Lauak Canada establishing aerospace centre in Mirabel, Que.
The federal government is providing $3 million in financial support
MIRABEL, Que. — Lauak Canada, a subsidiary of French business Lauak, plans to transform its Mirabel, Que., factory into an advanced technology aeronautics centre equipped with a research office responsible for developing new products and processes, creating several dozen jobs.
The firm specializes in manufacturing tubes to transport fuel, water, air and liquids feeding various airplane systems.
“Our establishment in Canada represents a major step in our group’s development. After 18 months in Mirabel, we are particularly satisfied with our choice. The staff are motivated and competent, the work environment is very favourable and the regional and federal institutions have supported us since Day One. Quebec is an ideal anchor point to conquer new markets and develop our activity in North America,” said Mikel Charritton, co-manager of Lauak Group, in a prepared statement.
To complete its project, Lauak Canada plans to expand its factory and acquire Industry 4.0 digital equipment.
Also, the federal government is providing $3 million in financial support.
Mélanie Joly, federal minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, added, “We are working with SMEs and their employees to create wealth here in Canada. By helping businesses to equip themselves, we are enabling them to grow and be competitive so they can create good-quality jobs. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s financial support, Lauak Canada can establish its centre of excellence, which will help to strengthen the Greater Montréal aerospace cluster.”
More than 20 jobs have already been created since the Mirabel factory was acquired in September 2018.