Federal government invests in digital shift with support for two food manufacturers
by CM Staff
A total of $1,776,000 in investments in Gorepas Industrie inc. and 9142-6825 Québec inc. - Marie Morin Canada were announced.
SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE — On Jun. 29, Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a total of $1,776,000 in investments in Gorepas Industrie inc. and 9142-6825 Québec inc. – Marie Morin Canada.
Details on the financial assistance are as follows:
Longueuil’s Gorepas, a business specializing in the production of ready-to-eat foods, is receiving a repayable contribution of $750,000. This CED support will enable it to acquire and install digital equipment such as fillers, sealers, custom-made spiral freezers, and conveyors. This equipment will enable Gorepas to improve its production capacity and productivity as it transitions to the Industry 4.0 standard, including the construction of a new plant in Longueuil.
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville’s Marie Morin Canada, a business specializing in the production of high-end desserts, is receiving a repayable contribution of $1,026,000. This CED support has enabled it to acquire packaging line equipment and a filler to increase its productivity and production capacity and thereby enhance its competitiveness. These purchases are further to the business’s move and construction of a new state-of-the-art plant in March 2021.
“Businesses such as Gorepas and Marie Morin Canada are pillars of our economy in Quebec! The investment we are announcing today represents a major step for each of them as they work to modernize and better position themselves to meet market expectations. A strong economic recovery in Quebec will come through our SMEs, and we will continue to be here to support Quebec’s businesses!” said Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant.