking

Molok North America Ltd. Has Many Reasons to Celebrate 
Molok North America Ltd. Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and PROFIT 500 ranking. 

Mount Forest, Ontario (June 12, 2014) - Molok North America Ltd. has many reasons to celebrate this year: May marked the company’s 15th year anniversary, June awards Marja Hillis with Entrepreneur of the Year award, as well as ranks Molok North America Ltd. on the PROFIT 500 for the second year in a row. 

In the spring of 1999, Marja Hillis, started Molok North America Ltd. She was committed to sharing the user-friendly waste solution of Molok® Deep Collection™ with Canada. Now, 15 years later, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system proves to be an effective solution for tens of thousands of users across Canada. 

On June 3rd, 2014, Mrs. Hillis was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Canada Finland Chamber of Commerce and the Osuuspankki Finnish Credit Union. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded annually to recognize the achievements of an individual in the business community and their contributions to the Finnish-Canadian community. 

June 12th, 2014, Molok North America Ltd. ranked on the 26th annual PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s FastestGrowing Companies, for the second year in a row. Ranking No. 280, Molok North America Ltd. improved their ranking from 2013, up 84 positions. Molok North America Ltd. made the PROFIT 500 list with five year revenue growth of 195%. 

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.” 

Marja Hillis, Molok North America Ltd. CEO says, “Counting my blessings every day, I’m overjoyed by the fact that we have such an amazing group of people in our team, or Molok family, as I like to call it. Without them none of this would be possible. As this family of ours keeps growing, whether as employees, distributors, customers or other stakeholders, I’m looking forward to the future with its challenges and opportunities.”

Link to press release