Doyon Cuisine and Després Laporte entered into merger agreement
Doyon Cuisine and Després Laporte : A logical and natural proximity.
Doyon Cuisine and Després Laporte are driven by their shared passion: offering the best kitchen equipment, tools and accessories to skilled professionals and keen enthusiasts alike.
Quebec, Friday November 3rd, 2017 – We are proud and excited to announce to you today some important news regarding a consolidation project between two major Quebec players within the kitchen equipment distribution market, says M. Michel-Luc St-Pierre, the new General Manager of the combination.
Doyon Cuisine and Després Laporte are driven by their shared passion and for this reason, a merger agreement between the two major distributors is completed, so they will form a single entity and thus become the uncontested leader in the industry in Quebec. In this merger, Després Laporte shareholders will join those of Doyon Cuisine. As for Cuisines Equinoxe, the company will continue to operate as a manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for commercial kitchens.
The following are just some of the advantages of this amalgamation:
- Become the largest distributor in Quebec
- Top 3 distributor in its industry in Canada
- 100% Quebec share ownership
- More than 200 employees throughout the province of Quebec
- 30 commercial representatives on the road and an experienced internal support staff focused on customer service
- 8 locations equipped with show rooms and a warehouse
- A stainless steel equipment manufacturing facility
- A transactional website offering products both for a commercial and residential client base
- A wider network of suppliers to offer a more varied range of products
A short presentation of Doyon Cuisine:
Doyon Cuisine is a company operating under Julien Inc., which was founded in Québec City in 1946, and is the leader in developing and manufacturing sinks, faucets and stainless steel accessories for large-scale commercial kitchens and high-volume industrial subcontracting. Doyon Cuisine has excelled in the industry over the last 30 years, and since 2011 has been formed by the fusion between two leading companies; G.Doyon & Fils in Québec City and Félisol, in the suburbs of Montreal. In July 2012, Groupe Restau-Service joined them, whose branches are located in Drummondville and Trois-Rivières.
A short presentation of Després Laporte:
Founded in 1987, Després Laporte serves the regions of Sherbrooke, Granby, Montreal, Laval, the Laurentians and Rimouski, thanks to their four locations. They are joined by Cuisines Equinoxe, manufacturer and distributor of stainless steel equipment for food services in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. They were founded in March 1991, and are situated in Bois-des-Filion, a suburb north of Montreal