Company profile

STAS INC. is a well established company and a recognised leader in its innovative abilities to develop, fabricate and commercialise new technologically advanced equipment. The industrial sector served by STAS is international and specifically relates to aluminium, with custom‑made equipment and quality specifications that comply with world standards.

Founded in 1989, STAS employs more than 175 persons, with nearly 70 engineers and technicians having a broad expertise in process and design. STAS has grown rapidly due to its competitiveness in the global market place, the expertise of its staff and the quality of its products and services.

STAS is located in the heart of Quebec, Canada, where about 3,000,000 tonnes of aluminium are produced by the world’s most technologically advanced plants. Quebec is also renowned for its production of minerals and wood products. World‑class research and development facilities located in Quebec provide a continuing flow of new equipment to be commercialised. Among those facilities are the Alcan R&D Centre, the Centre québécois de recherche et de développement de l'aluminium (CQRDA), the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and the National Research Council Canada (NRC).

Most of STAS’ sales activities are managed from its headquarters in the Saguenay region, in Quebec, Canada. An extended network of agents in dozens of countries and/or geographical areas around the world are working together to promote STAS technologies.

STAS’ particular expertise is in the aluminium industry, with annual sales worth 25 to $35,000,000 of which 90% are exported, focusing on primary and secondary smelters.

STAS Group includes two legal entities:

STAS : Design, fabrication and commercialisation of equipment.
UNIGEC : Consulting engineering.

Over the last six years, STAS has been involved in major projects for the supply, installation and commissioning of a full range of products for the aluminium industry (with project costs of five million dollars or more):

  • Aluminium Bahrain, Bahrain – 2004
  • Alcoa Fjardaal, Iceland – 2005
  • Sohar Aluminium, Oman – 2007
  • Rusal, Russia – 2008
  • Emirates Aluminium, Abu Dhabi – 2009
  • Vedanta Aluminium, India – 2009/2010
  • And more recently, Ma’aden project, Saudi Arabia – 2011/2012