June 17, 2022
After two decades, this jewel in the crown of the Québec economy continues its growth and helps local and international talents to redefine the industry’s boundaries by pushing back the limits of innovation.
Lévis, Québec (Canada), June 17, 2022—Creaform, world-class leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today held a one-of-a-kind event to celebrate its 20th anniversary, in the presence of Mr. Gilles Lehouillier, mayor of Lévis, Mrs. Dominique Vien, Member of the National Assembly for the district of Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis, and Mr. André Zaccarin, ing., dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Laval University. Creaform wished to highlight the contribution of all those who made the company what it has become, and reflect on the innovation journey that changed the status quo on a global scale.
On this occasion, Creaform team members came together at the company’s headquarters in Innoparc Lévis to take part in the festivities, which took on a carnival atmosphere. Press conference, games of skill, food trucks and DJ music contributed to making the commemoration event a resounding success in the city where the company was born.
A Local Company
Established in 2002, Creaform developed a new 3D scanning technology in 2005, and has perfected it ever since to maintain its leadership in portable 3D scanning solutions. The company then revolutionized the 3D scanning industry by inventing the very first portable, self-positioning 3D scanner. "A world leader in its field, Creaform is a great success in Lévis, a leader in innovation and an important cog in the wheel of Lévis' economic dynamism. In 2016, Creaform chose the Innoparc Lévis to accelerate its growth and expansion. Six years later, we can say mission accomplished as the technology and science park has become a major hub of knowledge and artificial intelligence in Quebec and internationally," said Mr. Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis.
Now recognized as a benchmark in several industries such as automotive and aerospace, this cutting-edge technology—and many other bold innovations—transformed Creaform into a world-class leader in dimensional metrology, an essential brand in 3D scanning, and a true jewel in the crown of the Québec economy. Mrs. Dominique Vien, Member of the National Assembly for the district of Bellechasse–Les Etchemins–Lévis, wanted to emphasize on Creaform’s success: “We should be very pleased with the presence of a company of such calibre on our territory; it contributes to Canada’s recognition abroad. Their dedication toward always improving their products strengthens our reputation across the world.”
“As early supporters of Creaform, Québec International is proud of the progress made in the last two decades by this local company which now serves customers from around the globe,” said Carl Viel, chief executive officer at Québec International. “We will continue to support Creaform in their innovative projects that will contribute to spreading Québec's creativity, expertise, and technology everywhere in the world.”
Acquired in 2013 by AMETEK, leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, Creaform stayed true to its values of innovation, passion, and dedication. They launched over 60 products since 2005, hardware and software combined.
Numbers That Speak for Themselves
Creaform conducts business with customers in more than 85 countries. Thanks to a solid team, the pandemic did not slow down the company’s growth. They are aiming at a sales figure of $200M for their 20th anniversary. In 2021 only, foreign sales accounted for over $135M.
“We are glad to take part in this grand announcement which emphasizes on Creaform’s two decades of growth, both locally and globally,” stated Hubert Bolduc, president of Investissement Québec International. “Our teams are proud to have assisted Creaform in the last few years, and they will continue to support them in their development projects and global expansion.”
Creaform is also active locally; the company contributed more than $2M for multiple local organizations and institutions: CRSNG-Creaform Industrial Research Chair at Laval University, MLab Creaform digital laboratory at Musée de la civilisation du Québec, Centraide (United Way), the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, Travail Jeunesse, and many more.
What’s more, in 2022 only, Creaform plans to invest over $80M in the Québec economy. With its operations, Creaform boosts local business: IT suppliers, specialized manufacturers, software development firms, machine shops, communication and translation agencies, accounting services, and many others.
Shaping the Future
“Well aware that Creaform cannot rely on its past accomplishments to define its future, we continue to set ambitious goals and to develop innovative solutions for our customers,” comments Fanny Truchon, president of Creaform. Indeed, Creaform intends to raise their sales to $500M over the next 10 years. During that same period, Creaform plans to hire at least 300 employees in Québec, and 200 employees outside of Québec. Just today, 58 positions remain open, ranging from interns to 3D metrology experts. Moreover, in order to welcome these new resources, Creaform plans to invest over $10M for the expansion of its headquarters in Lévis.
Never Stop Innovating, a motto that represents the core values of Creaform, from its beginning in 2002 all the way to 2022, which marks the 20th anniversary of the company. To this day, Creaform continues to develop, manufacture, and sell cutting-edge 3D portable and automated measurement technologies that provide innovative solutions for applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and engineering services redefine the boundaries in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, research and education.
With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform is present in more than 85 countries, through its 14 local offices located all around the world and a network of over 125 distributors. Creaform is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2021 sales of $5.5 billion.