Lévis, June 14, 2012 – Creaform, leader in 3D portable measurement technologies and 3D engineering services, is proud to be associated with the 8th edition of the Transat Québec-Saint-Malo as official partner of the Défi Saint-Malo Agglo trimaran. The company will be represented on board by Charles Mony, founding president and CTO, whom will be racing the transat for the second time. Charles has sailed more than 30,000 nautical miles over the last years.
“Just like business, offshore racing requires a mix of innovation, passion and determination, and these values are at the very core of Creaform’s success, explained Mony. By joining this international adventure as the official partner of the Défi Saint-Malo Agglo, Creaform reiterates its determination to conquer the world markets and shows how strongly we feel about the importance of chasing one’s dreams and live one’s passions.”
The Défi Saint-Malo Agglo 60-foot trimaran sailboat has been crafted for offshore racing and is classified under the Formula 1 category. It will take the start of the transat Québec-Saint-Malo with Gilles Lamiré onboard, a professional skipper with a wide maritime experience. The crews should cover the 5287 km (2950 nautical miles) in just over a week.
This mobilizing project also has a humanitarian dimension to it: a commitment has been made with ONE DROP to raise funds towards the public and partners to support the organization’s numerous initiatives to fight poverty by ensuring access to water to the most disadvantaged populations in the world. ONE DROP undertakes innovative and integrated water projects as well as educational, artistic and engaging mobilization and awareness activities on an international level, in which water plays a central role as a creative force to generate positive, sustainable change worldwide.
The Défi Saint-Malo Agglo sail boat has the chance to count other Québec flagships among its partners: Premiertech, Leonard and Desjardins.
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development and simulation. Its products and services are intended for industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, health care, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation and research & education.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, along with the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM and the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners. The company also offers an intuitive photogrammetry device: the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system.
The company employs more than 300 people worldwide, and has offices in Lévis, Montréal, the United States, France, Germany, China, India and Japan. The company’s head office and Quebec-based offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO certified.
About ONE DROP
ONE DROP—an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®—is an international non-governmental organization established in Canada, in 2007. ONE DROP fights poverty by supporting access to water and raising individual and community awareness of the need to mobilize so that safe water is accessible to all, in sufficient quantity, today and tomorrow. With its uniquely artistic approach, ONE DROP educates and implements site-specific safe water solutions while allocating microfinance loans to help ensure sustainable development. Worldwide, ONE DROP’s ongoing creative projects also raise awareness about water-related issues and encourage smarter water practices. In the U.S., ONE DROP is a public charity that undertakes innovative activities in which water plays a central role as a creative force to generate positive, sustainable change worldwide. To learn more and contribute to the fund raising campaign, visit https://donner.onedrop.org/st-malo.