GROUPE DCL INVESTS $ 3 M TO EXPAND ITS FACILITIES IN SAINT-HYACINTHE
Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole announces the start of a new project in the Olivier-Chalifoux industrial park in Saint-Hyacinthe. Groupe DCL has unveiled the details of a $ 3 million investment for the expansion of its maskoutaine installations and has begun, at the same time, the related construction work.
The construction, which will run until next June, will allow the addition of a 20,000 square foot area of the Saint-Hyacinthe plant. This expansion is necessitated by the increase in non-drug additive production activities and the growing demand for warehousing. In addition to distributing and manufacturing products in animal nutrition and health, the company offers warehousing services adapted to the food, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.
“We have expanded our business at the request of our customers, particularly to store their products. This has led to strong growth and that is why we have chosen to stand out with more modern spaces that will meet the most demanding standards in terms of monitoring and traceability, “said Martin Grégoire, President of the company. br>
The new spaces will have a height of 50 feet and will be equipped with a technology ensuring exemplary reliability and maximizing their volume. “This will allow us to move from a turnover of 24,000 to 72,000 pallets annually. We will also be able to better serve our customers with greater speed of execution. Also, thanks to a WMS system, we will have a better IT management of our warehouse and a better knowledge in quantity and quality of the activity of the stocks. We can optimize the order picking process and improve traceability, “he added.
This important investment will also enable the DCL Group to continue developing its manufacturing and distribution activities for its products. By being more efficient and competitive, it will be able to open its markets for export. To do so, the company plans to create fifteen new jobs in the short and medium term, doubling its workforce.
The company DCL Group began operations in 1996. It manufactures and distributes non-drug additives for animals of the highest quality, such as enzymes, probiotics, prebiotics, minerals, disinfectants and aromatic compounds. plant extracts. These products are specifically designed for the pork, poultry and ruminant industry to improve animal health while respecting the fight against antimicrobial resistance, one of the major public health challenges of the 21st century. sanitary aspects for livestock production and consumer food safety.
Pictured here are Claude Corbeil, Mayor of Saint-Hyacinthe, Martin Grégoire, DCL Group President, Karine Guilbault, Industrial Development Director, Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole, and Sylvie Yelle, DCL Group Project Director.
Credit: Patrick Roger