New Schneider solutions centre opens in Brossard

Friday April 22, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
L to R: Schneider Electric EVP Laurent Vernerey, Brossard plant manager Amany Morgan and Canada president Juan Macias cut the ribbon on the 4150 Brossard facility.
L to R: Schneider Electric EVP Laurent Vernerey, Brossard plant manager Amany Morgan and Canada president Juan Macias cut the ribbon on the 4150 Brossard facility. PHOTO: Schneider Electric, photographer Jean Philippe Trottier
Apr. 22, 2016 - Schneider Electric says it has opened a “significant expansion” to its existing facility in Brossard, Que., giving Canadian customers “more order flexibility and reduced lead times.”

The new “unique” 68,000-sq.-ft. solutions centre will allow the company to build and assemble end-to-end digitized electrical distribution solutions, and encompasses production facilities for eight product lines including station breakers, switchboards, medium voltage and low voltage switchgear. It also houses local copper and sheet metal fabrication, assembly and testing areas, allowing local customers to test their assembled solutions on-site. In total, the Brossard Campus now covers 172,000 square feet in three buildings.

“The expansion of Schneider Electric’s Brossard Campus is a reflection of our strong commitment to our Canadian customers,” said Juan Macias, president of Schneider Electric Canada. “The facility is the only one in North America to house not only manufacturing and testing facilities, but project management, engineering and sales teams. It is a truly integrated site, staffed by a highly skilled, multi-lingual workforce, capable of supporting our Canadian customers all the way from the initial quote through to assembly and testing.”

Schneider Electric began operating at its Brossard site in 2010. According to the company, the facility not only lowers the risk of damage to equipment during transport for Canadian customers by reducing travel distance, but also helps customers meet local content requirements by providing made-in-Canada solutions.

PHOTO: Schneider Electric, photographer Jean Philippe Trottier

Products that are now manufactured, assembled, tested and validated at the Brossard Campus include:

• Air-insulated metal-clad switchgear
• Gas-insulated switchgear
• Power-Zone 4 low voltage switchgear
• Switchboards
• Station breakers
• Securupt fuses
• Energy automation solutions
• MasterClad arc resistant (production begins September 2016)

Schneider says the site supports Basic Insulation Level testing, and is ISO-certified for sustainability and safety. In addition to improving service to Canadian customers and partners, the Brossard campus will provide employees with an environment of collaboration and development across disciplines, says the company.

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