ProEV opens a new electrification site in Montreal

ProEV opens a new electrification site in Montreal

Quebec company ProEV on Thursday inaugurated a new factory in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent district, which it describes as the “largest site” for the electrification of commercial and industrial electric vehicles in North America.

This new location on the Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse will create 250 qualified jobs in the metropolis, said ProEV, which is now a division of the American company Electrical Components International (ECI).

The sought-after specialists include production technicians, engineers, project managers and developers.

ProEV already has a plant in Pointe-Claire.

“The opening of this second electrification center proves that economic growth can be done in a green and environmentally responsible way,” said Jarred Knecht, President of ProEV.

This location will be ECI’s 38th installation worldwide. The American company has more than 500 customers and 25,000 employees.

“By choosing Montreal, ECI and ProEV continue to underscore the continued success of Quebec’s major OEMs and the essential role the city plays at the heart of the EV supply chain,” said Michael Balseil, President and CEO of ECI.

The inauguration of this facility was also an opportunity for the company to announce an investment of US$10 million over five years to “support the highest quality facilities in a completely renovated building”.