Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies Inc. Receives Financial Assistance from Government of Canada

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 31, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, announces that Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies Inc. has been granted $257,500 in repayable financial assistance. This support, awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program, will serve to help commercialize the Montréal firm's products on external markets.

Quick facts

  • Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies specializes in the manufacture of industrial water filtration systems. Nearly 2,500 Vortisand filters have been installed in more than 60 countries to date.
  • The company's project involves marketing the water filtration systems to Gulf Cooperation Council member countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates) as well as to Jordan.
  • Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies recently launched its new Vortisand H2F, a filter specially designed for high flow applications and perfectly suited to the major projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This filter is particularly effective in such applications as desalination, urban cooling systems and industrial water treatment in the petrochemical sector, as well as in commercial development, a segment that, alone, is estimated at over $2.8 billion according to
  • With nearly 85% of its production already going to export, Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies is positioning itself as an uncontested world leader in the global water treatment market.


"To ensure the Canadian economy stays competitive, our Government has pledged to do all it can to help enterprises that, like Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies, are developing products that are not only innovative, but that are also competitive on external markets."

Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

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Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies Web site

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Marie-Josee Paquette
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Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development