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PODCAST Ep. 03 (in French) – Industry 4.0: competitiveness benefiting workers (not the other way around!)
The manufacturing industry is entering its fourth great wave, one where artificial intelligence and communication help machines make productivity gains while increasing the value of workers' roles. Two Fonds experts weigh in.
Energy transition | Supporting companies to do more by consuming less and better
Installing new equipment, switching to cleaner energy, reducing waste, integrating recycled materials, adopting the circular model: energy transition projects come in different types and sizes. How can we support local businesses in their green efforts? Two of the Fonds' experts weigh in.
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Growth, acquisition, energy transition, digital transformation, innovation: Local entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about their experiences.
Miralis: an inspiring investment in local entrepreneurship
Miralis, a Rimouski-based manufacturer of refined high-quality kitchens, is poised for expansion and increased innovation thanks to a major investment from the Bas-Saint-Laurent's Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ. The investment is the largest in the regional fund's history, with a value of nearly 20% of the company's shares.
Innovation and Local Procurement: A Recipe for Success for Cook it and the Fonds
Now a well-known Montreal-based company, Cook it has been on the upswing for the past few years. The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is proud to have made a new investment that will allow Cook it to keep up with its impressive growth
Growing internationally and revitalizing the aerospace industry: a bold gamble by Abipa and the Fonds
The pandemic notwithstanding, the goal of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ has always been to support Québec businesses in their growth and market development plans. It was for that matter thanks to the Fonds that Abipa became an international player in the aerospace field while at the same time helping to revitalize the industry. Let’s shed some light on the double impact of this historical transaction.
Supporting the next generation of engineers and accelerating Quebec's technological transition: The Fonds and GCM Consultants’ challenge
By investing in the consulting engineering firm GCM Consultants, the Fonds is supporting the next generation of local engineers, while contributing to accelerate Quebec's technological and energy transition. The company's management team and our investment director in charge of the transaction discuss this double impact.
AddÉnergie: investing in sustainable transport
FLO|AddÉnergie, a company specializing in electric vehicle charging stations, is a manufacturer, network manager and software developer all in one. The three areas of expertise give it a huge advantage in the promising North American electrification market, and the Fonds is proud to be financing its efforts.
Pelican International: continuing to grow despite the crisis
How much does it take to maintain momentum in a time of crisis? As Pelican International moves through various stages of their meteoric growth, they talk about how, beyond money, the Fonds has been there for them in the aftermath of a major acquisition - on the cusp of the global pandemic.
Groupe Robert: energy efficiency is everyone's business (video)
In the transportation industry, Groupe Robert stands out for its avant-gardism and its strategic spirit. This explains in part why the Fonds has been a partner of the company since 1993, one of the longest collaborations in its history. Michel Robert, the company's president, talks about his relationship with the Fonds and the benefits of their energy efficiency initiatives.
Mercier Industries: Forging a Family Success Story in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
For 76 years, Mercier Industries has specialized in the manufacturing of spare parts equipment and industrial tools. With deep roots in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, this family business received a first investment from the Fonds régionaux, which will ensure its growth and therefore benefit the entire region.