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Deschambault, August 14th, 2018 – Pro-Métal Plus and Säätötuli Canada announce the co-development of a range of biomass boilers for the North-American market. The two companies will pool their know-hows to create hot water biomass boilers adapted for the Säätötuli multi-fuel biomass burner technology. This Finnish technology has been successfully used and proven for more than 30 years in rigorous polar winter conditions of Northern Europe. Future boilers will be manufactured by Pro-Métal Plus at their Deschambault, QC factory in the region of Portneuf.
“Säätötuli Canada aims to provide the best service and high-quality products at a competitive price. A big part of our products will be locally produced, thanks to Pro-Métal Plus’s manufacturing facility and qualified staff. This cooperation allows us to cut the delivery and transport times and waive the currency conversion risks. It will also reduce the carbon footprint of our products, making them even more ecological” stated Topi Tulkki, CEO of Säätötuli Canada.
“Pro-Métal Plus sees this agreement as a development opportunity in a new industry with huge potential and great environmental impact. Our engineering department has all the skills needed to ensure that the future products will meet all the local standards, which was one of the key points from the beginning of our discussions” added Sylvain Deshaies, CEO of Pro-Métal Plus.
For many years, using local energy sources has been one of the Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce’s priorities. “Local manufacturing of biomass heating equipment is the next logical step after the experience acquired with the installation and commissioning of the St. Gilbert biomass heating plant 5 years ago” said Jean-Pierre Naud, CEO of the Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce, who initiated the discussions between the two companies.
The new boiler range manufactured in Portneuf by Pro-Métal Plus will be a good fit for institutional, commercial, industrial and agricultural building heating as well as heat networks. First deliveries are expected for the next heating season.
About Pro-Métal Plus
Pro-Métal Plus specializes in the transformation of metals, including steel, aluminum, stainless steel and copper, as well as welding in Quebec and across Canada. Created in 1991, the Pro-Métal Plus plant is in the Deschambault-Grondines industrial park, 40 kilometers west of Quebec City. Pro-Métal Plus’s team of metal professionals conceptualizes, designs, manufactures and installs a large variety of industrial parts and equipment. Pro-Métal Plus and its employees have multiple certifications.
About Säätötuli Canada
Säätötuli Canada, established in St. Hyacinthe, QC in 2015, owns the North-American product rights for the Finnish Säätötuli biomass heating equipment. Based on 33 years of expertise, acquired by manufacturing over 14,000 biomass heating systems and more than 300 containerized bioheat plants, Säätötuli equipment can operate with a wide variety of solid fuels like woodchips, pellets, wood-energy chips, wood industry residues and agricultural residues.
About Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce
The Portneuf Ouest Chamber of Commerce is an economic development organization known to carry out innovative projects centered on sustainable development that are adapted to the realities of the environment.