October 19, 2016
The company plans to double its sales and open 150 new job positions in Lévis within the next 5 years.
Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today announced its decision to move its headquarters to Lévis’ Innoparc in order to support its growth. This move represents a 20-million-dollar investment in order to triple its production capacity and hire a significant number of new employees. The new building will have twice the square footage of Creaform’s existing facilities, increasing from 38 000 to 76 000 sq. ft.
The company’s management unveiled Creaform’s future site in front of all its employees. Established for the past 10 years on rue Saint-Georges in Vieux-Lévis, Creaform’s headquarters includes its research and development, product manufacturing and assembly, engineering services, sales and marketing, and administration.
Creaform partnered with Groupe Commercial AMT to work on the project of transitioning to its new headquarters. Mr. Jacques Tanguay, President of Groupe Commercial AMT, will have the honor of making the first dig in Creaform’s highly symbolic groundbreaking ceremony.
A strategic growth plan
The company has increased its sales tenfold over the past decade. “And we have no intention of slowing down. Our goal is to double our sales within the next five years,” explained Mr. Martin Lamontagne, Creaform’s Co-Founder and Vice President and Business Unit Manager. “We needed to expand our headquarters in order to increase the production of multiple new 3D technology platforms.
Creaform’s future headquarters
“The investment in the Innoparc will enable us to increase our office space, modernize our facilities and integrate new, cutting-edge technology,” added Ms. Fanny Truchon, “Creaform’s Vice President of Operations. These are compelling reasons for our current and future employees.”
The building will offer a high-quality, contemporary working environment for the Creaform team. It will be the result of an integrated architectural design process that blends comfort and functionality. In addition, it will be located near a forest of over 7 000 000 sq. ft. with winding bicycle and foot paths.
Creaform also wanted to remain in Lévis, where it was founded. “Creaform will continue to support Lévis—our hometown that gave us a chance and remains today the ideal location for our company to thrive,” said Mr. Lamontagne. The site was chosen for its proximity to Québec City’s major roadways and services.
Creaform will be moving to its new headquarters, situated at 4700 rue de la Pascaline, in November 2017.
In order to pursue its expansion, Creaform is current recruiting for over a dozen job positions in Lévis.
Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, and research and education.
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Korea and Singapore. Creaform is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, with annual sales of $4.0 billion.