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Premier Tech acquires ProtoConsul

March 8, 2016
By Premier Tech

March 8, 2016 - Premier Tech’s Industrial Equipment Group (IEG) has acquired ProtoConsul. For more than 20 years, this manufacturer of automation systems from Longueuil, Que. has based its successes on cutting-edge technological expertise, specializing in the development of high-end systems for the packaging and material handling industry.

World leader in the packaging of industrial containers, IEG has quickly and steadily grown in size ever since its creation, in 1990. Having started to expand its offer in the industrial automation for the packaging and handling of rigid containers sector over the last few years, the group has been facing the ongoing need to find new competencies to complement its current team.

This acquisition of IEG’s business partner falls within the Group’s organizational and competency development plan. By joining forces with ProtoConsul, Premier Tech will integrate a highly qualified technical team, thus benefiting from relevant expertise in IEG’s targeted fields of activity.

“Premier Tech and its Industrial Equipment Group are constantly seeking new talents, competencies and technological platforms to generate organic growth. The integration of ProtoConsul perfectly aligns with this strategy. It will directly contribute to sustaining our growth,” explained Jean Bélanger, president and chief operating officer of Premier Tech.

Corporate profile
Premier Tech has been growing its leadership position globally for more than 90 years, driven by the collective power of its 3,250 team members in 24 countries. Leveraging its human capital as well as a deeply rooted culture revolving around innovation and excellence, Premier Tech focuses its efforts in three core industries: horticulture and agriculture – greenhouse production, agriculture, and lawn and garden; industrial equipment – rigid and flexible packaging, material handling, and palletizing; and environmental technologies – wastewater treatment and rainwater harvesting. Committed to the long-­term success of its clients, Premier Tech today records sales of more than $600 million, backed by a strong manufacturing and commercial expertise, a far-reaching entrepreneurial approach and a quarter-century-­long track record of solid growth.

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