CREATION OF SNC-LAVALIN FRANCE
Jean-Claude Pingat, Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin France, announces that, during the first quarter of 2003, SNC-Lavalin Group’s companies in France will become subsidiaries of SNC-Lavalin France.
The companies concerned are Pingat Ingénierie, with a staff of 210 working in offices in Reims (head office), Paris, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Troyes, Auxerre, Nevers, and Budapest, Hungary; Boplan Ingénierie, with a staff of 100 working in offices in Nantes (head office), Cholet, Angers, Quimper and Saint-Nazaire-Montoir (SECA STRUCTURES); and Eurotec, an engineering consulting firm with a staff of 40 in Boissy St Léger, Ile de France (94).
“SNC-LAVALIN France’s role is to bring together, organize and develop the skills, products and disciplines of its constituent companies and of those that will join in the future,” said Mr. Pingat. “In order to better manage our numerous activities, we will be organized into three large operational units which will coordinate the companies’ activities under three broad categories.”
Agrifood: An industry sector in which Pingat and Boplan are leaders in France, will spearhead the Industrial Process Engineering unit which also includes Biopharmaceuticals
Building and Industrial Engineering: Will be responsible for industrial, commercial and private tertiary buildings, as well as logistics
Building, Infrastructure and Transportation Engineering: Brings together the expertise in these areas throughout France, focusing mainly on public markets
“Under this new structure”, continued M. Pingat, “SNC-LAVALIN France has optimized its collective knowledge and experience, and is in a position to offer its clients local service based on the geographic networks built up by each of these companies”.
SNC-LAVALIN France has a total of 350 employees, a network of 16 offices, and consolidated annual revenues of 45 million Euros.
“The creation of SNC-LAVALIN France fulfills our goal to be one of the major engineering players in France,” concluded Mr. Pingat.
In the presence of Jacques Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin Group, Jean Claude Pingat, Chief Executive Officer of SNC-Lavalin France; and its two vice-presidents of operations, Jacques Bodreau, Building and Industrial Engineering unit and CEO of Boplan, and Jean-Michel Convert, Industrial Process Engineering unit, the 350 employees will meet in Marne la Vallée on January 7th to be presented with SNC-Lavalin France’s organizational structure, key issues and strategy.
Major Ongoing Projects:
DSP Aéroport International de VATRY
IKEA in Evry
HAUTE PICARDIE aero-industrial platform in Albert (80)
PSA in Mulhouse
ROYAL CANIN in Russia and in South Africa
LE PROGRÈS DE LYON
KERMENE in St Lery (56) and St Jacut (22)
AIRBUS in Montoir de Bretagne (44)
IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE in Choisy le Roi (94)
NECKER Hospital in Paris
CHRU in Lille
ESC REIMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL
UIOM in Dunkirk
SOCOPA in Villefranche d’Allier
MALTEUROP in Vitry le François
MOET & CHANDON in Epernay
Consulting engineering office created in 1946 which has continuously developed its skills, network and sectors of activity to offer consulting, project management and turnkey services in the Buildings, Industrial, Agrifood and Infrastructure sectors.
Became a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group in 1996
CEO: Jean-Claude PINGAT (son of founder)
Workforce: 210 people
Established in Reims (head office), Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Troyes, Auxerre, Nevers and Budapest, Hungary
Consulting engineering office created in 1947 which became one of the major engineering companies in the West Atlantic region in the Buildings, Industrial and Agrifood sectors.
Became a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group in 2002
CEO: Jacques BODREAU (son of founder)
Workforce: 100 people
Established in Nantes (head office), Angers, Quimper, Cholet, St Nazaire/Montoir (Seca Structure : Consulting engineers specialized in complex structures)
Created in 1977, specialized in general engineering for public and private buildings, fire safety and high-rises
Became a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group in 2001
CEO and founder: Alain DEWEZ
Workforce: 40 people
Based in Boissy St Léger (94)
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world and a global leader in the ownership and management of infrastructure. With revenues of over CAN $3 billion, SNC-Lavalin companies employ over 15,000 people in offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world. The Group is recognized as a global leader in power, chemicals and petroleum, mining and metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, agrifood, infrastructure and buildings, mass transit, environment and defence. SNC-Lavalin’s growth strategy is based on the development of its world-class products, its vast international network and increasing financing capabilities.
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Media ContactGillian MacCormack
Vice-President, Global Public Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Director, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.