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BRP Introduces Modernized Manufacturing Facility

By Nick Longworth

Bombardier Recreational Products officials at its manufacturing facility inauguration ceremony. Photo courtesy of BRP press release. Click to enlarge.

A company that’s always seeking new ways to improve, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced on Monday, August 21, the opening of its modernized manufacturing facility in Valcourt, Quebec.

According to a BRP press release, the installation of new production equipment for Ski-Doo snowmobile and Can-Am Spyder vehicle assembly lines will increase the facility’s efficiency, flexibility for innovation and engineering, as well as, optimize its manufacturing infrastructure and logistics. The new equipment will allow BRP to produce snowmobiles and 3-wheel vehicles on the same production line, while also producing the machines quicker and personalized.

The facility’s modernization was one part of BRP’s strategic growth objectives. The new plant will facilitate BRP’s development of new concepts in conjunction with design and engineering departments.

Five years ago BRP announced its intention to invest $118 million within five years to improve the Valcourt facility’s manufacturing activities.

“Valcourt has always been at the heart of BRP’s innovation and modernizing the plant was critical to ensuring its efficiency,” said BRP President and CEO José Boisjoli. “It’s the combination of small-town support with world class know-how that puts us in such a unique position: updating our facilities with a major investment like this means we are not only providing state-of-the-art tools and technologies to our local workers, but we are being more efficient, more productive and more innovative than ever.”

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