Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to customers in Montreal and the Province of Quebec with the opening of its new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing plant in Laval, a $3.1 million (CAD) investment designed to provide stronger customer service, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
The 50,000 square foot facility consolidates four
manufacturing plants located in Ottawa, Quebec City and two buildings located
in the Montreal suburbs of Boucherville and Anjou, into one brand new
manufacturing plant that will service the needs of customers primarily located
in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City areas.
Strategically located just off the highway in the
north suburb of Montreal, the single location in Laval is better positioned for
getting through Montreal’s traffic patterns and delivering product to customers
across Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Additionally, consolidating the two plants
in Montreal into one facility will make it easier for customers in the city
find Sun Chemical.
The move to Laval also allows Sun Chemical to
consolidate truck loads for deliveries, expedite routes, reduce carbon
emissions and save money on gas. The investment in Laval will help Sun Chemical
meet many of its eco-efficiency goals by improving its carbon footprint and
“We are affirming our commitment to the Quebec and the
Canadian market with this investment,” said Rod Staveley, president of Sun
Chemical Canada. “Sun Chemical plans to be in this business for the long term and
is providing the infrastructure needed to deliver best in class services to our
valued customers. Our new facility reduces costs, improves productivity, and
enables continuing high service levels for our customers.”
The facility has ink dispensers on-site to use both
for demonstrations and the manufacturing of spot color inks for customers.
Other equipment at the plant include: three roll mills, several vertical post
mixers, and other smaller mixers. A lab is located inside the building for quality
control and color matching chemistries along with offices for the sales force.
Currently under application to become a LEED-certified
building, the Laval facility offers a variety of “green” benefits, including: a
heat-recovery unit, the use of energy efficient lighting, waste-stream
recycling, and commuter parking spaces to encourage carpooling and the use of
electric or hybrid vehicles. Dedicated to the highest level of cleanliness, the
new manufacturing plant features equipment upgrades that meet the stringent
health and safety standards of the CSST (the province’s occupational health and
Sun Chemical will host an open house of the facility
on Wednesday, June 27th and will offer tours and food for those that
attend. Customers, local officials and the media are all welcome to attend.
Please RSVP with Wendy Fan at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call at 905-595-3535.
Sun Chemical's Investment in New Ink Manufacturing Facility in Montreal Saves Costs, Benefits Customers
June 19, 2012