Olympus NDT Canada invests to support growth


Olympus NDT Canada has proceeded with the official inauguration of its new office and manufacturing complex, built at a cost of CAD $37 million in the Michelet Innovation Zone. Situated at 3415 rue Pierre-Ardouin, Québec, the new site unites all of Olympus NDT Canada’s services and personnel under one roof, enabling the company to better respond to production demands and optimise its research and development activities in support of its extensive portfolio of industrial testing and measuring solutions. Company executives from across the Americas and the global headquarters in Japan joined government and business dignitaries from Québec and beyond to celebrate the facility’s opening and to recognise the ideal working environment that it represents.

As a previous tenant of the Québec Metro High Tech Park, Olympus NDT Canada decided to invest in the creation of a purpose-built new facility that is more appropriate for the pursuit of its mission: to deliver reliable, cost-effective systems that help ensure quality, safety and productivity for its customers.

“Our new building satisfies our operational growth objectives and it also clearly advances one of our main areas of focus: the wellbeing of our employees,” explained Alain Laboissonnière, Senior Director of Operations in Québec. Quality of life for employees is the impetus behind the features that will make the new building the envy of many companies in the provincial capital.

The new 15,794 m2 facility is equipped with a vast hall designed for systems integration, allowing space for large-scale industrial systems to be assembled on site, as well as an air-conditioned workshop with cutting-edge machining tools for mechanical production. The areas designated for research and development, storage, reception and shipping are much more spacious than before. Meanwhile, the new electronics manufacturing area is ideally adapted to the company’s operations and the server room is now far better equipped. The facility also houses several collaboration-conducive spaces to encourage teamwork, which is fundamental to the company’s activities. Among these are a number of development labs, more than 40 meeting rooms each equipped with multimedia capabilities and a room that can accommodate 50 people for employee training.

There are currently 380 employees at Olympus NDT Canada. However, the recent move has allowed the company to begin an immediate expansion of its personnel and recruiting is already underway. The company intends to increase its staff to more than 400 employees, with a focus on software engineering, electrical engineering and electronics and mechanical manufacturing.