Pasta maker Alegria takes over
The Alegria company is ready for the future with the buyer and new general manager Robert Larocque, who can be found on the left with Jocelyn Bolduc, production day laborer, Marie-Hélène Gagné, ceding owner and member of the new board of directors, Éric Daigneault, transferor owner and director of operations, as well as Arthur Laumonier, production and quality control supervisor.
Share October 5, 2020 Updated October 6, 2020 at 11:30 am Share Pasta maker Alegria is taking over
Jacynthe Nadeau La Tribune SHERBROOKE – The Alegria company from Stornoway, a leader in the artisanal pasta production, passes into the hands of a buyer and begins a new chapter.
Its founders and owners since 2008, Éric Daigneault and Marie-Hélène Gagné, ceded control to Robert Larocque on September 1.
Mr. Daigneault and Ms. Gagné nevertheless remain shareholders and remain involved in the management of the company in order to ensure a successful transition, they specify in a press release.
“Ensuring the sustainability of the company has always been our objective. Since we did not have family succession, we started a process with the Center de transfert d'entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) which lasted eight months. We had very specific criteria. “
The new general manager Robert Larocque was chosen because “he sees and believes in the full potential for growth and development of the company in order to ensure the sustainability of Alegria”, it adds.
“Our passion is common and I have many ideas for expansion to take Alegria to other heights”, assures Robert Larocque.
With financial support from Desjardins, Investissement Québec and the CLD de Brome-Missisquoi, Alegria plans to significantly increase its production capacity in order to better position itself in the Canadian retail market. This growth plan will allow the company to create new jobs, it says.
Alegria employs eight people at its Stornoway facility near Lac-Mégantic. Its products, numbering about thirty, are distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick.