April 16, 2024

A Saguenay SME specializing within the ending of aluminum surfaces is getting ready to assist the German military, which has simply obtained an quantity of 150 billion {dollars} for modernization in the midst of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

“We aren’t but in a protected world, so I’ve the impression that this isn’t a market that can disappear in a single day,” summarizes Maxime Lamirande, gross sales supervisor of A3 Surfaces, a producing firm with round twenty staff, in Chicoutimi.

“Within the army we will solely do enterprise with pleasant international locations,” he continues on the sidelines of an occasion for suppliers of Subcontractance Industrielle Québec (STIQ) in Boucherville final Thursday.

In 2022, the federal authorities invested $150 billion in modernizing its army in opposition to the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. For Berlin it was about strengthening the nationwide military, which had been uncared for because the Chilly Battle.

Impression on Quebec

For Chicoutimi SME A3 Surfaces, which has 25 staff, the elevated demand within the army sector to date may have a domino impact. The corporate already has an workplace in Paris to determine itself within the European market.

“We do enterprise with the German firm Rheinmetall, so we must always have an effect,” explains Maxime Lamirande of A3 Surfaces, which developed the antimicrobial aluminum know-how.

In Quebec, the arms producer Rheinmetall has a big manufacturing unit in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Montérégie.

Whereas greater than 22% of the nation’s protection business jobs are positioned in Quebec (plane, ammunition, elements), many native SMEs wish to proceed working with military suppliers, in line with a profile final 12 months by Canada’s Ministry of Innovation.

“We even have prospects in optics. Gentle science is on the rise,” explains Maxime Lamirande.

“In optics, the problem is to align the lasers and detectors appropriately. The sunshine is diffuse and goes in all instructions. “We subsequently have to soak up it in order that the beam comes out completely straight,” he concludes.

10 major actions in Quebec in protection

1 – Upkeep, restore of army plane

2 – Ammunition

3 – Plane building

4 – Simulation programs

5 – Coaching service

6 – Communication programs

7 – Fight Automobiles

8 – Upkeep, restore of ships

9 – Different

10 – Structural parts of ships

Supply: Ministry of Innovation, Science and Business, 2022

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