Let’s celebrate 95 years of passion!
Back in 1923, who would have thought that such a small sphagnum peat moss business would become an international company? Yet, this is Premier Tech’s success story. From two brothers to 4 500 team members, from Rivière-du-Loup to a worldwide presence, from horticulture/agriculture to wastewater treatment systems and designing and manufacturing of industrial equipment, Premier Tech has expanded and continues to do so in a remarkable way! Let’s celebrate 95 years of passion... and growth!
To know where we are going, we need to understand where we come from
Premier Tech’s story revolves around vision and stability. It all started in New York, in 1923, when the Meyer brothers founded Premier Peat Moss, a company specializing in the production and commercialization of sphagnum peat moss. In 1978, Bernard Bélanger, who then owned Tourbière Saint-Laurent, acquired Premier, his main client. Over the years, the company has continued to develop within its field of activity while using it as a springboard towards the diversified product and service portfolio it offers today. In 2018, Premier Tech stays the course, building for the last 95 years on the energy and passion of its multidisciplinary team and relying on both strategic acquisitions and sustained investments in Innovation, Research and Development.
From Rivière-du-Loup to a worldwide presence
Premier Tech, whose international head office is still today located in Rivière-du-Loup, has succeeded in establishing its presence in several countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With its diverse Business Units and passionate team members, Premier Tech has built in-depth know-how in its various key industries enabling it to expand around its three Groups: Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment and Environmental Technologies. Through the customer experience it has deployed, which includes the sale and servicing of innovative products, Premier Tech has been able to generate close to CA $500M in sales annually.
Success based on Innovation and a unique business Culture
Premier Tech’s spirit of Innovation, just like its long-term Vision, is a key element of its Culture, and is fully experienced and leveraged by its team members in some 27 countries! With their creativity and will to surpass themselves, they have allowed Premier Tech to achieve great results, and this, as much during growth economic cycles as within the more difficult and volatile recession contexts. This focus on a job well done – the reflection of a business Culture based on agility and rigour – has enabled Premier Tech to deploy its strategic plans and take up the several challenges it has faced over the years.
And this is only the beginning!
It is often said that the past guarantees the future. At Premier Tech, we aim to live up to that saying. The future looks more than bright considering the global economic trends, the positioning of the three business groups, and the sustained investments made in Innovation, in manufacturing excellence and in the training and development of its team members. Premier Tech’s prime objective is to continue to stand out through innovative products as well as unrivalled support and service, thanks to the talent and diversity of its teams.
Together, let's celebrate 95 years of passion!