Sanofi Canada new Corporate Head Office
Global healthcare leader Sanofi inaugurates today its new Canadian corporate head office, in Laval, Quebec, in the company of Mr. Alexandre Duplessis, Mayor of Laval, His Excellency Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada and Mr. Nicolas Marceau, Quebec Minister of Finance and the Economy.
- Photo from inauguration of new Sanofi Canada corporate headquarters, from left to right, Nicolas Marceau, Quebec Minister of Finance and the Economy, Jon Fairest, President and CEO, Sanofi Canada, His Excellency Philippe Zeller Ambassador of France to Canada, Franca Mancino, Vice-President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Sanofi Canada and Alexandre Duplessis, Mayor of Laval. (CNW Group/SANOFI)
The new offices, together with a new Canadian center for distribution in Kirkland, Quebec, form a renewed investment of $12M by Sanofi in the province.
Sanofi companies in Canada include Sanofi Canada (pharmaceuticals), Sanofi Pasteur (vaccines), Sanofi Consumer Health (health and beauty), Genzyme (rare diseases) and Merial (animal health). Together they employ more than 1,700 Canadians and, in 2012, invested $122 million in R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.
The new head office, which includes large open concept areas designed to encourage collaboration, innovation and cross-functional partnership between teams, will continue to house Sanofi’s Canadian Clinical Study Unit (CSU) currently overseeing close to 70 clinical trials across the country. The Kirkland distribution center brings together the company’s consumer health products and pharmaceuticals under one roof. It will also house a new cosmeceutical* laboratory for the purposes of continuing innovation in Sanofi Consumer Health’s NeoStrata® brand and bringing new health and beauty products to market.