Transportation equipment and automobiles

BACKGROUND

Highly diversified, Québec’s transportation equipment and automobile industry is home to companies involved in R&D and the production of parts used in the assembly of road vehicles, rail vehicles and watercraft.

The specialty vehicle segment (e.g. ambulances, bucket trucks, road tankers, dump trucks, recycle trucks) has been a star performer in this industry for many years and is instrumental to its survival.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, the transportation equipment and auto industry will have to address the following challenges:

  • Dependence on major order givers;
  • Fluctuations in the U.S. dollar;
  • Increase in the price of oil and commodities;
  • Tighter lending conditions;
  • Diversification or increase in the number of customers;
  • A shortage of qualified workers;
  • The need to upgrade equipment.

WHERE THE FONDS FITS IN

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ leverages its expertise, capital and vast network to:

  • Provide financial and strategic support to companies seeking to maximize their growth;
  • Allow companies to capitalize on market opportunities to develop value-creating projects;
  • Help create and keep jobs in Québec.
INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

FINANCING

The Fonds offers solutions tailored to your needs.

FINANCING SOLUTIONS

The Fonds tailors its offer to match the individual needs of its partner companies. We offer patient capital that takes into account the challenges businesses face and the time they need to see their projects to fruition. 

Our flexible financing options include:

  • Equity financing (common or preferred shares)
  • Unsecured debt, requiring no collateral (debenture)
FINANCING CRITERIA

The Fonds gives priority to businesses that satisfy, among others, the following criteria:

  • Competent, dynamic and credible teams with operating experience;
  • Shareholders and officers receptive to investors, alliances and partnerships; 
  • Sound business plans and concepts;
  • Promising market and profitability outlook;
  • Competitive advantages;
  • Preservation and creation of lasting jobs

SPECIALIZED TEAM

There are many advantages to partnering with our team, including:

  • Solid expertise in the transportation equipment and auto industry;
  • Financing tailored to your needs;
  • A multidisciplinary, seasoned and available team;
  • Strategic support in the short, medium and long terms;
  • Proactive and close by.

INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY

The Fonds is actively involved in the transportation equipment and automobiles industry.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

The Fonds provides financial support to the following associations:

  • Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ)
  • Sous-traitance industrielle Québec (STIQ)
  • Association des manufacturiers d'équipements de transport et de véhicules spéciaux (AMETVS)

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