In conjunction with the creation of an official Canadian footprint, ADETEL Group, a French firm specializing in the design of onboard electronic equipment, has signed a strategic partnership with contract electronics manufacturer Varitron Technologies, Longueuil QC.
As a resultof the deal, ADETEL Canada, plans to create approximately 100 specialized jobs over the next three years.
"The establishment of ADETEL Canada in Greater Montréal strengthens the international development of the ADETEL Group in North America and its design capability with Canadian industrialists; and adds onboard electronics system analysis security to its mix,” said François Sébès, president & CEO ADETEL. “This enables us to respond to ever-increasing demands from our clients, whose security requirements are continually growing. Our partnership with Varitron provides us with powerful and effective test tools which we can offer to our clients in the rail and aeronautics sectors to ensure performance that is unequalled in terms of operational security," Sébès adds.
To meet ADETEL Canada's demand and better serve the needs of its expanding clientele, the Varitron Group has invested $3-million to optimize production space and double the area of its head office. "With a joint offer that combines ADETEL's experience in design with Varitron's production capacity, we are able to offer our respective clients an integrated solution that directly meets their requirements," says Varitron president Michel Farley.
The alignment of both firms was made possible via the efforts of DEL, corporate facilitator for Quebec-based firms and Montréal International, driver of economic development and attracting foreign investment.
"We are delighted that an international company is partnering with a world-class local company to develop cutting-edge systems and processes," said Gilles Côté, Chief Executive Officer of DEL. "Varitron Technologies' expansion in Longueuil and the forging of this strategic partnership with ADETEL Group has been hailed by the entire Agglomeration of Longueuil business community. We are very proud to have been able to contribute to this success. Projects such as this drive us to refine our service offering to encourage the deployment of emerging and strategic sectors that define our territory."
"It is first and foremost a partnership success that we are celebrating today," said the President and CEO of Montréal International, Jacques St-Laurent. "The cooperation between Montréal International and DEL in this case set winning conditions for ADETEL Canada," he added. "ADETEL's arrival brings out the many advantages Greater Montréal has to attract subsidiaries of foreign companies and shows how important it is to have a cohesive business sector that has rallied together to implement projects that create jobs."