ABB investing $16 million into Pointe-Claire Installation Products manufacturing facility
By Anthony Capkun
January 3, 2022 – ABB is investing $16 million in its Installation Products Division manufacturing facility in Pointe-Claire, Que., saying it will enable expanded production capacity “to meet the growing needs of customers from coast to coast”.
“With our customer-first approach, this enables us to further innovate our products and manufacturing capabilities to meet the specific needs of the Canadian market,” said Matthias Heilmann, president, ABB Installation Products Division.
The investment is part of a five-year strategy to integrate new digital processes and automation across our operations, added Heilmann.
The expansion will create over 60 full-time jobs in the upgraded 75,000-sf facility to deliver legacy Canadian brands produced by this Pointe-Claire facility, including Marrette wire connectors, the NuTek series of non-metallic thermoplastic boxes, and Snap-it plastic fittings.
(The site also produces Carlon PVC products and other components used in a range of Canadian product lines.)
“The additional team members will enable the site to operate multiple product lines and shifts to meet increasing demand for safe, smart and sustainable electrical solutions across industrial, commercial and residential applications,” said Alain Quintal, vice-president and general manager, ABB Installation Products Division in Canada.
“Having operated in this community for nearly a century, ABB is committed to continuing its strong heritage as a trusted industry partner and employer of choice,” Quintal added.
ABB’s history in Canada stretches back some 100 years. Today, it employs about 3000 employees in 32 locations across the country.