Acquisition helps Quebec company fulfill growth plan in eastern Canada

May 15, 2017 By    

Groupe Filgo-Sonic, an energy distributor in Quebec, Canada, acquired the assets of Bell-Gaz ltée, a propane distributor in Quebec, and Compagnie du chemin de fer Lanaudière Inc.

Bell-Gaz ltée, based in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, is a family-owned company that supplies wholesale and retail propane to more than 18,000 customers and independent distributors. Groupe Filgo-Sonic also acquired Compagnie du chemin de fer Lanaudière, which was established by Bell-Gaz ltée in 1992. It ensures the transportation, storage and unloading of propane in the Lanaudière region.

Groupe Filgo-Sonic plans to get closer to its customers in the Lanaudière region and increase the value of its services through the acquisition. It also expects to benefit from the expertise of Bell-Gaz ltée’s team, the company says.

“We are proud to welcome the teams of Bell-Gaz ltée and Compagnie du chemin de fer Lanaudière Inc. with whom we share common values,” says Michel Lehoux, CEO of Groupe Filgo-Sonic. “We are two Quebec family businesses committed to providing the best services to our customers. This acquisition is part of Groupe Filgo-Sonic’s desire to become the largest energy distributor in eastern Canada and to be recognized as the gold standard for customer experience.”

Bell-Gaz ltée and Compagnie du chemin de fer Lanaudière will continue their operations, and contact points will remain the same, Groupe Filgo-Sonic adds. Groupe Filgo-Sonic anticipates adding jobs at Bell-Gaz ltée to diversify its activities.

Groupe Filgo-Sonic serves as a distributor of retail gasoline, diesel, heating oil, propane, lubricants and biomass. It operates 301 gas stations, 25 self-service supply centers and 24 business centers in Quebec.

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Megan Smalley was an associate editor at LP Gas magazine.

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