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July 11, 2016

Mecaer and Sonaca to Invest over $62 Million in Québec

Mecaer America announced it will invest $40.4 million in its Laval facilities to design and manufacture new landing gear for airplanes and helicopters. The company will receive a $5-million loan and a $3-million non-refundable contribution from Investissement Québec.


Photo of a landing gear designed and manufactured by Mecaer America


“The agreement with the Québec government and Investissement Québec confirms that we have chosen the right territory – North America. The world’s largest aerospace market is here, and Mecaer plans to become more and more integrated into it,” said Alberto Ribolla, President of Mecaer Aviation Group.


Mecaer America is a subsidiary of the Italian Mecaer Aviation Group, which employs 600 people worldwide. The announced project could potentially lead to the establishment in Québec of the group’s future global centre for landing gear.


Sonaca Montréal will modernize its plant
The CEO of Sonaca Montréal, Sylvain Bédard, announced that the company will invest more than $22 million to acquire and modernize equipment for its Mirabel plant.


“In addition to strengthening our position as a fully integrated manufacturer of large aerostructure parts in North America, this major investment project will enable us to expand our product line and procure the latest machining and manufacturing technologies,” he pointed out.


Sonaca Montréal is a subsidiary of Belgian company Sonaca S.A., which has over 2,600 employees worldwide. The company specializes in manufacturing wing leading edges, fuselage panels and wing panels for aircraft.

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