A cluster of 20 businesses with strong connections in an exceptional region, less than an hour from the U.S. border. Elastomer Valley is a hub of expertise, ingenuity, creativity and flexibility in the research, development and manufacturing of elastomer solutions. Its members are leaders in their field, and have built their expertise on many years of experience. One of the cluster's members, American Biltrite, just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Waterville TG, PPD and AirBoss have more than 50 years' experience.
billion in sales
Sales revenue for Canada's rubber industry (Statistics Canada, 2014). The sector has experienced a 40% increase in sales since 2009. Our members play an important role in this industry. They make products from natural, synthetic or recycled rubber using processes such as vulcanizing, cementing, molding or extruding.
In 2012, Canadian exports of rubber products accounted for 68% of this industry's total sales. Most of these products are destined for the U.S. market.
Number of jobs created by the cluster's members and their outsourcers: 50% of jobs in the Quebec sector. Our firms have developed diverse expertise and products specific to the automobile industry and other sectors, such as the commercial, defense, industrial, aerospace and medical industries.
Canada, United States and Mexico. Elastomer Valley businesses maintain an international presence and regularly do business with the North American markets. No effort is spared to satisfy customers.
Total surface area of the Centre intégré de formation industrielle (CIFI), specialized in the field of rubber, plastics and composites. This key partner has built a reputation at the international level. Elastomer Valley is surrounded by five colleges, two universities, the CIFI and the Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie du caoutchouc (CSMO). Our cluster has the resources to ensure training for the next generation and to promote research and development.