MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - This morning, Technoparc Montréal was pleased to attend the groundbreaking ceremony marking the future Canadian headquarters of ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies. Roger Plamondon, Senior Vice-President of Real Estate Development and Acquisitions at Broccolini, Alan DeSousa, Mayor of the Borough of Saint-Laurent, and Nathalie Pilon, President and Chief Executive Officer at ABB Canada, were also on hand. This wide-scale project will take up 300,000 square feet on TM's Saint-Laurent Campus and will be built following rigorous environmental standards, aiming at a LEED SILVER certification, in keeping with the green vision promoted by Technoparc Montréal, whose own headquarters is LEED SILVER-certified.
"We're so proud that ABB chose to establish its Canadian headquarters at Technoparc Montréal. This is a world-renowned company and a true leader in its field, so we know they will feel right at home in the midst of all the other high value, innovative companies that are now doing business in the heart of Montreal's technology district," said Mario Monette, President and CEO of Technoparc Montréal.
"ABB Canada's arrival is certainly a testament to Technoparc Montréal's ability to bring major players to Montreal," added Monette. In addition to ABB, several other major players that have opened offices at Technoparc Montréal's Saint-Laurent Campus since the start of 2015: TM saw the official opening of the Broccolini Corporate Centre Saint-Laurent 2, where Hospira took up residence, the start of construction on Green Cross Biotherapeutics, Greater Montreal's largest industrial project ($275 million) and the start of construction on the future Videotron data centre ($40 million for Phase 1).
Technoparc Montréal's global appeal and ability to bring world-calibre businesses to Montreal can be explained by its exceptional natural site and its in-depth real estate development expertise. "Our partnership with Broccolini, a leader in the construction and real estate service sectors, has been a big asset for us in recent years. Their contribution to Technoparc Montréal's effervescence has been huge," remarked Monette, who indicated that Broccolini would oversee the construction of ABB's new campus.
About Technoparc Montréal
Founded in 1987, Technoparc Montréal fosters Montreal's scientific and technological development by encouraging high value life sciences, aerospace, ICT and cleantech businesses and research centres to establish Canadian offices in Montreal. In addition to its Business Centre solutions for SME, Technoparc Montréal has developed three specialized sites: the Saint-Laurent Campus, home to 91 companies and 5,625 workers, the Éco-campus Hubert Reeves, and the Health District. In 2014, Technoparc Montréal welcomed 32 new businesses to its Saint-Laurent Campus, leading to the creation of 825 new jobs.
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