DCM began working with Air Canada last year. During the year, this new business relationship allowed the company established in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville to acquire the expertise allowing it to carry out new repairs which will open up large markets for it. international.
These are major repairs to a number of parts external to the CFM56 engines which equip, among others, aircraft in the Airbus A320 family, which notably includes the Airbus A318, A319 and A320.
This new expertise will certainly open doors for DCM, explains Guillaume Gasparri, its executive vice-president, business development. “It’s a big project that offers us great opportunities in terms of potential customers, because this engine is the one that has been sold the most in the world. »
DCM expects to exceed 100 million sales by 2025. A strong increase, considering that they stood at 49 million last year. This year – its financial year ended in August – its turnover was 72 million, and it expects to exceed 90 million in 2024.
This growth is partly attributable to acquisitions, but not only that. “If we only take into account acquisitions, we would have a turnover of only 57 million,” says Guillaume Gasparri. So it’s mostly organic growth. »
The company of 350 employees owes its success to a set of factors, both managerial and cyclical, believes the executive vice-president.
DCM is therefore well positioned to reap the windfall.
DCM’s activities are divided into three. Firstly, the company manufactures aircraft parts. Secondly, it designs and manufactures maintenance tools for aeronautics. Finally, she also repairs aircraft parts.
Its facilities are mainly in Quebec – it operates three factories, in Montreal, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Blainville – but it is also present in Toulouse, France. Its customers, however, are from all over the world: DCM derives two-thirds of its turnover from international markets, from Germany to Australia to Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America .
“We have customers on five continents, including Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines, Bombardier, Azul and Avianca,” illustrates Guillaume Gasparri.
Groupe DCM won two Gilles-Demers 2023 awards awarded by Aéro Montréal: the International Outreach award and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) award.