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Company Evolution


Daniel Laporte founded Laporte Experts Conseils.

Opening of the Montreal office offering process and mechanical engineering services to the pharmaceutical industry.

First food and beverage project at the Molson brewery in Montreal.

Opening of the Quebec office.

By the end of the year the company has 10 employees.

Opening of the Toronto office.

Opening of the Vancouver office through David Cyr’s relocation.

Dave Lalancette, Michel Gigon, François Landry, and Harold Martineau join Daniel Laporte as shareholders of the company, at 20% each.

By the end of the year the company has 30 employees.

Addition of automation and validation to our offered services.

First project in Europe, in Auvergne (France), on behalf of the Lallemand company.

Significant increase in our number of food & beverage clients.

Laporte becomes the primary project consultant for some major pharmaceutical and food and beverage companies, offering a complete range of engineering services including filling and packaging.

By the end of the year the company has 70 employees.

Opening of the European office, Laporte Euro, located in Nantes, France and managed by Pierre Thibaud.

Integration of four junior shareholders to ensure the sustainability of the company: David Cyr, Émilie Pelletier, Pierre Thibaud, and Samuel Hillman.

Laporte Euro acquires Delta Field in Lyon (7 employees) thus establishing a third office in France.

By the end of the year the company has 200 employees.

Opening of an office in Chicago, Illinois.

Opening of a new office in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec and in Pau, France through the relocation of Jean-Pierre Carrara.

Maxime Dubois takes over management of the Lyon, France office.

Jeff Babuin, president of Erichson – an electrical engineering company, and 5 employees join Laporte Engineering.

Laporte celebrates its 20-year anniversary in February with a big party at Club Soda in Montreal!

Greg Scrivener, president of Cold Dynamics – a company specializing in industrial refrigeration, and 4 employees join Laporte Engineering.

The engineering company IPSB, based in Fontainebleau (south of Paris) and specializing in industrial biotechnology, and its 40 employees join the group as a wholly owned subsidiary, becoming Laporte’s fifth engineering company. Jean-Manuel Morant, director of IPSB, becomes a member of the board of directors of Laporte & Associates.

Today Laporte has more than 330 employees, including twenty shareholders, nearly 300 loyal clients and has worked more than 3,000 factory projects in North America and Europe.

Several projects were stopped or put on hold in the spring and summer due to COVID-19. This period was followed by a strong rebound of our activities in the fall.

The engineering firm IPSB, based in France and specialized in agroindustry and bioindustry, joins the Laporte group.

Opening of a new office in Belgium managed by Cédric Pronchery.

Strong recovery in our business sectors, which translates into an increase in our team: Laporte now has 475 employees.

Laporte continues to grow with the opening of offices in Mexico, Tunisia and Lethbridge, Canada.

Laporte celebrates its 25th anniversary! During this time, Laporte has continually grown, and today employs over 450 people in 26 branches across North America and Europe.

Board of Directors