A Dynamic Business Cluster

The presence of world-class primary aluminium producers
Alcoa Canada Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre, Rio Tinto Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtreand Aluminerie Alouette Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtrehas fostered the emergence of a strong industrial cluster in Québec.


Here’s a look at Québec’s current service offer :


  • 9 smelters
  • 1,500 processors
  • 923 manufacturer customers
  • 684 specialized suppliers
  • 76 equipment manufacturers
  • 132 recyclers
  • 8 research, development and training centres

AluQuébec, the province’s aluminium cluster Open a new window, is a mobilizing and unifying organization that coordinates Québec’s aluminium processing industry and equipment manufacturers.

The AluQuébec Open a new windowindustrial cluster coordinates Québec’s aluminium processing industry and equipment manufacturers and aims to double aluminium processing in Québec over a ten-year period.


Roughly 1,500 aluminium processors serve multiple markets across Québec. These companies alone employ more than 17,000 Quebecers.


The companies in the sector that have located in Québec are proof of the vitality of aluminium industry here. Here are just a few of them:


Rio Tinto Open a new window

Alcoa Canada Open a new window

Aluminerie Alouette Open a new window

Extrudex Aluminium Open a new window

General Cable Open a new window

MAADI Group Open a new window

Metalus Open a new window

Metra Aluminium Open a new window

Pexal Tecalum Canada Open a new window

Raufoss Canada Open a new window

Shawinigan Aluminium Open a new window

Sural Open a new window

Sotrem Maltech Open a new window

Verbom Open a new window

Vitreco Open a new window


The aluminium sector is strongly supported by the The Québec Aluminium Development Strategy 2015-2025 Ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre) which aims to improve the entire value chain.


The Québec government is the first state government to implement a comprehensive strategy to grow and develop each step in the aluminium value chain. Among the ambitious goals it has set is to double aluminium processing in Québec by 2025.


Contact your expert

Benoît Larouche

Director, Business Development, New York

212 843-0976