MONTREAL, June 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Cicame Énergie, a subsidiary of
the Sicame Group, which specializes in the manufacturing of
transmission line accessories and electrical distribution, is opening
its new plant and laboratory today in Saint-Hubert. The new
state-of-the-art facilities, housed in a 100,000 sq.-ft. building, will
help the French company to triple its production capacity and create a
line of high-end insulating gloves for the North American market.
Cicame Énergie, which relies on a highly specialized labour force, will
create 30 new jobs and keep 20 permanent jobs. "We're in full expansion
mode. This new investment of $8.7 M will allow us to remain at the
forefront of the technology, and thus remain a key player in the North
American electric power industry," declared Frank Willier, Cicame
Énergie General Manager. "Over 90% of the products we sell to the
United States and Canada are already produced in Québec, and our new
products will help us consolidate this market. We are set to become one
of the few suppliers of insulating gloves in the world and our new
facilities in Saint-Hubert will be the largest of the group, in North
America," he added.
Cicame Énergie's products and services focus on three areas: materials
for energy transmission networks, materials for aerial and underground
networks, and materials for electrical protection and security.
Montréal International, whose mandate includes attracting foreign
investment to Greater Montréal, supported the company at every key step
in this project. "Working alongside its partners, Montréal
International helped consolidate the activities of a European leader
that is innovating and creating new products in a strategic sector of
our economy," noted Montréal International President and CEO Jacques
St-Laurent. "This is a key project for the Saint-Hubert region, one
that showcases the Greater Montréal region's potential as a centre for
innovation and high technology," he added.
Cicame Énergie also received support from Canada Economic Development
for Québec Regions (CED), Québec's Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de
l'Exportation (MDEIE), Invest Québec and Développement économique Longueuil (DEL).
About Cicame Énergie (www.cicame.ca)
Since setting up in Canada in 2000, Cicame Énergie has sought to provide
North American electric power companies with accessories and connectors
for transmission lines (up to 765kv) and security. To do so, the
company develops and designs connectivity solutions that meet clients'
technical requirements, with complete solutions in dead-end and joint
connections, for very high tension to distribution for all cable types.
The growing global demand for electric energy has enabled Sicame Group
to expand rapidly since its creation over 50 years ago. Today, Sicame
Group operates in 17 countries and its products are distributed in
120 countries, making the Group the largest independent private entity
in its activity sector, with over 1,500 employees and sales exceeding
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Created in 1996, Montréal International (MI) is the result of a
private-public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the
economic development of Greater Montréal and enhance its international
status. Its mandate is to attract foreign investment, international
organizations and qualified foreign workers as well as promoting the
competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal
International—a non-profit organization—is financed by the private
sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract $8.7
billion in foreign investment to Greater Montréal. From these
investments, more than 47,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To
date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of some 65
international organizations to establish themselves in the city and,
attract and retain, more than 7,500 qualified foreign workers. To learn
more, please visit MI Web site at: www.montrealinternational.com.
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