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Pro-Métal Plus and Säätötuli Canada co-developing boilers for North America

August 20, 2018
By Pro-Métal Plus and Säätötuli Canada

Aug. 20, 2018 - Pro-Métal Plus and Säätötuli Canada will be co-developing of a range of biomass boilers for the North-American market. The two companies will pool their know-hows to create hot water biomass boilers adapted for the Säätötuli multi-fuel biomass burner technology. This Finnish technology has been successfully used and proven for more than 30 years in rigorous polar winter conditions of Northern Europe. Future boilers will be manufactured by Pro-Métal Plus at their Deschambault, Que., factory in the region of Portneuf.

“Säätötuli Canada aims to provide the best service and high-quality products at a competitive price. A big part of our products will be locally produced, thanks to Pro-Métal Plus’s manufacturing facility and qualified staff. This cooperation allows us to cut the delivery and transport times and waive the currency conversion risks. It will also reduce the carbon footprint of our products, making them even more ecological” stated Topi Tulkki, CEO of Säätötuli Canada.

“Pro-Métal Plus sees this agreement as a development opportunity in a new industry with huge potential and great environmental impact. Our engineering department has all the skills needed to ensure that the future products will meet all the local standards, which was one of the key points from the beginning of our discussions” added Sylvain Deshaies, CEO of Pro-Métal Plus.

For many years, using local energy sources has been one of the Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce’s priorities. “Local manufacturing of biomass heating equipment is the next logical step after the experience acquired with the installation and commissioning of the St. Gilbert biomass heating plant five years ago” said Jean-Pierre Naud, CEO of the Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce, who initiated the discussions between the two companies.

The new boiler range manufactured in Portneuf by Pro-Métal Plus will be a good fit for institutional, commercial, industrial and agricultural building heating as well as heat networks. First deliveries are expected for the next heating season.


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