Ficodis consolidates its presence in Abitibi and the mining industry with the acquisition of Hydraulique C.L

11 April 2023

This acquisition represents a significant expansion of the service offering of this Quebec company recognized for its industrial products

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Quebec-based Ficodis announces the arrival of a new player to its team with the acquisition of Hydraulique C.L. This Abitibi company with more than 30 years of experience specializes in the sale, design, manufacture, installation, maintenance, optimization, modification and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic products, as well as the manufacture of hoses.

This acquisition allows Ficodis to strengthen its position in the heart of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue mining region, in addition to enhancing its skills in technical services. The acquisition of Hydraulique C.L makes it possible to extend its offer with hydraulic and pneumatic services that have made the reputation of the Abitibi company. The last acquisition in the region was in 2021, when IBS-TUBOQUIP, a company specializing in the distribution of power transmission and fluid supplies, joined Ficodis.

“The acquisition of Hydraulique C.L. allows us to expand our technical services offering,” said Frank Mascia, Vice President of Power, Ficodis. The addition of their highly diversified technical expertise will allow Ficodis to increase its added value with a better offer of turnkey solutions for our customers.

With a team of four employees with more than 25 years of experience in the field of hydraulics, Hydraulique C.L. focused on the development of new markets and innovations in safety, all in collaboration with mining companies. The acquisition by Ficodis will therefore allow the company to meet these same challenges, while offering Ficodis customers a wider range of services.

“The Ficodis Group’s approach was a great surprise for the team,” said Dominic Provencher, Sales Director at Hydraulique C.L. We really liked the mentality and vision of the group, which was similar to ours. It was very important for us to keep our talents in place and this was also Ficodis’ vision. It was therefore natural to join forces in order to strengthen our presence in the Abitibi region in terms of hydraulic and pneumatic products and services.”

This acquisition follows the group’s most recent acquisition, JMS INDUSTRIEL, a Thetford Mines company specializing in mechanical services and acquired in July.

“Since 2015, Ficodis has developed its product offering by building a network with Quebec companies that were leaders in their field and in their region,” added Christophe Bévillard, President and CEO of Ficodis. Thanks to this positioning in industrial products, we then developed the Ontario market. Today, we are proceeding in the same way to develop our offer of services and industrial projects, that is to say by first welcoming the best Quebec companies, such as JMS and Hydraulique C.L, within the Ficodedis family.” This strategy was further strengthened with the entry of Ficodis into the Descours and Cabaud Group.

About Ficodis

Ficodis is a multi-specialist industrial distribution group founded in 2010 and headquartered in Montreal. With its integration into the Descours and Cabaud Group, which now has 36 points of sale in Quebec, Ontario and Long Island, New York, the Ficodis Group is recognized for the quality of its service, its technical expertise and its offer of customized products and services that meet the needs of manufacturing companies. of construction and local SMEs. The company specializes in four product families: Tooling, Safety, Cutting and Power. Ficodis also offers superior tools under its own brands Cromson (a full line of cutting tools, hand tools, abrasives, power transmission and other maintenance products), Opsial (safety products) and Lion (nails and staples).

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