Canadian Manufacturing

SPI Health and Safety acquires CONFIAN

CONFIAN and SPI will continue to operate as two separate entities over the next year, and no change is expected for the customers and suppliers.

March 2, 2021  by CM Staff

SPI and Confian locations across Canada (CNW Group/SPI Health and Safety)

BLAINVILLE — SPI Health and Safety, an occupational health and safety company, announces the acquisition of CONFIAN, a safety equipment company.

Except for the acquisition of Hotte in 2019, CONFIAN achieved organic growth between 25% and 30% each year since its foundation in 1978. Both SPI and CONFIAN are founded in Quebec and share the same health and safety expertise in key sectors such as mining, construction, manufacturing and energy.

With four branches in Quebec, including a head office and a distribution center of more than 25,000 square feet in Bonaventure, CONFIAN can ensure overnight delivery everywhere in the province. Those locations are now part of the current 18 branches and two distribution centers of SPI across Canada.

Guy Desroches, President of CONFIAN, welcomes this new chapter. CONFIAN will also distribute the Kosto brand, exclusive to SPI.

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“Despite our rapid growth over the past few years, we always maintained direct contact with our clients. It is important for me that through this agreement, we can keep this close relationship with our customers and offer a work environment where our employees can continue to have fun,” mentions Guy Desroches.

This is the 22nd acquisition for SPI Health and Safety since its foundation in 1972. Last year, SPI acquired a company from British Columbia specialized in health and safety services and training. “We are always actively creating acquisition and alliance opportunities that align with our expertise and culture. Those who are familiar with SPI know that our values are based on people. Our employees and clients are at the very heart of our concerns. We are thrilled to see our family grow by welcoming the CONFIAN team,” mentions Kim Levesque, President of SPI Health and Safety.

CONFIAN and SPI will continue to operate as two separate entities over the next year, and no change is expected for the customers and suppliers.


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