Fenplast announced last week the acquisition of Solarcom, another Quebec-based manufacturer of custom aluminum fenestration products. The move comes months after the company established a minority stake in Solarcom, as well as also acquiring Terrebonne-based ADG Doors and Windows.

In April 2023, Sylvain Arbour, Fenplast’s corporate marketing director, told [DWM] while those acquisitions weren’t meant to increase the company’s geographic territory, additional capacity for aluminum door and window products was expected to provide access to additional markets. Concurrent to the acquisition of Solarcom, Fenplast also picked up Ramp-Art, a manufacturer of custom aluminum and glass railings. Officials said the acquisition was about “seizing a promising diversification opportunity.”

The move also expands the company’s reach, as Ramp-Art “has a well-established clientele outside Quebec, thus offering significant advantages for the Fenplast group in terms of market expansion,” a company announcement said. “Thanks to these strategic acquisitions, Fenplast is consolidating its position as a leader in the fenestration industry in Quebec,” the announcement added. “These new entities will strengthen Fenplast’s existing business and enable the company to provide an even wider range of superior products to its customers.”

Founded in 1997, Ramp-Art manufactures and installs high-end, custom-made aluminum and glass railings for buildings in the institutional, commercial and multi-unit residential sectors, with projects extending throughout Quebec and Ontario.

“With the addition of Ramp-Art, we are expanding our product offering and consolidating our position in the construction field, exploiting new market opportunities beyond our traditional activities,” said Jean Marchand, president of Fenplast. “In addition, the complete acquisition of Solarcom strengthens our expertise in the manufacture of custom aluminum fenestration products. We look forward to working with the talented teams at Ramp-Art and Solarcom to continue to provide excellent products and service to our customers.”

The administrative structures and personnel for Ramp-Art and Solarcom will remain in place to continue operations and support further growth, a company announcement said.

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