New project to create around 50 jobs - Amaris Group opens subsidiary in Greater Montréal and bolsters presence in North America

MONTREAL, June 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - International technologies and management consulting group Amaris has announced it is opening a subsidiary in Greater Montréal. This project, which is expected to create around 50 jobs over the next three years, will enable Amaris to bolster its development activities in North America.

The group, which already has more than 40 facilities located in the US and around the world, is extending its international network. "Greater Montréal is a strategic location for our company. This new facility in the heart of North America brings us closer to new decision-making centres and consolidates our presence with our international clients," explained Jean-François Thunet, Amaris' Director for North America. "Greater Montréal stands out for its highly competitive environment, coupled with an R&D base that is among the most dynamic in the world. The region offers substantial opportunities in high-tech fields."

This new subsidiary will contribute to the development of projects in several areas, particularly information technologies, telecom, engineering & high-tech, as well as biotech & pharma. "We are setting up centres of expertise in Montréal that will help us to implement projects for local as well as international clients," added Mr. Thunet.

Montréal International, whose mission includes attracting foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal, provided Amaris with support to set up its facility in Québec. "We are pleased to take part in Amaris' international development strategy. The arrival of this major international group further demonstrates the attractiveness of our metropolitan region, which stems from the vitality of its high-tech sectors, the excellence of its universities and research centres and the talent of its highly qualified and bilingual workforce," said Élie Farah, Vice-President, Investment Greater Montréal, Montréal International.

Amaris Group has also announced in 2013 the opening of two more subsidiaries: in Lisbon (Portugal) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).

About Amaris (www.amaris.com)

Amaris, an independent group, contributes to the operational performance of its customers by acting on their organization, on their information systems, and on their technologies. Created in 2007 in Geneva, Amaris accompanies its customers in over 40 offices worldwide. This international network is unique for an independent consulting company; it makes Amaris a key player now able to support its clients globally across their geographic locations while maintaining a close relationship which characterizes the group.

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 mandates include attracting foreign direct investments, international organizations and international strategic workers as well as promoting the competitive and international environment of Greater Montréal. Montréal International—a non-profit organization—is funded 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 $9.4 billion in foreign direct investments to Greater Montréal. From these investments, more than 49,000 jobs have been created or maintained. To date, MI's activities have also allowed almost half of some 60 international organizations to establish themselves in the city and attract and retain more than 8,000 international strategic workers.

SOURCE: Montréal International

For further information:

Contact:
Céline Clément
Communications Advisor
Montréal International
Tel.: 514-987-9317
celine.clement@montrealinternational.com

Pauline Kropp
Press and Media Officer
Amaris
Tel.: +41.22.592.62.79
+33.4.26.46.70.87
pkropp@amaris.com


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