While working at Shawinigan Engineering, Réjean Breton and Jean-Louis Banville developed a strong bond and shared the same vision: to provide high-level engineering expertise and cutting-edge solutions. They decided to join forces and thus founded Breton, Banville and Associates, in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, known today as BBA.
BBA opened an office in downtown Montréal and developed a team specializing in mining and metals. With determination, drive and the arrival of renowned experts from complementary fields, the firm quickly made a name for itself in this market.
Expanding to Western Canada
The firm grew using a cross-Canada expansion strategy. With prime positioning in Québec, BBA decided to attack the Western Canadian market. The firm officially opened an office in Vancouver in May 2009 and another in Calgary in 2013.
Greater regional presence
As we see it, the best way to meet client expectations is to be in the field and have offices close to their operations. Opening an office in Labrador City marked the beginning of a series of regional offices strategically located to provide support and proximity in Quebec City (2011), Sudbury (2017) and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region (2018)
Expanding to Central Canada
Since Ontario is a major Canadian mining and industrial hub, it was natural for BBA to expand its services and open offices in Toronto and Sudbury. As a result, the firm quickly developed strong and successful relationships with major clients in the region.
BBA wants to play an instrumental role in developing technological solutions to protect the environment. With this in mind, it pursued a series of acquisitions, namely Kawa Engineering Ltd. in 2017 and Biofilia Inc. in 2018. This expansion strengthens BBA’s commitment to position itself as a firm promoting environmental stewardship in all facets of its business.