News of French companies (July 2016)
- CGI (digital sector) signs an 8-year contract with La Banque Postale
- Convectair, the Canadian branch of the Muller Group (heating), opens a knowledge and training centre in Québec
- Canadian startup Busbud becomes a technology partner of Voyages-sncf.com for access to the fleet of buses
- Bridor (agrifood) expands its Boucherville facility in Québec
On June 1st, CGI announced that it had signed a new, firm five-year contract with La Banque Postale that includes an option for a further three-year extension. The goal of this collaboration is to support La Banque Postale’s transformative initiatives and the R&D activities of its Information Systems Division in order to promote the bank’s commercial development. For more information.
Convectair, the Canadian branch of the Muller Group (heating), opens a knowledge and training centre in Québec
Convectair, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance electric heating systems and a member of the Muller Group, announced the opening of a unique research and development centre focused on the optimization and development of energy conservation technology. The Convectair knowledge and training centre aims to create a research and development cluster in order to improve access to best practices with regard to energy conservation in both industrial and consumer settings. Located at the Convectair headquarters in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, the centre came together thanks to $3 million in investments. For more information.
Canadian startup Busbud becomes a technology partner of Voyages-sncf.com for access to the fleet of buses
Canadian startup Busbud, which helps users find and reserve bus tickets in 63 partner countries, has announced a technological partnership with European tourism organization and French e-commerce leader Voyages-sncf.com. Voyages-sncf.com chose Busbud as its exclusive technological partner to manage access to its fleet of buses via Busbud’s API (programming interface), starting in July. For more information.
Bridor (Le Duff Group) is expanding its Canadian Boucherville factory to 55,000m2. As a result, the factory’s increased production capacity will market artisanal bread, baguettes, and French and American pastries across all of North America. For more information (in French).