Creaform expands with new facility
- Published: October 19, 2016
Portable 3D measurement supplier Creaform is moving its global headquarters to a larger facility in Levis, QC, to support growing business.
This move represents a $20 million investment 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 3,530 sq m (38 000 sq ft) to 7,060 sq m (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,” says Martin Lamontagne, Creaform’s co-founder, 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,” adds 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 650 sq m (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,” says 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.