MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - One year after setting up in Greater Montréal, ALTEN Canada strengthens its presence in Québec by acquiring Consultem, a firm specializing in IT consulting and staffing.
"Our client base has expanded significantly since we opened our office in Montréal and we were looking to grow our team. Consultem has a unique expertise and enjoys a reputation built on more than 20 years' experience in the industry. We are extremely pleased to welcome this remarkable team to the ALTEN family. By combining our talents, we will open up new opportunities for our clients," said Maxime Leca, Vice President, Operations, at ALTEN Canada.
A subsidiary of leading European technology consulting and engineering firm ALTEN Group, ALTEN Canada serves mainly Québec, Canadian and North American businesses in the aerospace and information and communications technology industries, supporting innovative companies with their R&D activities and the implementation of new information systems.
Montréal International, whose mission is to attract foreign businesses and help them expand in Greater Montréal, has supported the company since it set up its operations in the area in 2013. "Subsidiaries of foreign companies, such as ALTEN Canada, are a key driver of economic growth and help shine the spotlight on the Montréal metropolitan region. The 2,000 subsidiaries in Greater Montréal account for 9% of total employment in the area and 20% of the region's GDP," said Dominique Anglade, President and CEO of Montréal International. "ALTEN Canada's expansion reinforces Greater Montréal's position as a centre of excellence in several cutting-edge areas," she added.
About ALTEN (www.alten.com)
Founded in 1988 and active in 16 countries, ALTEN Group is a leading European technology consulting and engineering firm that supports businesses in various sectors with their innovation, R&D and information systems projects.
ALTEN is listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris (ISIN FR0000071946) and on the SBF 120, IT CAC 50 and MIDCAP 100 indexes, and is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD).
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 strategic talents 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
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