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Canadian cleaning machine manufacturer to benefit from Government investment
Exprolink, which manufactures and markets a full range of motorised outdoor sweepers and vacuum equipment, is one of five companies benefiting from at total $3.2 million investment by the Canadian government as part of its economic development plan for the Quebec regions.
The Government acknowledges that to remain competitive and support their growth, businesses need to regularly upgrade and modernise their production equipment and facilities.
By investing in the production capacity of businesses, it is standing by its commitment to help businesses expand, innovate and market their products, in order to create good-quality jobs and thus ensure the economic prosperity of the regions and the country as a whole.
The repayable contributions totalling $3.19 million were announced by David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle‒Émard‒Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
"These five businesses are known for their drive and sense of innovation," he said. "Together, they contribute to the vitality of our region. The Government of Canada's financial support will give them the boost they need to kick-start their growth and, at the same time, create good-quality jobs."
Exprolink manufactures and markets a full range of motorised outdoor sweepers and vacuum equipment and will be introducing two new models in 2018: the LS175 - a compact, scalable vehicle, and its electric version, the LS175e. It says it is proud to be manufacturing motorised outdoor electric vacuum equipment for cleaning public urban spaces (bike paths, pedestrian streets, parks and shared spaces), as well as airports, parking lots and campuses.
Exprolink started its operations in 2011 when it acquired the line of Madvac products. Since then, it successfully relaunched the Madvac line via a number of international distributors. The company, which has 30 employees, carries out most of the vehicle assembly and parts welding activities at its Longueuil plant.
The project that will benefit from the funding involves the implementation of a strategy for the marketing of the new models of vacuum equipment in the US, and the enhancement of the company's competitiveness through the acquisition of an enterprise resource planning system.
Specifically, the funding is supporting the development of the proof of concept of the new electrical-powered compact sweeper, as well as the development of demo vehicles. The funding will also serve to upgrade Exprolink's website, produce corporate brochures and promotional videos and develop digital ads and a social media use strategy.
The project will result in the creation of five jobs.
The repayable contribution is $180,000 out of a total investment of $600,000.
9th August 2018