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APF Villeneuve took a decisive step toward modernization and automation at its January 19 press conference in Crabtree.

In collaboration with Investissement Québec, the governments of Canada and Quebec jointly granted the company a loan of $1.6 million. This substantial sum is intended to support a new automation project valued at $2 million. It will redefine industry standards while boosting the company’s productivity.  

Several key players were present to mark this important announcement with APF Villeneuve members. In attendance were Mr. Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy, Mr. François Saint-Louis, Member of the National Assembly for Joliette, Mr. Mario Lasalle, Mayor of Crabtree and Mr. Pierre-Luc Bellerose, Prefect of the Joliette RCM.  


At the forefront of technology  


Focusing on excellence and continuous growth, APF Villeneuve will complete its acquisition of two new pieces of numerical control equipment, firmly committing to automation and innovation. In tandem with these new state-of-the-art machines, connection software aimed at process optimization will set new productivity standards, positioning the company at the forefront of technology.  

Affirming its belief in innovation, APF Villeneuve plans to introduce its team to artificial intelligence in the coming months. This will be an opportunity to explore new avenues for growth.  


The APF team: a genuine pillar of strength  


This major regional transformation essentially relies on the crucial involvement of APF Villeneuve teams, true artisans of the Industry 4.0 factory process. Their daily commitment is a cornerstone of the family business’s ever-evolving history. The success of this innovative project also depends on the collaboration of major partners such as Investissement Québec, Canada Economic Development, the Corporation de Développement Economique de la MRC Joliette and Alliance Métal Québec.  

It is with a deep sense of gratitude that APF Villeneuve expresses its sincere thanks to these essential players, who share a common vision to ensure the long-term future of the Lanaudière company. The craze for automation has turned into a genuine love affair, shaped by the dedication of all those who believe in this quest for excellence.  

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