Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP)

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP)

March 17, 2005 12:22 ET

BRP Modernizes its Valcourt Plant: Renovations Valued at $10 million


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MARCH 17, 2005 - 12:22 ET

BRP Modernizes its Valcourt Plant: Renovations Valued
at $10 million

VALCOURT, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2005) - Bombardier
Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is planning to spend approximately $10
million to modernize its Valcourt plant. The work will be carried out
between May and October 2005.

"This investment will consolidate the substantial productivity gains
achieved in 2004 in cooperation with our workers, and confirms our
commitment to maintain in Valcourt our assembly facilities for complex,
sophisticated or high-volume vehicles," said Jose Boisjoli, BRP's
President and CEO. "We will change the way we assemble our vehicles and
this will enable us to remain competitive at a time when external
pressures show no signs of leveling off."

The work will be carried out over a 150,000 square feet area and will
have no impact on production. The changes include installing new
equipment and increasing assembly capacity to bring production schedules
in line with demand while implementing more reliable systems and a much
more ergonomic assembly line.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. is a world leader in the design,
development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Ski-Doo® and
Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Johnson®
and Evinrude® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as
Evinrude E-TEC™, Bombardier(i) all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Rotax®
engines and karts.

®, ™ Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its
subsidiaries.

(i)Trademark of Bombardier Inc. used under license

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Johanne Denault
    Senior advisor, Communications and Public affairs
    (450) 532-5173
    Johanne.denault@brp.com
    www.brp.com
    or
    Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Stephanie Vaillancourt
    Manager, Financing and Investor relations
    (514) 732-7061
    stephanie.vaillancourt@brp.com