Olympus NDT Canada invests in expansion, plans to hire 20 engineers
The Quebec-based metrology firm plans to hire 20 new employees, with a focus on software engineering, electrical engineering, and electronics and mechanical manufacturing.
Olympus NDT Canada official opened of its new office and manufacturing complex in Quebec. The $37 million expansion is located in the Michelet Innovation Zone and unites all of Olympus NDT Canada’s services and personnel under one roof.
The goal of the new expansion is to allow the company to better respond to production demands and optimize its R&D activities in support of their portfolio of industrial testing and measuring solutions.
As a previous tenant of the Quebec Metro High Tech park, Olympus NDT Canada decided to invest in the creation of a purpose-built new facility that is more appropriate for the pursuit of its mission: to deliver reliable, cost-effective systems that help ensure quality, safety, and productivity for our customers.
“Our new building satisfies our operational growth objectives, and it also clearly advances one of our main areas of focus: the well-being of our employees,” explains Alain Laboissonnière, Senior Director of Operations in Quebec.
The new 170 000 square-foot facility is equipped with a vast hall designed for systems integration — allowing space for large-scale industrial systems to be assembled on-site, as well as an air-conditioned workshop with cutting-edge machining tools for mechanical production. The new electronics manufacturing area is ideally adapted to the company’s operations and the server room is now far better equipped.
There are currently 380 employees at Olympus NDT Canada. However, the recent move has allowed the company to begin an immediate expansion of its personnel, and recruiting is already underway. The company intends to increase its staff to more than 400 employees, with a focus on software engineering, electrical engineering, and electronics and mechanical manufacturing.