POITRAS: Unique in North America
We always aim higher – it’s in our DNA
Founded in 1920, POITRAS stands out because of its unique expertise in automotive parts manufacturing in the North American market. We’re constantly optimizing our manufacturing, finishing and delivery processes, which have helped forge our solid reputation.
At POITRAS, every person, regardless of their position, knows they’re important and have a very specific role to play in propelling our company even further.
POITRAS has invested more than 35 million dollars in modernization, acquisition, improvement, automation and development for 25 years. Our facility’s total floor space is now 5 times larger than its initial size (from 20,255 sq. ft. to 102,124 sq. ft.).
In order to remain a world-class manufacturer and to provide seamless service, POITRAS continues to implement limitless technological innovation. Our focus is absolute precision and ensuring a job well done by passionate and competent people.
POITRAS is a world-class manufacturer of automotive power transmission components. We combine our expertise and our product quality and reliability with cutting-edge technologies, a philosophy of continuous improvement and investment in human capital.
Passion is our attachment to our products and our company, as well as our desire to learn and push our limits on a daily basis.
We attach great importance to respecting our products, methods, procedures and work equipment, but also to promoting the ideas of others and establishing and fostering mutual trust between management and employees.
At POITRAS, every one of us is accountable for our actions and the work we must do, because we all have a significant role to play in the company’s success.
Team spirit is reflected in our people’s complementarity and the interdependence of our work teams. It’s also two-way and transparent communication, which enables our employees to help each other and become fully involved in the company.
POITRAS: Constantly evolving since 1920
The company moves to its current location in L'Islet.
The cupola furnaces are replaced by two induction furnaces (electrical energy).
On November 26, 1980, Fonderie Poitras was officially founded.
The first DISAMATIC (high-performance molding machine) is installed.
Claude Massé takes control of the company, invests more than 10 million dollars into plant modernization, and steers work activities toward the automotive industry.
The company obtains ISO 9002 certification for the quality of its management system.
Electric induction furnaces 3 and 4 come into operation.
The company expands to facilitate the arrival of a new DISAMATIC high-performance molding machine.
The company expands the raw materials warehouse.
Fonderie Poitras continues its momentum with ISO/TS16949 certification for the quality of its system and acquires the first LAEMPE core machine.
A second LAEMPE machine becomes operational, and the furnaces are modernized through the addition of a new electric induction oven.
POITRAS decides to dedicate its production to small foundry parts for the automotive industry.
Another electric induction furnace comes into operation at the POITRAS factory.
A production management system (VORNE) is implemented. Two robotic cells are installed in the finishing department. ISO/TS 16949 certification becomes IAFT 16949:2016.
POITRAS increases the power of its furnaces, installs a third robotic cell in finishing and carries out its first international recruitment mission.
Still in innovation mode, POITRAS inaugurates a third DISAMATIC molding line and carries out a second international recruitment mission.
POITRAS modernizes the electrical system of furnaces 3 and 4, and adds a fifth robotic cell in the finishing department and an automated system for alloy dosing in the preparation department.
POITRAS modernizes the electrical system of furnaces 1 and 2 as well as DISAMATIC #2 by replacing it with the DISAMATIC 131-A. The company also carries out a third international recruitment mission.