Aluminum Cluster

Mapping

The mapping of the aluminium processing industry commissioned by AluQuébec illustrates this industry's dynamic presence in several markets across the province of Québec. Aluminium is central to the activities of over 1400 manufacturers and suppliers who either process it or use it in their products to take advantage of its incomparable properties.

Québec service providers

  • 3 aluminium smelters
  • 1409 processing companies
  • 923 OEMs
  • 684 suppliers
  • 76 equipment suppliers
  • 132 recyclers
  • 8 centres of research, development and training

Are you looking for a supplier of processed aluminium or an equipment supplier specialized in aluminium production or processing? What about a research or training centre that can develop innovative solutions or train your staff in the use of aluminium? Or an aluminium distributor or recycler?

Thanks to its mapping exercise, AluQuébec can direct you to a company that can meet your specific needs. Contact us: We'll consult our database using your criteria to identify the company best suited to provide assistance.

A wide-ranging cluster

The mapping exercise commissioned by AluQuébec from the Trans-Al Network clearly depicts the Québec aluminium processing industry, showing that suppliers and users of aluminium operate across the entire province. This map also illustrates the concentration of major OEMs in Greater Montréal.

Geographical distribution of the 1409 processing companies inventoried by AluQuébec's mapping of the Québec aluminium processing industry.

Equipment suppliers

With numerous aluminium smelters operating in Québec since 1901, the province has developed an industry that specializes in producing equipment specifically for primary aluminium production and processing. AluQuébec's map includes 76 such equipment suppliers, 46 of which are located in the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean region. Their expertise is recognized around the world.

  • Equipment suppliers active in primary aluminium production: 53
  • Equipment suppliers active in aluminium processing: 43

Markets

The companies inventoried in AluQuébec's map are active in six major markets, primary and semi-finished products, and recycling. Equipment suppliers make up the last segment in the chart.

The biggest aluminium markets are construction, equipment and machinery, and transportation.

Areas in which the 1409 companies inventoried by AluQuébec's aluminium processing industry map are active.

Primary markets Manufacturers Suppliers Total
Construction 416 77 470
Equipment / Machinery 205 266 433
Transportation 170 239 388
Consumer goods 148 68 208
Energy 45 62 104
Packaging 3 4 7

Sub-markets

These markets are divided, in turn, into 33 sub-markets representing a total of 335 products that are manufactured, either in whole or in part, out of aluminium.

Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Siding and architectural products
  • Doors and windows
Equipment / Machinery
  • Medical and pharmaceutical
  • Food
  • Farming
  • Metallurgy
  • Wood and forestry
  • Defence and military
  • Industrial
Transportation
  • Aerospace and aeronautics
  • Rail
  • Maritime
  • Ground
Energy
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Fossil fuels
  • Nuclear power
  • Wind energy
  • Tidal power
  • Solar energy
  • Distribution and transmission
Consumer goods
  • Sports
  • Recreation
  • Furnishings
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Other
Packaging
  • Packaging
Equipment suppliers
  • Primary aluminium production
  • Aluminium processing
Other
  • Primary products
  • Semi-finished products
  • Recycling

Contact AluQuébec to find out which businesses in the Québec Aluminium Industrial Cluster can supply the specific product you’re looking for.