Premier Tech continues to expand in France

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, QC, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Premier Tech is pleased to announce its acquisition of Atelier Plastique Forézien, specializing in the rotational moulding of thermoplastic materials. By this transaction, the company aims to increase the European manufacturing capacity of its Premier Tech Aqua France (PTAF) Business Unit.

Positioned as an industry leader in France, PTAF has recorded a significant sales growth of 55% over the last two years. With this acquisition, Premier Tech maintains its investment strategy with the goal of fueling PTAF's growth and increasing its logistics capabilities to support its distribution partners.

For 20 years, the French company Atelier Plastique Forézien, located in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, has based its business success on continuous efforts to develop products renowned for their design, their robustness and their cutting-edge technology. Driven by the same philosophy, Premier Tech Aqua France now welcomes a dozen rotational moulding specialists, increasing the number of Premier Tech's Environmental Technologies Group (ETG) team members to more than 400 in Europe, including more than 200 in France itself.

"This acquisition perfectly aligns with the go-to-market strategy deployed by ETG in response to its strong growth of recent years. It will allow the Group to maintain its progression from solid ground," explains Henri Ouellet, president of Premier Tech's Environmental Technologies Group.

Corporate Profile

Premier Tech has been growing its leadership position globally for more than 90 years, driven by the collective power of its 3 250 team members in 23 countries. Leveraging its human capital as well as a deeply rooted Culture revolving around innovation and excellence, Premier Tech focuses its efforts in three core industries: Horticulture and Agriculture – greenhouse production, agriculture, and lawn and garden; Industrial Equipment – rigid and flexible packaging, material handling, and palletizing; and Environmental Technologies – wastewater treatment and rainwater harvesting. Committed to the long-­term success of its clients, Premier Tech today records sales of 600 million dollars, backed by a strong manufacturing and commercial expertise, a far-reaching entrepreneurial approach and a quarter century-­long track record of solid growth.


SOURCE Premier Tech

For further information: France Bégin Parent, Public Relations Director, Premier Tech, 418 867-8883, ext. 6059,


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