MONTREAL — In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Station 22, one of Quebec’s largest producers, distributors and bottlers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, has installed two new pieces of equipment at its Montreal plant, representing a $6-million investment. The pasteurization tunnel eliminates the use of preservatives during the bottling process and a high-speed production line meets the growing demand for canned containers.
“This is a bit like a gift to ourselves to mark our 100th birthday,” says François Malenfant, president of Station 22. “These two new pieces of equipment are the latest milestones in the company’s history, which has been marked by many milestones and product launches that have been appreciated by Quebec consumers. We are the ones behind the famous Sortilège whisky, one of Quebec’s first ‘home-grown’ alcoholic beverages. We also launched one of the first gin-based ready-to-drink beverages, the Seventh Heaven line, which is always one of the top-five best-selling ready-to-drink beverages at the SAQ. With this investment and the support of our dedicated team, we will continue serving our customers with expertise and a human approach for the next 100 years.”