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NSE and Drakkar announce the launch of a new company in Montréal

July 17, 2018

− The new logistics and technical services company will enable the creation of over 100 jobs −

NSE Group, an international industrial and technical services company headquartered in France, and Drakkar, a world-class outsourcing logistics services provider based out of Canada, announce the creation of a logistics and technical services company in Montréal. This new company will enable the creation of over 100 specialized jobs within the next three years.

The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Airshow by Guillaume Laurin, CEO of NSE Group, and Denis Deschamps, CEO of Drakkar, in presence of Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International.


From left to right: Anthony Coleman, Agent General for Québec in London; Suzanne Benoit, CEO of Aéro-Montréal; Denis Deschamps, CEO of Drakkar; Dominique Anglade, Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation; Guillaume Laurin, CEO of the NSE Group; Benoit Hudon, President and Chief Operating Officer of AAA Canada; Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International.

Having in mind the aerospace, defense and ground transportation sectors, this new company will leverage each partner’s core competencies and knowledge to provide end-to-end logistics services while also adding technical and repair services to Military (AIR, SEA and LAND), OEMs, Tier 1 and Airlines or Ground transportation operators across the Americas.

“Our goal is clear, we must grow our footprint in the Americas while having the possibility to support our important worldwide customer base which requires a local presence in the continuously challenging environment of being always on time,” said Guillaume Laurin, CEO, NSE Group who is already serving European military, aerospace and commercial clients with logistics end-to-end activities.

The ambition to support various clients’ product life cycle in terms of technical and logistics services by pairing state-of-the-art technologies, technical expertise and logistics will now bridge the gap on the market by offering this one-stop-shop approach like it does not exist in today’s environment.

“Having years of experience in the aerospace, transportation and logistics fields and business lines including AAA Canada, a company owned by Drakkar and AAA Group, will certainly provide a strong added value to our common customers,” added Denis Deschamps, CEO, Drakkar.

“Greater Montréal is one of the world’s main aerospace hubs, with some 200 companies, including the largest manufacturers in the world, and 40,000 jobs that account for 45% of the Canadian aerospace workforce,” said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. “The service offering from this new player will not only complete our industry’s logistics chain with value-added services, but it will also bolster its attractiveness and competitiveness around the world.”

About NSE Group
NSE Group specializes in design, manufacturing and maintenance of high technology electronic equipment. The internationally oriented group operates mainly in the fields of Civil Aerospace, Defence, Manufacturing, Railway and IT. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Nizerolles (03) in the Auvergne region, the company’s organizational structure involves three business units: The “Conception” of innovative technical products; The “Integration” for integrated product manufacturing for leading-edge operators; The “Services” through a value-added global service offer. NSE has 10 industrial sites in France. As of December 31, 2017, the Group had realized 37% of its sales figure on the international level. For more information:

About Drakkar
Drakkar is a leading strategic operational outsourcing firm that has been in operation for over 25 years. It is a privately held company with over 2,500 employees including activities primarily in Canada and United States. Drakkar has different investments with various partners including AAA Canada, AAA USA, AAA Mexico, Trinet and Ekkinox, which are specialised in the aerospace and logistics sectors respectively. The company was founded in 1991. Its headquarters are located in Montréal, QC, Canada.