Backgrounder: CED funding to support the Quebec agri-food industry


Sherbrooke, Quebec, August 12, 2020 Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The following information is in addition to the news release issued on August 12, 2020, on CED’s financial assistance, recipient businesses and their respective projects.


  • 27 projects supported by CED
  • $10,488,913 in financial contributions from CED


Region Recipient Activities funded by CED Contribution*
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Boréalait Purchase and installation of various production equipment, specifically as part of the setup of a refining room, a drying room and a cooling room $166,988
Bas-Saint-Laurent Prestige Maple Products (9158-4920 Québec Inc.) Acquisition of processing equipment, including a caramel production line, a maple sugar bagging machine and a printer for boxes $141,500
Bas-Saint-Laurent Verger patrimonial du Témiscouata Acquisition and installation of production equipment and accessories, including a steam kettle with integrated doser, a juice press and a pasteurizer; and leasehold improvement work $72,850
Bas-Saint-Laurent Distillerie Auclair (9320-8825 Québec Inc.) Acquisition and installation of production equipment including a still, fermentation tanks and a semi-automated bottling line $200,000
Bas-Saint-Laurent Pat BBQ (9231-0218 Québec Inc.) Acquisition and installation of automated production equipment such as a bottling machine, a labelling machine, a sealing machine, a filler, a mixer, a screw conveyor and a pallet coater. $80,000
Centre-du-Québec Fromagerie L’Ancêtre Acquisition and installation of new automated production equipment for the preparation and storage of milk, standardization, brining, cutting and product packaging $500,000
Estrie Bio-Bon Acquisition and installation of production equipment, including a refrigeration system, a peeler and a vacuum packer, as well as an integrated management module; leasehold improvements and professional fees $330,400
Gaspésie‒Iles-de-la-Madeleine La Société secrète (9541764 Canada Inc.) Building expansion; acquisition and installation of manufacturing, bottling and laboratory equipment (alcoholmeter); purchase of storage units $100,000
Laurentides La Petite Bretonne Acquisition and installation of digital production and packaging equipment, and acquisition of decision support software and systems $2,600,000
Mauricie Distillerie Mariana Acquisition and installation of production equipment including a still and a distiller $64,500
Mauricie Rito Mints Acquisition, installation and programming of robotic equipment for production automation $500,000
Mauricie Clos Sainte-Thècle Acquisition of wine production equipment, including an oak barrel, a sorting table, a de-stemmer/crusher, stainless steel tanks, an ovoid tank, fermentation vessels and a peristaltic pump $26,945
Montérégie TalThi Acquisition and installation of production equipment, including an automated thermoforming machine, a material recovery granulator and a vertical molding centre $750,000
Montérégie La Fromagerie Polyethnique Acquisition and installation of new automated production equipment for product filtration, cutting and packaging $1,560,000
Montérégie Station Agro-Biotech Acquisition and installation of production equipment, including a canning machine, an automatic shrink-wrapper, a seamer and an automated depalletizer $325,000
Montérégie Distillerie du 29 octobre Acquisition and installation of production equipment, including copper stills, a boiler and resting tanks $100,000
Montérégie Kanzy Medipharm Acquisition and installation of specialized equipment for the manufacture of liquid and powdered dietary supplements, and the acquisition and implementation of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and related systems $120,000
Montérégie QcCIDRE Acquisition of cider production equipment, including fermentation tanks, an apple press and various devices to ensure quality control $100,000
Montérégie Marie Morin Canada (9142-6825 Québec Inc.) Acquisition of equipment for a production line, including refrigeration equipment and order management software $400,000
Montréal Mid-Day Squares Acquisition and implementation of automated and integrated equipment for cooking, manufacturing, cutting, coating, cooling, packaging and canning food products $199,741
Montréal Natya Foods Acquisition and implementation of digital and automated production lines for roasting, seasoning and packaging new products $600,000
Québec Vigneault Chocolatier Acquisition of technological equipment including a collaborative robot and a packaging system $400,000
Québec Bel-Gaufre Acquisition of automated equipment for dough production, wafer baking and packaging, and expansion of production facilities $250,000
Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean Les Aliments du Royaume Acquisition and installation of new strategic manufacturing equipment, including a dosing machine, a labelling machine and a filling system; building upgrades, professional fees; and facility start-up costs $71,939
Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean Distillerie Beemer Acquisition and installation of strategic manufacturing equipment, including a distiller, a bottler and fermenters; leasehold improvements $209,050
Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean TransAlim (9273-5877 Québec Inc.) Acquisition and installation of production equipment, including oil presses and a filter, a hopper system, a bottle sealer, and sensors and PLCs; leasehold improvements $120,000
Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean Charcuterie Fortin Acquisition and installation of robotic equipment, including a thermoforming machine for the packaging of cured products, mussel washing equipment and a multifunction defrosting churn, along with technological tools to control and measure the performance of this equipment; building refurbishment costs $500,000

* The types of CED funding are repayable contributions, non-repayable contributions and grants.


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