27 March 2019
Rexfab is Carrying Out Phase 2 of its Expansion Project in Sherbrooke
PRESS RELEASE – In the coming weeks, Rexfab is starting major expansion work on its factory at 4845 Robert-Boyd Street, in Sherbrooke’s Regional Industrial Park. This business, which specializes in the manufacturing of systems and equipment for the food industry, will double the area of its facilities to 35 000 sq. ft. (3251 m2).
Rexfab is thus carrying out the second phase of its major expansion project, which began with implementing the extension of the Regional Industrial Park in 2016. This new growth phase, which requires investments of more than $1.5M, will consolidate 70 jobs and create 5-10 new positions in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, assembly, and machining, among others.
“Rexfab has experienced continued growth in recent years, so much so that we had to move our expansion plans over a year in advance,” emphasized Michel Auger, Vice-President of Rexfab. “In only three years, our team has grown threefold and is still growing. Our industrial property gives us the flexibility to consider a Phase 3, which could also materialize faster than expected considering what is on our radar in terms of orders and development opportunities.” »
Rexfab was once again able to count on Sherbrooke Innopole’s support to find a new location. “We are pleased that Rexfab—the first business built on Robert-Boyd Street—is quickly implementing Phase 2 of its expansion in the Regional Industrial Park. By focusing on the innovation and diversification of its markets, this business clearly has a successful growth strategy. In addition, this project demonstrates the importance of developing a diversified offer of industrial land at a competitive cost to support the development of our businesses and, by extension, the prosperity of Sherbrooke’s economy,” said Josée Fortin, Diretor General of Sherbrooke Innopole.
Founded in 1990, Rexfab designs, manufactures, and installs automated production and product handling systems, as well as conveyors for the industrial baking industry throughout North and Central America, and Europe. Its equipment is used by Grupo Bimbo, Weston Bakeries, Flowers Foods, and Sherbrooke’s Boulangerie Georges.
Over the past years, Rexfab has developed new innovative equipment that now enables them to offer turnkey projects to clients. This business has also become the distributor for two European equipment suppliers: German company GHD Hartmann—one of the world’s largest manufacturers of machines and systems for the cutting and packaging of baked products and food items–and Danish company SR Pack A/S—an international supplier for box filling. “Our partnerships with these major players are very positive and promising for Rexfab as they open doors to other industrial bakeries and markets throughout the world,” stated Mr. Auger.
Sources: Rexfab and Sherbrooke Innopole
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