Laval, June 20, 2017 — The City of Laval is delighted to announce the establishment of a Canadian subsidiary of F/LIST, an Austrian manufacturer of high-end interiors for business and private jets. The company expects to begin operations in Laval in the fall of 2017. It will initially employ 15 specialists and as many as 100 people by 2020. The Laval subsidiary of F/LIST should be investing up to $8,6M for its first production plant outside of Austria, which will include offices, a showroom and the company’s Competence Centre for flame retardant wood veneers.
“F/LIST’s establishment in Laval is a testament to our dynamic economic development and to our role as a significant player in the aerospace sector, which is a fast-growing industry worldwide. Furthermore, F/LIST’s willingness to set up in Laval and create high-quality jobs confirms the level of trust afforded to our city for its specialized work force and business-friendly environment. In this way, Laval demonstrates an ability to hold its own in a highly competitive environment,” stated the Mayor of Laval, Marc Demers.
F/LIST installs interiors in Bombardier jets, in business jets made by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and in aircraft for Swiss company Pilatus. By setting up in Laval, the company wishes to develop its business with Bombardier and Embraer, as well as with other aerospace manufacturers that are present in North America, namely Gulfstream, Cessna and Dassault.
“The decision for Laval as our strategic location in North America came due to the excellent infrastructure, enterprise-friendly administration and availability of highly qualified and experienced aviation professionals. Québec provides the perfect environment for F/LIST CANADA to thrive, ideally support its customers and expand its activities across all of Canada and the USA,” says Michael Groiss, CEO for F/LIST.
“As a major global aerospace centre, Greater Montréal is an ideal location for F/LIST to expand its operations to serve its North American customers,” says Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International, noting that major North American aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 integrators are already working with the company. “F/LIST is positioning itself as a technological leader in its sector and Montréal International is very proud that a few years of mutual exchanges led to this decision to select our city for growing its business.”
About F. LIST GMBH
LIST GMBH, from Thomasberg, Lower Austria, is a global manufacturer of high-class interiors for business and private jets and luxury residences with more than 700 employees. Passion, reliability and visionary spirit determine every step of this Austrian family business. Its services range from planning and development to engineering and manufacturing of the exclusive interiors. For more information please visit www.f-list.at.
About the City of Laval Economic Development Department
The City of Laval Economic Development Department promotes and ensures Laval’s economic development by seeking out new investments, by welcoming and supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in order to stimulate job growth and business expansion to ensure sustainable benefits for Laval citizens. For further details, please visit lavaleconomique.com (in French).