History - Groupe Sabec

The history

The beginning - Groupe Sabec

The beginning

Atelier d’affûtage du Saguenay founded by Marc Lavoie (1974).

Atelier d'affûtage du Saguenay incorporated (1976).

Current building at 1321 rue de la Manic constructed (1984).

Operational diversification - Groupe Sabec

Operational diversification

Machining and welding departments created (1998).

Design and manufacturing departments created (2005).

A revolutionary process - Groupe Sabec

A revolutionary process

Groupe Sabec’s design team develops the CarbideWall™ coating process for aluminum smelters (2008)

A new era - Groupe Sabec

A new era

Company bought out by the founder’s son, Éric Lavoie (2010).

Atelier d’affûtage du Saguenay becomes Groupe Sabec (2012).

Turning to the future - Groupe Sabec

Turning to the future

To push the vision even further, Groupe Sabec develops an ambitious growth plan (2020).

Carbidewall™ technology first exported internationally (2022).

Sabec changes hands - Groupe Sabec

Sabec changes hands

A group of employees becomes the owner and manager of Sabec (2023)