Lafarge buys Montreal area specialty concrete supplier Béton Mobile du Québec
Lafarge Canada Inc. is further building up its ready-mix operations in Quebec with the acquisition of Montreal and Laval area supplier Béton Mobile du Québec.
The Canadian arm of LafargeHolcim said the deal will add to its ability to provide speciality concrete throughout the Greater Montreal Area and beyond.
Béton Mobile du Québec, or BMQ, focuses on speciality mixes and delivery using volumetric mixers. Founded in 1979, it has worked on a range of projects from the Jacques-Cartier and Champlain bridges, to hydroelectric dams in remoter regions of the province.
John McCabe, vice-president, Ready-Mix for Lafarge Eastern Canada, says the acquisition is a “perfect fit.”
“BMQ has been a leader in innovative products such as Latex Concretes and Rapid Sets and it supports our vision of being the reference company in sustainable construction solutions in Canada through product and service innovation,” he said in a release.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
More than two dozen staff from BMQ will join Lafarge as part of the deal, including BMQ’s former owner, Stéphane Pelletier, who will stay on as general manager under the new banner.