$3.7 billion to a Montérégie company to dress Canadian soldiers

All of the 160,000 Canadian soldiers will be completely dressed by a Montérégie company. Logistik Unicorp, based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, won the 20-year, $3.7 billion contract. An agreement described as historic.

All of the 160,000 Canadian soldiers will be completely dressed by a Montérégie company. Logistik Unicorp, based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, won the 20-year, $3.7 billion contract. An agreement described as historic.

This is the fourth partnership with National Defense for the Johannese company, which has been established on Grand Bernier North Road since 1993.

To the work and ceremonial uniforms of the Armed Forces already provided for several years, will be added combat and camouflage uniforms for all seasons as well as boots, gloves, badges, overalls, in addition to backpacks and sleeping bags, among others.

Adapted to each body type, the manufacturing will be 96% Canadian. First Nations will be involved. In particular, a pilot project has been underway for a year to obtain furs directly from Aboriginal trappers.

This agreement will ensure the maintenance of 3,000 jobs across the country in the textile, clothing and footwear sector, including some 300 in Saint-Jean.

At the head office, we find textile engineers, designers, pattern makers and seamstresses who work in departments such as research and development, design, sampling, quality assurance as well as inventory and distribution management. . Experts in automation and artificial intelligence are complementary in order to improve processes.

After needs assessment, new positions could be created. A transition period of one year with the current procurement system is planned.

Centralization

The advantage will be that everything will now be centralized, which will allow the military to obtain all the elements of the uniforms in the same place and online thanks to a transactional platform. Items can also be delivered directly to them.

“Before, it was necessary to have several contracts, with several suppliers for each item. It will be more efficient to have only one. This ensures that our soldiers, sailors and air personnel have the operational clothing they need, when they need it. We will be able to keep a full range of quality clothing in our warehouse.” – Anita Anand, Minister of Defense

However, it will be necessary to put humans in these uniforms, while the Canadian army is struggling to recruit. In particular, there are problems for deployments abroad and even for current operations on Canadian soil, due to a lack of personnel.

Ms. Anand said she was well aware of these shortages of military manpower, specifying that Ottawa is putting in place measures to attract personnel.

“In the short term, for example, we have maximized the staffing of recruiting centers and training schools, in addition to accelerating basic training. In the long term, we are continuing our work to build an institution where everyone feels safe, protected and respected and can reach their full potential,” said the minister, referring to the difficulties the army has experienced in resolving the sexual misconduct issues within its ranks.

However, she refuses to believe that the younger generations shun a military career, considering that the opportunities are numerous, especially after the pandemic, especially with the possibilities of working anywhere in the world.

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$3.7 billion to a Montérégie company to dress Canadian soldiers


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