Platinum North America (formerly Taipan Canada) is a leading supplier to distributors across North America providing premium quality abrasives, cutting tools, welding consumables and polishing products for the metal working industry. Founded in 2012, we have established global expertise and recognition in the industry for products that provide outstanding performance and value.

August 2019 marked an important milestone in the journey of our company and we completed a rebrand to the new name Platinum North America to better represent the range of products we have to offer and our commitment to provide increased value and productivity to the industry.

Platinum is a highly-valuable and rare metal that is characterized by outstanding resistance to corrosion, tarnish and wear. You’ll find that these key features are reflected in the quality and performance of our products and our approach to providing the best service and support to our customers.

What sets us apart in the metal working industry?

  • Consistency. We strive to provide consistent quality, performance, branding and support.
  • Simplicity. We’re easy to work with and always looking for ways to remove complexity.
  • Creativity. We’re a dynamic, energetic and inspiring team that provides solutions.



Our products are designed and tested to meet and exceed the highest quality standards and are manufactured using state-of-the-art production facilities and high quality materials. 

Our products are certified in compliance with these industry certifications: 

  • OSA (Organization for the Safety of Abrasives)
  • EN12413 (European standard)
  • ANSI B7.1 (USA standard)
  • CSA (Canadian standard)


Safety is of utmost importance at Platinum North America. Abrasive and Welding products can create dangerous conditions causing accidents when not used correctly and responsibly therefore always read guidelines, recommendations and regulations specified on product labels and packaging before using the product. Abrasive and Welding products must be handled and used with care, product that has been used, damaged, incorrectly mounted or applied to the wrong application can cause accidents or injuries. Proper use of air ventilation is important, the use of cutting, grinding, welding and finishing products can create contaminated air around the user which is harmful to health.


OSA (The Organization for the Safety of Abrasives): www.osa-abrasives.org
CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association): www.csagroup.org
European standards: www.cen.eu
UAMA (United Abrasives Manufacturers Association): www.uama.org
ANSI: www.ansi.org
FEPA (Federation of European Producers of Abrasives): www.fepa-abrasives.org
ISO (International Standards Organization): www.iso.org
STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association): www.stafda.org
CWA (Canadian Welding Association): www.cwa-acs.org
CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau): www.cwbgroup.org
ISA (Industrial Supply Association): www.isapartners.org