Lévis, Québec, November 24, 2023 — As the major expansion at its Saint-Jean-Port-Joli head office winds down, Plastiques Gagnon is planning a new 35,000-square-foot facility in Lévis, Québec. The project is designed to replace and expand the premises since its recent acquisition of Quéplast. The new facility is part of an ambitious 4-year investment project, which has already boosted production capacity by almost 100%. On its own, this construction will increase production capacity by 20%, for a greater exposure to new sectors such as transport electrification.
A state-of-the-art facility
The new 35,000 sq. ft. facility, requiring an investment of $10 million, was awarded to Construction M. Completion is slated for June 2024.
Located in the Lévis Innoparc, a renowned science and technology hub, the new facility symbolizes progress and exciting opportunities for Plastiques Gagnon. Guillaume Joly, Director of the Lévis facility, explains:
“This new facility is a wonderful challenge and will help us pursue the growth of Plastiques Gagnon in Lévis. All of this is possible by maintaining a close working relationship with our colleagues at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, who welcomed us into their outstanding team from day one.”
Major development plan nears completion
The Lévis construction is the latest milestone in Plastiques Gagnon’s ambitious five-year investment plan. Since 2019, the company has invested over $25 million in equipment (21 presses and 8 robots), technological solutions, and major renovation projects at its head office. They carried out no fewer than four expansions to increase capacity and improve common areas and offices to promote employee well-being.
The company also acquired rental properties to accommodate approximately 50 foreign workers who have joined Plastiques Gagnon since 2021.
Double the sales and eyes on the future
With this investment plan stretching to 2024, Plastiques Gagnon has seen sales figures double since 2019, reflecting the wisdom of its business vision. Current projects, like the Lévis construction, give the company a foothold in forward-looking sectors like transportation electrification.
Plastiques Gagnon’s growth and modernization projects have secured nearly $10 million in financial support, including $4,660,000 from the ESSOR program, managed by Investissement Québec on behalf of the Québec government, and $5,210,000 from Investissement Québec’s own funds as part of its Productivité innovation initiative.
About Plastiques Gagnon
Founded 65 years ago, Plastiques Gagnon is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing plastic injection parts. With a focus on complex technical and aesthetic components, the company is a key contributor to the ongoing success of companies in a variety of business sectors. With over 240 employees dedicated to continuous innovation, Plastiques Gagnon is a respected industry partner.