Lumen Relocating its Headquarters and Distribution Centre to Laval: A $100M Investment

LAVAL, QC, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Lumen, Quebec's premier distributor of electrical products, has officially announced that it is investing $100M to set up its new headquarters and distribution centre in Laval. A 385,000 sq. ft. LEED building will be built on a site that covers nearly one million square feet.  The Mayor of Laval, Mr. Marc Demers, the President of Lumen, Mr. Serge Leblanc, the President of Sonepar Canada, Mr. François Anquetil and Laval Technopole's Vice-President, Investment and Real Estate Development, Mr. Gilbert LeBlanc, were present at the announcement. The company is bringing along 260 employees.

Lumen will begin construction of the infrastructure and building as early as June 2014 with the Loracon Cosoltec Consortium.  The work is expected to be completed in April 2015.

Founded in Saint-Eustache in 1962, since 1984, Lumen has been a member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest distributor of electrical materials.  The strength of this international network enables Lumen to offer not only the widest range of products in the industry but also the latest technological innovations.

Lumen rigorously meets the needs of clients from various sectors of the industry such as: Electrical contractor, building manager, consulting engineer, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) as well as the institutional, industrial, residential, municipal and commercial sectors.

"We are very pleased to welcome Lumen.  The fact that they are settling in Laval is a testament to our hosting strategy, which builds on the presence of municipal and privately-held industrial parks. Over the years, the City of Laval has made significant investments to set up an industrial hosting infrastructure that provides a framework conducive to corporate development," declared Laval Mayor Marc Demers.

About Laval Technopole (
Laval Technopole's mandate is to ensure Laval's economic development by seeking out new investments, by attracting new businesses and by supporting those already in place within the territory operating in its six areas of excellence: The Industrial Pole, the Biotech City, the Agropole, the Business Services and Head Offices Pole, the Leisure and Tourism Pole and the e-Pole. Laval Technopole's mandate also includes the development of all industrial parks in Laval.

About Sonepar (
Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne, the Sonepar Group grew rapidly thanks to the ongoing support of its family shareholders, organizing and structuring its electrical equipment distribution business.

Operating in Europe as of 1982, the Group continued to develop internationally through targeted acquisitions, including Lumen in 1984. In 2008, the integration of major Hagemeyer assets strengthened its global presence.

Sonepar's sales reached €16.3 billion (Can$24 billion) in 2013 and is represented by 190 companies operating in 38 countries on 5 continents.  The Group is at the heart of a €200 billion global market which has great potential for ongoing development due to the growing number of applications for electrical equipment as well as to the evolution of product technology and the need for new services.

Key Information


  • A network of 30 branches located throughout the province;
  • A 245,000 sq. ft. distribution centre capable of supplying its clientele throughout Quebec in less than 24 hours;
  • A team of specialists in a number of different areas and fields of action;
  • Inventory Assurance, a program that guarantees local availability of strategic products throughout our network;
  • SoneCable, our wire and cable division with an inventory that is as extensive as it is varied;
  • ElekNet e-Commerce Centre is a unique software that enables you to consult our inventory at any time and to place an order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • SoneDepot, a concept that enables the secure delivery of materials during the night;
  • A 24-hour emergency service available outside of opening hours, 365 days a year.  1 800 363-0303;
  • The company is ISO 9001 certified.

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For further information: Source: Sylvie Gauthier, Director - Marketing and Communications, LAVAL TECHNOPOLE,, Tel.: 450 978-5961 / Cell. : 514 770-6317; For information: Lumen,


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