Ground broken on $70-million ABB campus in Technoparc Montreal
By Renée Francoeur
October 14, 2015 – ABB says it is building a “state-of-the-art, world-class” home in Technoparc Montreal with a new 300,000-sf facility for corporate headquarters, as well as research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing for ABB’s “energy value chain” in Quebec.
An investment of $70 million over 10 years into the ABB Saint-Laurent Campus will “consolidate the company’s complete energy value chain”, ABB said, and the 700 employees presently spread across six locations in Greater Montreal will be united under one roof 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 (photo), president and CEO of ABB Canada. “The investment will allow us to continue improving our operational effectiveness and contribute to the development of technology in collaboration with our business partners, and with the academic and research sectors. It also underscores our ongoing commitment to Montreal and to the local market.”
The campus will include spaces for technological demonstrations and for training clients on solutions and systems developed by ABB, the company said.
Construction of the campus, entrusted to Broccolini, officially began in early September. Spaces dedicated to manufacturing will be completed in December 2016, while office spaces will be completed in February 2017, ABB noted.
Indoor parking, charge stations for electric cars, a gym, bicycle racks, and better access to public transportation are all part of plans for the campus, according to ABB.
Photo courtesy ABB Canada