The Government of Canada awards $380,000 in funding to this Matapédia Valley company
SAYABEC, QC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Located in Sayabec, Automation D'Amours is a fast-growing company specializing in robotics, industrial automation and instrumentation. To support its growth, the company was awarded a $380,000 repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. With the help of this financial assistance, Automation D'Amours, which develops and manufactures innovative technologies, will be able to increase its productivity and develop new products.
The funding was announced today by Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The Government of Canada's assistance allowed the company to expand its plant and acquire an overhead crane and robots with cameras. Over $950,000 were invested in the project.
Since its creation in 1995, Automation D'Amours has made a significant contribution in terms of enhancing its clients' performance and profitability. The company stands out for its innovative designs and the use of the latest technologies. Over the years, the reliability and robustness of its systems have made it possible to make clients in various sectors such as the wood and steel industry, as well as the food and municipal sectors, more productive.
In order to create and market innovative products, businesses need to be able to rely on adequate resources. To this end, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative Canadian businesses. A driving force of the economy, innovation is the key to success because it generates growth that benefits both businesses and communities.
"Automation D'Amours is a highly innovative company that actively contributes to the economic vitality of the Matapédia Valley. I am proud of the Government of Canada's support for this high-performing, forward‑looking company, whose reach extends well beyond our region."
Rémi Massé, MP for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so that they can increase their market competitiveness and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. This is why we support businesses like Automation D'Amours, whose success reflects on the region and on the Canadian economy as a whole."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"This project will allow Automation D'Amours to consolidate existing jobs and support its growth over the coming years, both in terms of business development and the creation of jobs in our region. The management of Automation D'Amours is proud to have been serving its clients for 25 years, and is very optimistic about its future development."
Bernard D'Amours, General Manager, Automation D'Amours
- Today's announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.
- The funding comes from CED's Quebec Economic Development Program. To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018–2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
- For 50 years now, the Government of Canada has been actively involved in regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec's regions and businesses.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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