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17 September 2020

Groupe TERA sets up in Sherbrooke to initiate its development in North America

  • Establishment of Groupe TERA in Quebec, in the innovation pole of the city of Sherbrooke with the support of Sherbrooke Innopole, the local organization specialized in supporting tech companies
  • Project to launch a North American subsidiary dedicated to the marketing of Group TERA’s innovative products for air quality measurement

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Groupe TERA, a major player in the analysis, measurement and real-time evaluation of air quality, today announces its establishment in Sherbrooke in the province of Quebec, the first step in its development in North America.

Pascal Kaluzny, CEO and founder of Groupe TERA says: « The establishment of Groupe TERA in Sherbrooke is a structuring step for the future launch of our North American subsidiary. We have chosen Sherbrooke following talks with local entrepreneurs and, mostly, Sherbrooke Mayor Steve Lussier’s visit to our offices in Europe and our visit to his office in Sherbrooke. We would like to thank the City of Sherbrooke and Sherbrooke Innopole for the quality of their welcome and look forward to establishing partnerships with players in this center of excellence in clean technologies with cutting-edge infrastructures in a unique setting. The range of skills and the advanced level of cooperation between the academic and industrial spheres, combined with the proximity to the United States, located less than 30 minutes away, are all assets for the successful local development of our innovative air quality measurement solutions. Groupe TERA will officialize its local presence by setting up a subsidiary and activating strategic investments, followed by recruitment. These projects are fully in line with the ambitions expressed at the time of the Company’s initial public offering in July 2019, aimed in developing in regions where air quality issues are economic and health priorities. » 

Establishment of Groupe TERA in Quebec, in the innovation pole of the city of Sherbrooke with the support of Sherbrooke Innopole, the local organization specialized in supporting tech companies 

An ideal ecosystem to support the progressive deployment of the complete range of Groupe TERA products for air quality measurement, Sherbrooke Innopole is the City of Sherbrooke’s organization dedicated to the economic development of strategic technologies such as Cleantech, Micro-nanotechnologies, Life Sciences and Information Technologies. Through this organization, the Group also has access to the economic hubs of the megacities of Montreal and Boston in the United States. 

Josée Fortin, Executive Director of Sherbrooke Innopole, declares: « We are proud that Groupe TERA has chosen Sherbrooke’ innovative ecosystem for the commercialization of its technology in North America. This world-renowned high-tech business whose expertise, R&D collaboration projects, and skilled job possibilities bring added value not only to the cleantech key sector, but more widely to the air quality management industry. Its high-precision sensors integrated to fixed and mobile stations answer our society’s growing concern to measure and monitor ambient air quality to prevent human and environmental health problems. » 

Project to launch the North American subsidiary dedicated to the marketing of Groupe TERA air quality measurement offer 

For its future North American subsidiary, Groupe TERA primary objective is to develop the sale of OEM measurement sensors. To this end, the Group intends to demonstrate the technological performance of its measuring stations and citizen sensors, the two systems that carry the OEM sensors manufactured by the Company. The target customer base for OEM sensors includes many major players in various fields: air quality measurement, transportation as well as the industries of heating systems, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

For the measuring stations, Groupe TERA plans to contact design offices and engineering firms through representative companies (REP). For citizen sensors, the Group aims to set up direct sales through networks of stores. The Company plans to set up full-scale demonstrators in several Canadian and U.S. cities to promote these two products through pilots that will provide the entire population with long-term information on the quality of the city’s air and will help improve the quality of life of people suffering from respiratory diseases.

About Groupe TERA

Groupe TERA, founded in 2001 and employing to date 74 employees, is a leading provider of solutions for measuring, analyzing and evaluating air quality in real time. Groupe TERA is currently one of the few companies in the world to span the entire air quality value chain, and can therefore meet the full range of customer needs through three complementary, synergistic solutions: a laboratory dedicated to analyzing air pollutants in all environments, the design, development and marketing of innovative “Made in France” sensors for measuring air quality in real time and a digital system involving a professional software application capable of processing air quality data collected by the sensors. This solution is complemented by its individual citizen sensor. 

About Sherbrooke Innopole

Sherbrooke Innopole is Sherbrooke’s economic development arm whose mission is to accelerate the development of businesses in five key sectors – Industrial and Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technologies, Information Technologies, Life Sciences and Micro-nanotechnologies – and to work to make Sherbrooke an attractive and innovative business environment.

Source: Groupe TERA

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