October 30, 2013
Pratt & Whitney Canada invests $275m in cutting-edge technologies
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced investments totalling $275m over five years, including the creation of a World-Class Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Manufacturing in Longueuil. At the heart of these investments is the World-Class Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Manufacturing, an $80m initiative. The Centre of Excellence will come to fruition with the development and implementation of three new intelligent production lines featuring cutting-edge equipment and technology. The production lines will be dedicated to manufacturing highly complex key components for the new-generation family of PurePower engines recently launched by Pratt & Whitney. The introduction of the three intelligent production lines will require extensive upgrading of P&WC’s Longueuil plant, which is set to begin in the next few months, with the objective of being fully operational in 2015. These investments will lead to the creation of 90 new permanent jobs and maintain 166 existing jobs in Quebec. The government of Quebec will contribute $19m to support these future investments.