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ProEV opens electrification site to manufacture vehicles in the Montreal area

August 18, 2022 | By Canadian Manufacturing

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MONTREAL — Quebec-based ProEV, a division of Electrical Components International (ECI), announces the opening of an electrification site dedicated to the engineering and manufacturing of commercial and industrial electric vehicles in North America.

The opening of this new facility on Côte-de-Liesse Road is coupled with the announcement of a $10 million investment over 5 years to support the facilities in a completely refurbished building. The site will also include an innovation department to optimize manufacturing processes and increase the impact of existing technologies.

This inauguration is trying to push the Greater Montréal’s position as a major North American hub for the transportation electrification, particularly for commercial and industrial vehicles.

As part of its implementation in Quebec, ProEV says that they have benefited from the support and advice of economic development organizations such as Montréal International and Investissement Québec International.

ProEV will reportedly create 250 new skilled jobs through its new facility. Among the professionals sought are manufacturing technicians, engineers, project managers and, most importantly, developers, allowing for the establishment of a wide range of expertise within the facility.

“The opening of this second electrification center proves that economic growth can be done in a green and environmentally sustainable way. We’re proud of how far we’ve come in the past 35 years and excited to see how far we can take the industry!” said Jarred Knecht, President, ProEV.

“Greater Montréal has all the assets to develop a greener and more sustainable economy. With the support of its partners, Montréal International is there to support this transition, with a team dedicated to foreign companies that want to reduce their impact on the environment while remaining competitive and innovative. With investments like ProEV’s in electric transportation, we are collectively giving ourselves the means to advance the fight against climate change and urban mobility. And this is just the beginning!” said Stéphane Paquet, President and CEO, Montréal International.

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