ABB to build $70-million HQ, high-tech center in Montreal
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Scheduled to open in early 2017, the 300,000 sq. ft. facility to house firm's cutting edge technology.
ABB announced that it will establish a $70 million high-tech center in Technoparc Montréal. The new 300,000 square feet facility, to be located on the new ABB Saint-Laurent Campus, will consolidate the company’s 700 employees across six Greater Montreal locations and it’s Canadian headquarters in one location a by March 2017.
“This project, which is part of our 2020 global strategy, aims to promote greater collaboration, and increase efficiency and organizational synergy between teams,” stated Nathalie Pilon, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Canada. “The investment will allow us to continue improving our operational effectiveness and contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology in collaboration with our business partners, and with the academic and research sectors with whom we have long collaborated. It also underscores our ongoing commitment to the city of Montreal and to the local market.”
The company says the new ABB campus will include, among other things, spaces for technological demonstrations and for training clients on solutions and systems developed by ABB. It will be equipped with ultra-modern equipment and boast advanced technologies and manufacturing processes. Officially begun in early September, construction of the campus is scheduled for completion in December 2016 for manufacturing spaces followed by office space in February 2017.