$70-million invested in state-of-the-art high-tech center in Greater Montréal
Montréal, October 15, 2015 – ABB will establish a world-class center in Technoparc Montréal. This major investment of $70 million over 10 years will contribute to the development of ABB’s advanced technology solutions. The new 300, 000 square feet facility will unite under one roof the 700 employees presently spread across six locations in Greater Montréal.
“This project, which is part of our 2020 global strategy, aims to promote greater collaboration, and increase efficiency and organizational synergy between teams. The investment will allow us to continue improving our operational effectiveness and contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology in collaboration with our business partners, and with the academic and research sectors with whom we have long collaborated. It also underscores our ongoing commitment to the city of Montréal and to the local market,” stated Nathalie Pilon, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Canada.
This campus will house the corporate headquarters, as well as research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing for ABB’s energy value chain in Quebec. It will include, among other things, spaces for technological demonstrations and for training clients on solutions and systems developed by ABB. It will be equipped with ultra-modern equipment and boast advanced technologies and manufacturing processes.
“We’re so proud that ABB chose to establish its Canadian headquarters at Technoparc Montréal. This is a world-renowned company and a true leader in its field, so we know they will feel right at home in the midst of all the other high value, innovative companies that are now doing business in the heart of Montréal’s technology district,” said Mario Monette, President and CEO of Technoparc Montréal.
“The new campus is being built in harmony with ABB’s vision for sustainable development, following principles of ecological construction and showcasing ABB products. Our teams and those at ABB aim to obtain LEED Silver certification, a global certification attesting to a reduction of ecological footprint,” stated Roger Plamondon, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and Acquisitions, Broccolini.
ABB employees in Greater Montréal will enjoy an avant-garde work environment featuring a great variety of services, including indoor parking, charge stations for electric cars, a gym, bicycle racks, an ultramodern cafeteria and better access to public transportation. “We want to create an inspiring workplace for our employees and take advantage of natural light and open spaces in order to foster innovation. We are delighted by this project, which will reinforce ABB’s leadership and encourage the advancement of Quebec’s expertise in engineering in the field of energy and the automation technologies,” concluded Nathalie Pilon.
About ABB (abb.com)
ABB is a leader in energy and automation technologies, allowing public services as well as industry, transport and infrastructure clients to improve their performance while reducing their impact on the environment. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
About Technoparc Montréal (technoparc.com)
Founded in 1987, Technoparc Montréal fosters Montréal’s scientific and technological development by encouraging high value life sciences, aerospace, ICT and cleantech businesses and research centres to establish Canadian offices in Montréal. In addition to its Business Centre solutions for SME, Technoparc Montréal has developed three specialized sites: the Saint-Laurent Campus, home to 91 companies and 5,625 workers, the Éco-campus Hubert Reeves, and the Health District. In 2014, Technoparc Montréal welcomed 32 new businesses to its Saint-Laurent Campus, leading to the creation of 825 new jobs.