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Nova Bus and NSE collaborate on new facility

Logistics provider and manufacturer to share space in new Saint Eustache, Quebec, business park


January 5, 2021
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MONTREAL – Nova Bus, a manufacturer of transit buses, and NSE Technical & Logistics Services, a third-party warehousing and provider, are collaborating the develop new facilities in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Eustache, Quebec.

The City of Saint-Eustache has developed a new business district, Innoparc Albatros, as a hub for innovation on Montreal’s North Shore. The two copmanies will share space when the facility is completed in the Fall of 2021.

Nova Bus, which is investing $9 million dollars, will occupy an 80,000 square foot space that it will use to develop new products.

NSE Technical & Logistics Services will occupy more than 135,000 square feet, where it will store and ship parts and equipment for major clients in the transportation sector such as Nova Bus.

“The partnership between Nova Bus and NSE is a strong example of the power of collaboration to drive innovation,” said Martin Larose, vice-president and general manager of Nova Bus.

“With the opening of this facility, we not only have greater control and focus on improving supply quality for our buses, but we continue to  invest in the future of zero emission transit solutions through the augmentation of innovation and infrastructure.”

“The proximity with Nova Bus lies at the heart of our decision to settle close to this important customer, combined with optimization objectives which will enable us to widen our offer of services, to ensure a better quality of supply and to propose to all our customers optimal “just-in-time” delivery solutions,” said Jean-François Paradis, business unit director at NSE Technical & Logistics Services.

This investment follows the recent announcement of the expansion of the Nova Bus plant in Saint-François-du-Lac and the lease of a space in Bécancour, Quebec.

Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group and makes electric buses and hybrid buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transport systems.

Based in Laval, Quebec, NSE Technical & Logistics Services is an affiliate company of DRAKKAR Aerospace and Ground Transportation.