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Le Québec : là où les filiales internationales excellent
Le Québec : là où les filiales internationales excellent
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Le Québec : là où les filiales internationales excellent

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Article paru dans le magazine « Site Selection » en mai 2012 (publié en anglais).

Article paru dans le magazine « Site Selection » en mai 2012 (publié en anglais).

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  • 1. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT COUNCILMay 2012 www.siteselection.com
  • 2. Q U É B E C Where MNC Subsidiaries Excel Q uébec-based IT executives “The plan involved roughly C$100 at multinational computer million worth of investment. That’s very services giants attribute the significant here, and it’s why it became success and expansion of important to explain why Fujitsu should their enterprises to be- invest here instead of elsewhere. Why ing located in Québec. An would the investment be made here No need to sell these increasingly bilingual and skilled work instead of Atlanta or somewhere else? senior IT executives force, higher education resources, prox- That’s where the advantage of Québec imity to Europe and the U.S. Northeast City became central to this process.” on Québec’s location and a business climate that encourages Giroux had built the Québec City advantages. capital investment are some of the assets operation, which specializes in IT they identify as drivers of their ability to consulting to large clients, including They’re writing the compete. More specifically, they com- the Québec provincial government, book on that. pete successfully with other subsidiaries from 400 employees in 2005 to nearly of their parent companies worldwide for 1,100 today. (In 1997, Fujitsu acquired capital investment, or they complement Montreal-based DMR, founded in 1973, those subsidiaries as no other operation which later became Fujitsu Canada.) by MARK AREND can, they maintain. “A few years ago, we were looking mark.arend@siteselction.com Fujitsu Canada is a case in point. at our strategy and realized we had “I was recently selected to be the reached a plateau of what DMR could North American representative of a become in town, and I wanted to use corporate leadership program in which the footprint of Fujitsu here to grow. I had to present a business practice plan That would be the occasion for us to to the Fujitsu board of directors,” relates change names, even though they didn’t Christian Giroux, executive vice presi- need us to — it was us looking at our dent, Eastern Canada at Fujitsu Canada. market and the need to offer more ser- Image courtesy of Fujitsu Canada The Fujitsu Innovation Center represents a $20-million investment in Fujitsu’s Québec City operation. The Center provides collaborative space where business partners and customers are invited to work with Fujitsu specialists to put new ideas into practice and build innovative business solutions.64 MAY 2012 SITE SELECTION
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  • 4. “At the end of thebut ratherboard didn’t ask questions about the project, day, the about Québec City. I was selling Québec City as the place for their investment. ” — Christian Giroux, executive vice president, Eastern Canada, Fujitsu Canadavices from Fujitsu beyond what we had of the Fujitsu Innovation Center being I was able to present, I am not sure Ibeen doing as DMR over the last three a key element here to help us become would have been able to conclude thedecades.” a smarter city. The support I garnered first phase of this investment.” Giroux Giroux’s plan called for the Tokyo- here was linked to that concept.” says plans are getting under way tobased multinational IT equipment and Québec City is a close-knit com- replicate the Center at an undeterminedservices giant to invest $100 million munity, Giroux explains, and it rallied location in the U.S. and at a secondin the Québec unit, the first phase of behind the notion of Fujitsu establishing Canadian site.which was approved and announced in the Innovation Center there rather thanNovember 2011, involving a $20-million in another location. “When the com- Three Plants, One Factoryinvestment — $14 million from Fujitsu munity supports the project, it is very Meanwhile, IBM is expanding itsand $6 million from Québec’s Ministry significant. There is the support if the Québec footprint near its already sizableof Economic Development, Innovation universities, the business community, manufacturing campus in Bromont, eastand Exports. the mayor — they all supported this of Montreal. IBM, Teledyne DALSA The centerpiece of the first phase investment. The community welcomes Semiconductor, the University ofis the Fujitsu Innovation Center, a innovation and supports projects that Sherbrooke and the federal and Québeccollaborative space where business attract investment here. If the goal is to governments are the partners behindpartners and customers are invited to create added value in the community the C2MI (MiQro Innovation Collab-work with Fujitsu specialists to put new and more quality jobs, then the commu- orative Centre) research facility, also inideas into practice and build innovative nity will support you. Without the assets Bromont, that provides space for thesebusiness solutions. “The work there isdifferent from that of an R&D center,”says Giroux. “It starts where researchends. The work involves prototyping ordemonstrations.” Fujitsu estimates thatit will develop some 20 initiatives incooperation with about 10 partners in itsinnovation center by March 2014. The Fujitsu Innovation Center alsogives Québec City businesses accessto Fujitsu’s products and technologiesavailable worldwide, its experts’ know-how, especially in the area of cloud com-puting and green IT, the expertise of itsmajor global partners and collaboratorsand the capacity of its data centers andlaboratories, where it invests $2.7 billioneach year in R&D. “One of my goals isto connect to that and bring that here.The Fujitsu Innovation Center is ourlink to that so we can have a share,” saysGiroux.How did Québec Citywin the project? “At the end of the day, the boarddidn’t ask questions about the project,but rather about Québec City. I was sell-ing Québec City as the place for theirinvestment — that is my experience. The C2MI (MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre) research facility in the Bromont Science Park east of Montreal is where partners IBM, Teledyne DALSA SemiconductorThe Japanese are very keen on the no- and the University of Sherbrooke will work on developing future products for high-techtion of the smart city, communities that markets. The center features the very latest clean room (right photo inset) andare linked together. I presented the idea development laboratory (top photo inset) equipment. Photos by Marc Cramer, courtesy of IBM Canada66 MAY 2012 SITE SELECTION

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