Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

February 04, 2014 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Growth of Qualtech Inc.

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the firm Qualtech Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the development and commercialization of innovative cheese processing equipment.

This support has been awarded in the form of a $156,000 repayable financial contribution through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The investment will allow Qualtech to carry out various activities for the commercialization of newly-developed equipment that automates key steps in the cheese making process.
  • Qualtech is the only Canadian company offering this technology in North America.
  • In addition to ensuring the firm's growth, this project is expected to result in the creation of 10 full-time jobs.

Quotes

"By investing in the development of Qualtech's new product, our Government is showing once again that it is determined to take the necessary measures to boost our economy's potential for growth."
Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Qualtech is constantly striving to find innovative solutions for improving manufacturing processes in the agrifood and pharmaceutical industries. The financial support announced today will help ensure the development and commercialization of one of these innovations."

Nicolas Giguère, General Manager, Qualtech Inc.

Related link

Qualtech Inc. Web site

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