Canadian Plastics

Quebec molder Exo-s buys Plastiques Moore

Located in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Que., Plastiques Moore specializes in molding parts for the medical sector.

February 2, 2022   Canadian Plastics

The Plastiques Moore shop floor. Photo Credit: Exo-s/Desjardins Capital

Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts and consumer goods molder Exo-s has acquired injection molder Plastiques Moore, which is headquartered in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Que., for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction has been entirely financed by Desjardins Capital, which has been the majority shareholder of Exo-s since 2012.

Plastiques Moore employs more than 110 employees working in facilities of nearly 80,000 square feet. The firm is a supplier to the Public Health Agency of Canada, and is said to be the only plastic injection company in Quebec to have three ISO-8 cleanrooms dedicated to the manufacture of parts for the medical sector.

In a Feb. 2 news release, Exo-s officials said the deal will offer “significant growth opportunities in the medical, industrial, mining, military, and household appliance markets”, and will also allow it to expand its range of processes.

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“The acquisition of Plastiques Moore is a strategic transaction that will allow Exo-s to increase its expertise and diversify its markets in North America,” said Exo-s president and CEO Emmanuel Duchesne.

“Exo-s is without a doubt the best possible partner because it is a Quebec company that cares about its employees and for whom social involvement within its community is important,” said Marie-Claude Guillemette, president of Plastiques Moore. “It will allow [us] to continue [our] accelerated growth by keeping the current team in Saint-Damien.”

Plastiques Moore was founded in 1991 by Marie-Claude Guillemette and Judith Moore. In addition to its facilities in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, it has a sales office in Windsor, Ont., and a manufacturing plant in Monterey, Mexico.

Exo-s has molding plants in Richmond, Que., Coldwater, Mich., Howe, Ind., and Querétaro, Mexico.


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