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June 4, 2018

SolidCAD continues to solidify its presence in Québec with the acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM)

TORONTOJune 4, 2018 /CNW/ – SolidCAD, a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner and Canada’s premier technology solution and professional service provider, has announced today the strategic acquisition of Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM).

Headquartered in Montréal (Anjou), Québec, Le Groupe A&A (SIM) has been serving design and data management professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries for over nine years. Now a renowned Autodesk Partner, Le Groupe A&A (SIM) analyzes, recommends, and implements the best design (CAD) and data management processes available. This acquisition is an exciting step for SolidCAD as they actively pursue the growth of their team of professionals and increase their presence not only across Canada, but particularly in Québec to better cater the local market needs.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Le Groupe A&A’s Autodesk Division (SIM) to the SolidCAD team. This acquisition opens up a great opportunity to support and serve our entire Autodesk customer base throughout Québec,” said Michael Kugan, President of SolidCAD. “As a national leader in the field of professional services, it’s imperative for us to continue providing our clients with a higher level of support from our experts, as well as a broader range of customized services and product expertise. This addition to our extensive Autodesk solutions will give SolidCAD the ability to further develop our professional services team and position ourselves as a leader in the Canadian market.”

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Le Groupe A&A will continue to leverage its strong presence in the small and wide format industry, as well as in the 3D printing equipment and electronic document management solutions markets in Québec. “This announcement is part of a strategic decision to realign the company with a business model focused primarily on the technological integration of 2D/3D printing systems and electronic document management,” said Roch Contant, President and Chief Executive of Le Groupe A&A. “We chose Cansel/SolidCAD based on their significant national presence and their ability to solve the challenges pertaining to Autodesk’s new business model. Our clients will be able to work with a partner who benefits from a rich experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. As for Le Groupe A&A’s employees currently assigned to its Autodesk Division, they will join SolidCAD’s family and maintain the same great level of professionalism that has enabled them to serve the customer base we have built over the last nine years as an Autodesk Partner.”

About SolidCAD

For over 28 years SolidCAD has operated as one of the leading Autodesk Platinum Partners in Ontario. In 2015, Cansel merged its Ontario Autodesk business unit into SolidCAD. In 2017, SolidCAD and Cansel came together to form one national operation, newly branded as SolidCAD, a Cansel Company. SolidCAD specializes in technology that supports multiple industries including Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Civil Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Media & Entertainment. We are an Autodesk Authorized Training Center, employing the largest team of industry technology experts across Canada, in all time zones and both official languages. www.solidcad.ca

About Le Groupe A&A

Established in 1975, Le Groupe A&A ranks among Canada’s largest distributors of office equipment, including Konica Minolta multifunction copiers, KIP and HP wide format printers, as well as 3D printing systems. For over 20 years, Le Groupe A&A has developed through its EDM Division a team of professionals specialized in electronic document management. Strongly rooted in Québec, the company’s offices are located in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières. www.groupeaa.ca/en


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