The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, attended by Jacques Daoust, Québec’s Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Lakshmanan Chidambaram, Head – North America, at Tech Mahindra, Daniel Desnoyers, Associate Vice-President, Aerospace and Defence for Canada at Tech Mahindra, and Dominique Anglade, President and CEO of Montréal International.
“This is a major and strategically significant project for Québec’s aerospace industry,” Daoust said. “We worked closely with our prospecting partner Montréal International to bring this top-calibre aerospace engineering and information technology giant to the province. The Québec aerospace industry is well served by a highly trained workforce and a network of leading universities and research centres ready to build bridges with players all across the industry and all around the world.”
For his part, Chidambaram noted: “Tech Mahindra has been present in Montréal since 2005 and has been part of the region’s exponential growth journey since then. The Greater Montréal centre will provide design and manufacturing engineering expertise, as well as manufacturing support, to the Canadian customer base.”
Chidambaram added: “We are grateful to Montréal International and other stakeholders whose dynamism and assurance has helped make the growth journey interesting. Montréal is a world aerospace hub and is experiencing continued growth with major OEMs such as Bombardier Aerospace. Tech Mahindra is excited by the opportunity to provide its expertise.”
Montréal International, with its mandate to attract foreign direct investments to the Greater Montréal area, supported and advised the company in its project to establish itself in the region.
“Greater Montréal is among the foremost international hubs in the industry, along with Seattle, Washington and Toulouse” said Ms. Anglade. “With more than 43,500 jobs and sales in excess of $12 billion, the aerospace sector is home to a complete and competitive supply chain that includes prime contractors, high-quality equipment manufacturers and integrators and a network of almost 190 world-class SMEs, established mainly in the Greater Montréal area.”
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Source: Montréal International