Saint-Laurent, a Key Industrial and Technological Hub in Québec
With nearly 4,700 companies and over 107,000 jobs, the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent boasts great economic diversity, thanks to both its strategic technological clusters and its concentration of prime manufacturers and SME suppliers. The borough, which generates more than 33 per cent of the manufacturing jobs in Montreal, has all the facilities required to host this experimentation centre.
“As part of its strategic plan, the borough of Saint-Laurent has partnered with Développement économique Saint-Laurent and the Québec Innovation Network to invest in innovative manufacturing, along with the help of another key partner, the CRIQ. This initiative, which is part of our strategic vision, will help bolster the competitiveness of the Québec manufacturing sector and allow it to continue to drive our economy. We are very proud to host this new experimentation centre, which will support Québec-based manufacturers in their technological transformation,” added Saint-Laurent Mayor, Alan De Sousa.
About the CRIQ
For nearly 50 years, the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) has continued to drive the competitiveness of Quebec-based businesses by promoting innovation, productivity, exportation and eco-efficiency in the industrial sector, while developing partnerships to expand the services they offer. With more than 200 employees as well as labs in Québec City and Montreal, the CRIQ carries out nearly 3,000 projects per year. www.criq.qc.ca.
Festo is a leading worldwide supplier of monitoring solutions and factory automation technologies. It has remained an independent, family-based business and an industry leader thanks to its innovation, along with its nature-inspired problem-solving and unique range of professional training and education programs. Festo was a pioneer behind Industry 4.0 technologies and has been operating in Canada for over 40 years. Its work involves helping Canadian businesses bolster their competitiveness and productivity.
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