Portable 3D measurement specialist Creaform is moving its headquarters in multi-million dollar a move that will triple production capacity.The new facility at Innoparc in Lévis, Québec, Canada, will also see Creaform create 150 new jobs over the next five years.
The new building will have twice the square footage of Creaform's existing facilities, increasing from 38 000 to 76 000 sq. ft.
Established for the past 10 years on rue Saint-Georges in Vieux-Lévis, Creaform's headquarters includes its research and development, product manufacturing and assembly, engineering services, sales and marketing, and administration.
The company has increased its sales tenfold over the past decade. "And we have no intention of slowing down. Our goal is to double our sales within the next five years," explained Mr. Martin Lamontagne, Creaform's Co-Founder and Vice President and Business Unit Manager. "We needed to expand our headquarters in order to increase the production of multiple new 3D technology platforms.
"The investment in the Innoparc will enable us to increase our office space, modernize our facilities and integrate new, cutting-edge technology," added Ms. Fanny Truchon, "Creaform's Vice President of Operations. These are compelling reasons for our current and future employees."
The building will offer a high-quality, contemporary working environment for the Creaform team. It will be the result of an integrated architectural design process that blends comfort and functionality. In addition, it will be located near a forest of over 7 000 000 sq. ft. with winding bicycle and foot paths.
Creaform also wanted to remain in Lévis, where it was founded. "Creaform will continue to support Lévis-our hometown that gave us a chance and remains today the ideal location for our company to thrive," said Mr. Lamontagne. The site was chosen for its proximity to Québec City's major roadways and services.
Creaform will be moving to its new headquarters, situated at 4700 rue de la Pascaline, in November 2017.