La Coop fédérée announces a partnership with Bouthillier-Rioux
Montréal – Monday, October 7, 2013 - La Coop fédérée, the largest agri-food organization in Québec, and Bouthillier-Rioux, a family business specializing in the delivery of heating oil and diesel on the Island of Montréal and surrounding areas, announced today that they are joining forces together.
"Thanks to this partnership with Bouthillier-Rioux and its more than 85 years of expertise, we will be consolidating our presence in the Greater Montréal area. Our respective enterprises share the same attention to quality and local service", says François Dupont, General Manager of the Sonic Energy sector at La Coop fédérée.
"We are very pleased to join with La Coop fédérée. This partnership will allow us to not only enlarge the range of services that we can provide to our clients, but also to join with a qualified team from a well-known cooperative enterprise, which can only bode well", added Sylvain Vaillancourt, owner of Bouthillier-Rioux.
Bouthillier-Rioux will therefore become a brand name for La Coop fédérée and will be operated by the Sonic Energy sector of the cooperative.
About La Coop fédérée
Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is the most important agri-food organization in Quebec and ranks amongst the 100 largest cooperatives and mutual societies in the world, across all sectors. It is owned by over 100,000 members grouped into 97 cooperatives located in several Canadian provinces and it is present throughout the agri-food chain. La Coop fédérée, as well as being a wholesaler, also provides agricultural producers with all the goods and services they require for their farming operations. The network has five brands: Elite and La Coop (animal and crop production, grain marketing), Unimat (hardware and farm machinery), Sonic (energy) and Olymel (meat processing). La Coop fédérée employs almost 10,000 people with sales totaling nearly $5.2 billion. Including its affiliated network, La Coop fédérée employs almost 16,000 people with sales of $8.3 billion. www.lacoop.coop and twitter.com/LaCoop_federee.
A short history:
Bouthillier-Rioux is a family business established in 1925. Throughout these years we have tirelessly delivered heating oil to the Greater Montréal area.
Heating oil delivery truck in 1945
Bouthillier-Rioux publicity from the era