MONTREAL, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The ALTEN Group, a European leader in technology consulting and
engineering (TCE), has established its Canadian head office in Greater
Montréal. The Group is currently recognized as one of the best
employers in France, having received a Top Employeur France 2013 certification, and is planning to create 200 specialized jobs in the
Greater Montréal region within the next three years.
The ALTEN Group, with its 16,000 employees in 16 countries in Europe,
North America and Asia, supports innovative companies in the
development of their R&D activities and the establishment of new
information systems. The new subsidiary is planning mainly to offer its
services to companies in Québec, the rest of Canada and in North
America that are active in the aerospace and information and
communication technologies (ICT) sectors.
"We find all the know-how of the ALTEN Group in Montréal. This city has
a pool of talent for our industry with top-notch universities and
engineering schools. This is key to developing and strengthening our
Canadian presence," said Maxime Leca, the Director of ALTEN Canada.
"In addition, the region excels in several cutting-edge technological
fields and provides a very competitive business environment."
Montréal International, which has a mandate to attract foreign direct
investment to Greater Montréal, worked with the French company as it
established itself in the region. "The arrival of a European giant such
as the ALTEN Group, which specializes in a field that holds great
promise in the knowledge-based economy, underscores just how dynamic
the region is as a centre of innovation, R&D and high technology," said
Jacques St-Laurent, President and CEO of Montréal International.
"Subsidiaries of foreign companies give a huge boost to the region's
economic development and profile."
"Greater Montréal was competing against other major cities in Canada. It
stood out due to its North American business environment, its
Francophone and multilingual population and its proximity to major
urban centres in the northeast United States, such as New York, Boston
and Washington, D.C.," added Maxime Leca. "Montréal is definitely a
cosmopolitan city that is open to the world. It has all of the
ingredients conducive to success and business development."
Furthermore, the founding of ALTEN Canada puts the ALTEN Group on more
solid footing in North America, following the 2011 acquisition of
Calsoft Labs in the U.S.
About ALTEN (www.alten.fr)
A European leader in technology consulting and engineering (TCE), ALTEN
performs design projects and studies for technical divisions and
information systems divisions of major industrial, telecom and tertiary
accounts. Founded in 1988 and with a presence in 16 countries, the
ALTEN Group posted sales of €1.2 billion in 2012 and has a workforce of
16,000, 88% of whom are high-level engineers.
ALTEN's stock is listed in compartment B of the Euronext Paris market
(ISIN FR0000071946); it is part of the SBF 120, the IT CAC 50 index and
MIDCAP 100, and is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD).
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Montréal International (MI) was created in 1996 as a result of a
private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the
economic development of metropolitan Montréal and to enhance its
international status. Its mandates include attracting foreign
investment, international organizations and qualified foreign workers,
as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of
Greater Montréal. Montréal International is funded by the private
sector, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community), the City of Montréal and the
Governments of Canada and Québec.
Since its creation, Montréal International has helped to attract more
than $8.7 billion in foreign investment to Greater Montréal. From these
investments, close to 47,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To
date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of the 65
international organizations to establish themselves in the city and,
attract and retain close to 7,500 qualified foreign workers.
SOURCE: Montréal International
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