Running a business in Europe?

Contact one of our experts assigned to your territory to find out all about the advantages of setting up in Greater Montréal. Our experts have a solid understanding of the realities that businesses are dealing with in your region and can provide you with personalized support designed to meet your needs. 

Nikolaus HottenrothNikolaus Hottenroth
Director, Business Development, German Europe and Scandinavia
+1 514 987-9373
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Eric KucharskyEric Kucharsky
Director, Business Development – ICT Europe
+1 514 987-9357
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Alexandre Lagarde
Senior Director, Business Development – Europe
+1 514 987-9335
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Montréal is the destination of choice for European companies looking to set up their operations in North America. The numbers speak for themselves: there are more than 800 subsidiaries of European companies operating in the metropolitan region.

Largest european companies in Greater Montréal


Company Country of origin
AAA Canada France
C&D Zodiac France
Messier-Dowty France
Sonaca Montréal Belgium
Rolls-Royce Group United Kingdom

Life Sciences and Health Technologies

Company Country of origin
Covidien Ireland
Galderma Canada Switzerland
Novartis Switzerland
Sandoz Canada Switzerland
Sanofi France

Information and Communication Technologies 

Company Country of origin
Ericsson Sweden
SAP Labs Canada Germany
Ubisoft France

Other sectors

Company Country of origin Industry
ABB Switzerland Energy
Alstom France Logistics and transportation
Aon Hewitt United Kingdom Human resource consulting
ArcelorMittal United Kingdom Metals
Autobus Transco United Kingdom Logistics and transportation
Aviva United Kingdom Finance and insurance
Belron United Kingdom Automotive
Cofely services France Engineering
Danone Canada France Agri-food
HSBC United Kingdom Finance and insurance
Imperial Tobacco United Kingdom Tobacco manufacturing
L’Oréal France Beauty products
Lafarge France Construction materials
Standard Life United Kingdom Finance and insurance
Veolia Transdev France Logistics and transportation
Vinci France Logistics and transportation
Wolseley HBC-R Group United Kingdom Wholesale


Insight from Paddy O’Leary 

“I find the Montréal region, which is located in northeastern North America,  benefits from unique geographic advantages and is particularly well suited to our needs. There is an entrepreneurial mindset here, a positive attitude, as well as a diverse population set that stimulates creativity and innovation, two essential components of our organizational culture.”

Paddy O’Leary, Head of Ericsson’s Montréal site

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