Gilbert receives nearly $4M to modernize its facilities
By Ellen Cools
Les Produits Gilbert is receiving $3,976,000 from the governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as Investissement Québec, to go towards a nearly $5 million modernization project.
Under the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Quebec Economic Development Program, the federal government is giving Produits Gilbert a $1,316,000 repayable contribution. The manufacturer received a $1,330,000 loan for the purchase of specialized equipment from the Quebec government through the ESSOR program. Finally, Investissement Quebec has given the company a loan of $1,330,000.
“We want to remain competitive, particularly by offering our clients products that exceed industry standards, and that is why innovation is key to our company’s philosophy. We are growing rapidly and the support of the governments of Canada and Quebec is very important in allowing us to carry out our development projects,” said Lydia Gaudreault, director general of Les Produits Gilbert, in a government news release.
“One of the Quebec government’s priorities is to raise awareness among Quebec companies of the growth potential associated with Industry 4.0. Indeed, it is by integrating digital technologies and robotic equipment, in particular, that companies will be able to increase their productivity and competitiveness. Les Produits Gilbert has clearly understood this, which is why we are proud to be a part of the success of their investment project,” said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Lanaudiere region, in the new release.