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CGI to collaborate with Montreal aerospace cluster

Sept. 18, 2014, Toulouse, Fra. - CGI has entered into a collaborative partnership with two aerospace clusters, Aerospace Valley in France and Aero Montreal in Quebec, to research and develop aerospace solutions, particularly in the areas of production and maintenance.


September 18, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

CGI has an active presence in the cities of Toulouse, France and
Montreal, Quebec, where the two clusters are located, and extensive
aerospace and manufacturing expertise. Its professionals will
collaborate with the staff of Aerospace Valley and Aero Montreal to
explore the use of innovative technologies to improve the quality and
speed of aerospace production and preventive maintenance, as well as
other operational areas.

 

"We are very excited about collaborating with CGI on projects that
will drive innovation in our industry," said Suzanne Benoit,
president and CEO of Aero Montreal. "The development of the 'plant of
the future' is of particular interest to us, promising to
significantly increase the competitiveness of aerospace companies."

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"The sharing of knowledge and best practices is definitely key to
helping our members develop and evolve their strategic technology
initiatives," adds Agnes Paillard, president of Aerospace Valley. "We
look forward to benefiting from CGI's expertise and experience."

 

"CGI's 30+ years of experience within the aerospace and manufacturing
sectors gives us unique insight into the challenges faced by Aero
Montreal and Aerospace Valley members, and we welcome the opportunity
to help them address their market challenges," noted Jean-Michel
Baticle, president of CGI in France. "We can offer the know-how and
solutions necessary to help them achieve their business objectives."

 

A collaboration forum, to be held alternately in France and Quebec,
will focus on digitizing the production chain from upstream to
downstream, among many other projects planned as part of the
agreement.