TORONTO, CANADA – April 5, 2019 – Baylin Technologies Inc. (TSX: BYL) (the “Company” or “Baylin”), today announced the official grand opening of its Advantech Wireless Technologies (“Advantech”) Centre of Excellence in Kirkland, Quebec.
Representatives of Baylin’s Board of Directors, management team, shareholders, analysts and friends of the company converged on the Kirkland property April 2nd to cut the ribbon, officially opening the 66,000 sq. ft. facility. Numerous representatives from the Quebec government, Canadian Space Agency and post-secondary institutions were in attendance to celebrate with the Advantech work force.
In January 2018, Baylin purchased Advantech Wireless, a global provider of satellite communications solutions. In July 2018, Baylin purchased Advantech’s Kirkland based competitor, Alga Microwave. Since July the Baylin team has worked diligently with the two Quebec entities to consolidate the best of both operations into a new design and manufacturing Centre of Excellence located in Kirkland, Quebec.
Baylin has made a multi-million dollar investment in the R&D and manufacturing facility to ensure Advantech’s competitive edge as a leading global satellite communications specialist. The operation employs a workforce of over 200 including engineers, technicians, manufacturing specialists and support staff. The new facility is equipped with enhanced quality systems and utilizes advanced manufacturing processes. The building design optimizes operational efficiencies, ensures highest quality outputs and significantly reduces delivery lead-times.
Randy Dewey, Baylin’s President and CEO, was on hand to explain, “Advantech’s products and technologies are designed and manufactured in Quebec however 98% of its products are exported to international markets. Advantech’s solutions ensure that people around the world stay connected and informed using advanced terrestrial and satellite communication technologies. Advantech’s bold and original thinking produces innovative products designed to overcome daunting challenges in remote locations.”