Canadian Manufacturing

Another aerospace firm announces plans to expand in Montreal

French 3-D printing specialist FusiA will invest $4 million, create 15 jobs in Montreal area over three years



HAMPSHIRE, U.K.—Quebec’s aerospace sector added another notch to its belt at the Farnborough International Airshow in Britain this week, announcing a French firm will invest in the Montreal area in the near future.

Announced by federal Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel, Toulouse, France-based FusiA plans to invest $4 million in the area to establish its Canadian operations, creating 15 jobs over three years.

A specialist in 3-D printing parts for the aerospace and defence industries, FusiA is a subsidiary of Esteve SA.

“We are well established in the Toulouse area, and we serve major industry players such as Airbus, Safran and Thales,” FusiA chief executive Christine Chanal said in a statement.

“Choosing Montreal was logical, since it is one of the world’s top aeronautics hubs. We have developed a unique technology that produces complex steel and aluminum parts in record time, and we are convinced that Quebec has great growth potential for us.”

The addition of FusiA to its roster of aerospace firms comes after LTA Corp. and Tech Mahindra Ltd. announced plans to set up shop in Montreal, creating a combined 500 jobs.

Earlier this month, Nevada-based JetLine Aviation Services said it was also establishing new operations in Montreal, creating 13 jobs.

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