History - 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

Machining and welding departments created (1998).

Design and manufacturing departments created (2005).

  • A revolutionary process

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

  • 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

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

Carbidewall™ technology first exported internationally (2022).