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October 2017

Connectair, a new innovative product from Convectair...

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Welcome to the era of connected objects

Connectair, a new innovative product from Convectair, is a digital device that uses an open, scalable and secure ecosystem that simply manages connected objects in homes.

Sainte-Thérèse, October 5, 2017 - Convectair, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance electric heating sytem installed in Québec for more than 30 years, officially introduced its latest product: Connectair.

The optimal solution to control all your environments and simplify your life.

Connectair is a digital device consisting of a wall controller and an interface to connect any device using the Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus communication protocol in the user's home and centralize management. Open, safe and scalable, Connectair's ecosystem includes elements such as heating, lighting, door locks, shutters and water valves, as well as security items to improve quality of life. Thanks to its cloud capabilities, Connectair adapts and evolves constantly to stay on the leading edge.

Through a simple and intuitive platform, users can remotely control their devices at any time and create usage scenarios. The scenarios allow the user to personalize the activity of the many elements that affect his comfort. The Connectair platform is accessed as much by smart phone, tablet, computer and wall control screen. A system of notifications allows the user to stay up to date on the activity taking place in the dwelling, in real time.

A new step towards energy sobriety

Connectair is part of Convectair's long-term vision of energy sobriety. Thanks to its ability to centralize the management of its home, Connectair allows its users to better manage and reduce their energy consumption while maintaining the same level of comfort.

"Connectair is a significant addition to our line and represents our desire to broaden our sphere of action on comfort in the home and our effort to work towards energy sobriety. As a company, we seek to offer our clients the opportunity to influence their well-being in their homes and living environment, "said Bernard Pitre, P.-D. G. de Convectair.

Successful collaboration

Connectair is the result of the collaboration of the Center of Expertise and Training of Convectair, inaugurated in 2016, and the company 2KLIC, specialized in the Internet of Objects.

This official unveiling at the Maison des Arts in Laval was attended by Madame Catherine Feuillet, Console General of France in Montreal and dignitaries of the Muller Group, who came expressly from France as well as the main leaders of the electrical industry Canada, building, energy efficiency, representatives of educational institutions and other dignitaries. More than 180 people attended a memorable evening launch.

At Convectair, the future is promising.

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Convectair is a manufacturer of high-quality esthetic electric heaters established in Quebec since 1983. Our goal is to improve the comfort of our customers by offering safe and efficient heating appliances in terms of energy efficiency. To learn more about Convectair, please visit our website: convectair.ca.

Etienne Bolze
Marketing and Communications Manager
450 433-5701 * 225
[email protected]



 

August 2017

A new member in our sales team (Ontario)

Here we grow again!


Convectair is proud to announce M. Auger Sales Agency Inc. as its new sales representative for Northern Ontario, effective immediately.


Continuously committed to excellence, Convectair, Canada's premier supplier of High End, High Quality, electric heating products has announced the following addition to its sales organization.

Mr. Michel Roy, V.P. Sales & Business development for Convectair is pleased to announce the appointment of M. Auger Sales Agency Inc. as its sales representative for Northern Ontario effective immediately.


M. Auger Sales Agency Inc., led by Mr. Mike Auger, will be responsible for implementing and managing Convectair's business plan through selective electrical distribution within the Northern Ontario territory. Mike brings more than 25 years of electrical industry experience with major retail and distribution outlets complemented by a strong tenure in the Sales Agency business.

M. Auger Sale's key focus will be on developing end-user product awareness while building strong business relationships with contractors and developers.


Mike may be reached at :


 (705) 918-2655    or  [email protected]


Convectair, prides itself in celebrating more than 30 years of continuous presence in the North American marketplace. Convectair is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Muller Group of Paris (France), with more than 1500 employees, 6 manufacturing plants and 5 research & development centres throughout Europe, as well as a state-of-the-art centre for expertise and training in Montréal, Québec.


The future is promising!


Should you have any questions, please contact...

Michel Roy, V.P. Sales & Business Dev.    or

Roman Kicak, Regional Sales Manager (Western Canada)

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February 2017

Convectair donates heating equipment to Habitat for Humanity Québec.

February 7th, 2017


PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Sainte-Thérèse, February 7th, 2017 - Convectair is proud to announce its partnership with Habitat for Humanity Québec (HHQ).  Habitat for Humanity Québec, in partnership with the New Frontiers and the Châteauguay Valley Career Education Center, will build two semi-detached houses in Ormstown (QC) in 2017. These homes equipped with Convectair heating units are designed to be sold in the summer of 2017, with no down payment and no interest to low-income families in the region.


It was in fall of 2016 that Convectair signed this agreement with Habitat for Humanity Québec in order to donate these devices and support them in their project to build affordable homes, a method perceived by Habitat for Humanity Québec as a way to end the cycle of poverty.

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Convectair is a high-quality manufacturer of electric heaters established in Quebec since 1983. Our goal is to improve the comfort of our customers by offering safe, efficient and comfortable heaters, both in terms of energy efficiency and aesthetics. To learn more about Convectair, please visit our website: convectair.ca

Étienne Bolze
Marketing & Communications Manager

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January 2017

A new member in our sales team (BC)

Here we grow again !

Convectair is proud to announce Canwest as its new sales representative for British Columbia effective immediately.

 
Continuously committed to excellence, Convectair, Canada's premier supplier of High End, High Quality, electric heating products has announced the following addition to its sales organization.

 

Mr. Michel Roy, V.P. Sales & Business development for Convectair is pleased to announce the appointment of Canwest Agency as its sales representative for British Columbia effective Monday, January 2, 2017.
 
Canwest Agency, led by Mr. Brian Vulcano, will be responsible for implementing and managing Convectair's business plan through selective electrical distribution within British Columbia. Brian brings more than 20 years of electrical industry experience with major electrical equipment manufactures and distributors.
 
Canwest's key focus will be on developing end-user product awareness while building strong business relationships with contractors and developers.

Brian may be reached at :




 
Convectair, prides itself in celebrating more than 30 years of continuous presence in the North American marketplace. Convectair  is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Muller Group of Paris (France), with more than 1500 employees, 6 manufacturing plants and 5 research & development centres throughout Europe, as well as a state-of-the-art centre for expertise and training in Montréal, Québec.

The future is promising !


Should you have any questions, please contact
Michel Roy, V.P. Sales & Business Dev.  or 
Roman Kicak, Regional Sales Mgr. (Western Canada)

2016

December - Opening hours for the Holidays

Please note that our offices will be closed for the holiday season from December 26 to January 2nd, 2017 inclusively. Our operations will resume on January 3rd, 2017.

Any email that will be sent to us during this period will only be processed upon our return, either on January 3rd, 2017.

Online orders placed on our website will be processed as follows: orders placed on December 28, or before, will be processed on December 28 and December 29, 2016. Orders placed after December 28 will be processed on January 3rd, 2017.

Convectair team wishes you a very warm and happy holidays!

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August - New price list... effective now!

August 15th, 2016

We have a new price list... effective today !

Consult it now !

 

June - Convectair inaugurates its centre for expertise and training focusing on energy conservation, a 3-million dollar investment

Located in Sainte-Thérèse, the new facility, featuring cutting-edge technology, will greatly contribute to the development of energy sobriety.

Montreal, June 21st, 2016 – On June 15th, Convectair, a manufacturer and distributor of high- performance electric heaters installed in Québec, announced the opening of its unique Centre for expertise and training, focusing on the optimization and development of energy conservation technologies.

Convectair’s Centre for expertise and training acts as a liaison between the housing and heating industries. Located at Convectair’s headquarters in Sainte Thérèse, Québec, the Centre became a reality following Muller Group’s private investment of 3 million dollars.

According to Convectair’s President and CEO, Bernard Pitre, the Centre was created to develop and promote technologies and the best innovative practices to fulfill our commitments on climate change, particularly those relating to the Paris agreement of 2015, which established a global action plan to limit worldwide temperature increases to below 2°C.

"Convectair’s Centre for expertise and training’s objective is to create a research and development hub for the democratization of energy conservation best practices, both within the industry and among consumers," says Mr. Pitre. "The Centre will not only contribute to reinventing the way in which Quebecers heat their homes, through introducing technologies that are optimized to maximize energy efficiency, but we also hope that it will help create greater awareness about the changes we need to make as a society.''

 

The only Centre of its kind

The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art testing and training areas that take into account the technical, climatic and cultural needs unique to Québec, such as:


•    The Vortex, a fluid mechanics chamber, which allows you to view, in real time, the movement of heat in a restricted area, in order to compare the effectiveness of heating appliances;


•    The KLIMAT-37.5oC, a bi-climatic chamber equipped with a sophisticated refrigeration system that enables you to simulate, up to – 37.5°C, the extreme temperatures of Northern Québec. This chamber enables standardized testing to scientifically establish efficiency measures for Québec’s climatic context;


•    A multi-purpose laboratory for testing equipment and prototypes.


Training at the core of our concerns

Through partnerships with teachers at Dawson College and Collège Lionel-Groulx, the Centre will provide unique training and certification opportunities to current and future industry professionals, including architects, engineers and electricians. As early as Summer of 2016, over 500 building and construction specialists will receive training on how to best install energy efficient heating appliances, and on the overall importance of energy efficient facilities. Starting in September of 2016, the Centre will provide specialized training to engineers and architects, to enable them to meet their continuing education requirements.


The Centre’s design incorporates Muller Group’s best practices, as Convectair’s parent company, whose headquarters are in Paris, France. Muller Group has already established five centres of excellence on energy efficiency in France, which will be working in symbiosis and real time, through interactive communication systems, with the facilities in Sainte-Thérèse.

A close collaboration between Québec and France

Ms. Christine St-Pierre, Québec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, congratulated Convectair and Muller Group for investing in research on climate change in Québec.
"Thanks to Convectair’s investment in creating this innovative research Centre, the Laurentians region of Québec will become a centre of excellence in the fight against climate change," states Ms. St-Pierre. "In addition, by adopting Muller Group’s best practices, which have long promoted energy sobriety, Convectair’s Centre for expertise and training also demonstrates the benefits of a successful collaboration between Québec and France."
Convectair’s Centre for expertise and training was officially inaugurated at a ceremony held on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, with over 100 guests, including several dignitaries.

At Convectair, the future is promising!

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March - Electric Heat: The cleanest form of heating for your home!

Discover the “Five Shades of Green” that offer the Electric heat systems.


1. Electric heat solutions are 100% energy efficient—all of the energy taken in by the heater is converted into heat.

2. Electric heat systems use electricity to operate—there is no need for natural gas or fossil fuels. With the electrical system shifting to support carbon-free and alternative energy sources (solar, wind, hydro), Canadians now have more choices than ever to reduce their carbon footprint.

3. Energy Savings - Electric heat systems use zone heating, which means you only heat the space you need when it is being used. Zone heating can produce energy savings of more than 20% compared to heating both occupied and unoccupied areas of your house.

4. Clean, Safe & Carbon-free. The solutions produce zero combustion products in the home so they are completely safe—this means, no carbon monoxide, odours, fumes, smoke, exhaust or noise.

5. Flexible & Reliable. The products can be easily configured with programmable and non-programmable electronic thermostats, allowing you to control the temperature in each room for every hour of every day. The electric heat systems also have robust design and the heating elements that typically have a lifespan of over 25 years.

There has never been a better time to make the switch to "greener" heating solution!

Read the full article on Electro-Federation Canada's website :
http://www.electrofed.com/heating-your-home/

January - Best wishes !

At the beginning of this new year, the Convectair team wishes you the best for 2016!  Hope this year brings you happiness, success in all your projects and that all your dreams come true.

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2015

November : Convectair wins a Boomerang Award for its online sales site

November 30, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Convectair is proud to announce that we just won a Boomerang Prize in the site or transactional application category – SME category on November 26.  Convectair is the first player in the electrical industry to win a prize at the prestigious competition in digital creations.

Following a desire to explore new markets and provide multiple purchasing options to its customers, Convectair launched on June 15 its transactional module on its new website, which was inaugurated on April 1, 2015.

Among the first transactional sites in the Canadian electrical industry, this site built with a goal of flexibility, convenience and ease of navigation & control, allows buyers to order a heating appliance online, to have it delivered quickly and automatically receive a list of installers closest to them. It is by combining the traditional with the new technologies that we believe we can offer our customers several purchasing options to meet their needs.

Customers can also create an account in which relevant information such as invoices, shipping status and power calculations (tool for calculating the power of device required) can be recorded and viewed at any time.

"This e-commerce platform is part of a wider program of Convectair to propel hitself, with its wholesalers and other trading partners, in modern practices; and align ourself on the unavoidable trends that shape our world.” said Bernard Pitre, President - CEO of Convectair.

The annually organized Boomerang Competition by the Editions Infopresse, brings together all the creations of the interactive communications industry, new technologies and digital industry in the broad sense in Quebec.

The agency responsible for the realization of the web site is Akufen.

November : Convectair won the 2015 EFC Award for its e-commerce website

The Prize

At the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) “Future Forum”, held on November 4th at the Pearson Convention Center, twelve organizations were presented with EFC’s Annual Marketing Awards. This is the second year for this awards program and recognizes EFC member organizations demonstrating marketing excellence and innovation within the Canadian electrical manufacturing and distribution industry. Convectair won an award in the « Click and Order » category.


The website


On June 15th, Convectair launched the e-commerce portion of its new website, previously inaugurated on April 1st, 2015. Born out of a desire to explore new markets, increase sales and offer flexibility to our customers, Convectair built a B2C multichannel system. While supporting our traditional market and business partners, it is complemented with modern practices, to build a synergistic system and innovative platform.


Among the first in the industry, this website built with flexibility and convenience in mind, enables prospective buyers to purchase a heater online, have it quickly delivered, and automatically receive a list of the installers closest to them. Clients can also create an account in which relevant information such as invoices, shipping status and wattage calculations can be stored and consulted at any time.


Throughout the creation of this e-commerce platform, great focus was placed on design and ease of purchasing procedure navigation, in order to make the whole process as smooth and pleasant as possible for our clientele, and provide a great customer experience. Through sales results and positive feedback from customers, we affirm that we are moving in the right direction—towards a newer and stronger traditional market.

This e-commerce platform is part of Convectair’s larger initiative to propel itself, along with its wholesalers and other business partners, into modern-day practices; and align itself with the inevitable trends currently shaping our world, which we believe will strengthen our traditional market. We thank EFC, its members and the judges for their support and recognition in this fantastic adventure.” - Bernard Pitre, Chief Executive Officer

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November : Gala des Émilie 2015, the event allows raising and outstanding amount of $725,000

PRESS RELEASE

Montreal, Wednesday October 21st, 2015 –

The “Gala des Emilie 2015” of the Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Foundation, held under the co-chairmanship of honour of the president of Guillevin International, Robert J. Bouchard and Bernard Pitre, the CEO of Convectair, allowed cumulating the impressive amount of $725,000.

Supported by all partners of the evening and the partners in title; Energy Valero and RBC Royal Bank partners, the co-chairmen, through their commitment, are supporting priority projects of the hospital, its specialities, ultra-specialities, research and education.

It is under the theme of “Sacrée-Soirée” which was inspired by the “Sacrée-Campagne”, that this major event for the Foundation was held. This social campaign helped presenting areas of excellence that make the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal an important link in the Québec health network and an important asset for the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district, but also for the Laurentian, Laval, Lanaudière and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions.

"Know that it is rewarding for us to join a prestigious institution and a “Sacrée-Équipe” as one of the “Sacré-Coeur”. Our employees, for many residents of the North Shore, use the services of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal when their health status requires more specialized care. Thank you for treating us with so much energy", said the CEO of Convectair in the early evening, a company located in Sainte-Thérèse, on the north shore.

"Guillevin International has been providing for several years a diligent contribution to the “Gala des Emilie” and at the annual foundation golf open. We are very honoured to join once more this large hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal for research and education", said the president of Guillevin International, Mr. Robert J. Bouchard.
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS WELL DESERVED

A pulmonologist internationally recognized for his expertise in asthma in the workplace, Dr André Cartier and an occupational therapist at the pavilion Albert Prévost of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Mr. Pierre Fortier, received tributes during the evening for their outstanding career and their dedication to the establishment.

Since 1976, the Foundation actively supports the hospital in the objective of staying ahead in the following strategic areas: trauma (acute and critical care), cardiovascular health, respiratory health, mental health. It also supports these two leading sectors: tertiary orthopedics and minimally invasive bariatric surgery.


Picture legend check remittance:
We can see on this picture our master of ceremony, the comedian Jean l'Italien, the President of the Council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists, Dre Vicky Soulière, the co-chairman of honor of the evening, Mr. Bernard Pitre, the president of the organizing committee, Mr. Mario Deschamps, the other co-chairman of honor of the evening, Mr. Robert J. Bouchard, Deputy President-Director of the CIUSSS of North of the Montreal Island, Mr. Frédéric Abergel and President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, Mr. Michel Bourgeois.


Informations:

Mrs. Marie Grenon, Director of communications

Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal Foundation

Phone: 514-338-2303 # 5

Source: http://www.fondationhscm.org/news/view/id:198/lang:fre

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November: A scholarship recipient retained for an applied PhD

Convectair is very proud to announce that Jérémie Léger is our 2015 recipient of the $3,500 Convectair Scholarship in Sustainable Development.

As a growing company with a focus on long-term growth, it is paramount for us to attract, retain and encourage young talent in all fields” said Bernard Pitre, CEO of Convectair.  It’s quite a sight to see these young brilliant minds at work” he later mentioned.

Following the great input of Jérémie’s previous work with Convectair right after his graduation from his master’s degree in 2015, Convectair has decided to accept his applied PhD proposal focused on thermal comfort of electrical heating systems. Jérémie will be working with Convectair for the next four years.

We are very proud to have Jérémie with us for the next few years and wish him the best of luck” said Bernard Pitre. “I am very happy to work with Convectair and really look forward to the development of new technologies in the objective of increasing Canadian household comfort. I would also like to thank EFC for the creation of this forward-thinking program aimed at helping students” said Jérémie Léger at Convectair’s facilities.

 Jérémie Léger finished his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in 2015. Jérémie has since worked with Convectair on the development of several in-house projects which continually help Convectair to inline itself towards energy efficiency. 

Pictured left is Jérémie Léger, Convectair’s scholarship recipient, next to Bernard Pitre, CEO of Convectair.

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September : Convectair, partner of the Gala des Émilie

Convectair is a proud partner of the Gala des Émilie of the Sacré-Coeur of Montreal hospital foundation that will be held on October 20th in Laval, Quebec.  

A cause that is close to our heart !

http://www.fhscm.org/gala-des-emilie/

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April : Convectair received a prize for their new Opera products at 2015 MCEE show.

MCEE trade show

Convectair is proud to announce that its Opera 17 and Opera 12 units received the prize of the contest on new products (" Residential or commercial applications electrical products" category ) at MCEE trade show, held in Montreal last April.

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2014

Two mentions for Convectair at 2014 Contech show

november 2014

Contech trade show

Convectair has won two awards for its Opera 17 and Opera 12, at the Contech show in November 2014.  A mention in "Technologies and innovative residential products" category and a jury distinction in "energy efficiency for residential products" category.

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Convectair - winner of 1st Canada EFC marketing contest

April 2014

Electro-Federation Canada


Convectair has won the first edition of the EFC Canada marketing contest in the "Customer Event & Trade Show" category  for its designer program and especially for its successful private view event, held on April 23, 2014 at the art gallery "Galerie Blanche" in Montreal.

See pictures here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.927297010624310.1073741833.159374250749927&type=3


source: http://www.iprint169.com/infoelectro/InfoElectroFallAutomne2014/#13/z

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