The Government of Canada plays a key role in ensuring that Canadian businesses can successfully compete in global markets.
By advancing its strategy for trade diversification, the government is putting the people of the Eastern Townships on a path to success in business around the world.
Diversified trade improves the living conditions of all Canadians by creating good jobs and providing more opportunities for our businesses and entrepreneurs.
A well-established business in our region has been on this path for three decades. Motrec International is a manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles that exports approximately 75% of its production to the United States and Mexico has been developing new international markets over the past few years. Its efforts are starting to bear fruit. Thus, through local distributors, the company already present in England has increased its presence in South Africa.
After the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union (CETA), Motrec International entered into a commercial contract with a distributor based in France. The establishment of favourable tariffs like the ones in this free trade agreement have helped Motrec International take the first step towards entering the European market.
Established in 1988 in a small garage in Ascot Corner, Motrec International’s operations have grown steadily over the years thanks to its quality and innovative products. To meet growing demand, the company moved a few months ago to a brand-new 70,000 ft2 facility in Sherbrooke. This also created 10 new jobs bringing the total number of employees to 80.
Canada has always been a trading nation and its trade agreements and commercial trade record indicate to the world that it places great importance on international trade. Canada’s success in international trade today can be attributed to leading Canadian businesses like Motrec International that are innovative and have demonstrated vision by exporting the excellence they are known for.