AP&C, a GE Additive-owned producer of metal powders for the additive manufacturing market, has announced a significant expansion of its premises in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The company recently finalized the sale of a new plot at the Innoparc Albatros, where it has had operations since 2016.
The new plot purchased by AP&C spans nearly 40,000 square meters and will enable the powder manufacturer to consolidate its expansion efforts. Within Saint-Eustache, a suburb of Montreal, the AP&C expansion signals new employment opportunities, as the company seeks to add a number of high added-value jobs at its new facility. Presently, AP&C employs about 100 people at its Allée du golf facility at the Innoparc Albatros.
“We are thrilled to work with the dynamic Ville de Saint-Eustache team! Our firm is currently enjoying rapid growth and we need more space for our projects, along with a good location for drawing fresh talent,” said Alain Dupont, CEO of AP&C. “Innoparc Albatros meets both of these urgent needs. It is clear that AP&C’s future is right here in Quebec and, in particular, Saint-Eustache!”
The sale of the new plot at Innoparc Albatros was made official on January 11th at the Saint-Eustache Town Hall, through an agreement laid out by Saint-Eustache Mayor Pierre Charron and Dupont. The sale was overseen by notary Jean-Luc Pagé and town clerk Mark Tourangeau.
“We are extremely proud that AP&C, the flagship of its industry, has decided to multiply its activities in Innoparc Albatros, thereby making big contributions to Saint-Eustache’s economy,” added Mayor Charron. “Innovation breeds more innovation and we are confident that AP&C’s increased presence will bring new business to our techno-park and encourage other hitech firms to come here.”
AP&C specializes in the production of spherical metal powder for the additive manufacturing sector, especially Titanium and Nickel-based alloys. The company’s primary industries are the aerospace and biomedical sectors, though it supplies metal powders to clients in over 40 countries.
The company also recently announced it will begin producing aluminum alloy F357 powder this year to meet increasing demands in the aerospace and automotive industries.