Spiria (Formely Innobec) Has the Wind in its Sails: a Fourth Consecutive Year in the Profit 500, New Office in Gatineau, and Several New Customers
Thanks to its sustained growth, custom digital solutions provider Spiria (formerly Innobec) still finds its place in the Profit 500, which ranks Canada’s fast-growing companies this year. “The Spiria growth was mainly driven by obtaining new mandates from several customers. These mandates were mostly about creating custom cloud-based software, reflecting CIO priorities raised by Gartner. We are also harvesting the fruits of our multiplatform approach, proving that we can offer a large range of software development services,” remarked Stéphane Rouleau, the Spiria CEO.
New Office in Outaouais Region
In 2014, Spiria acquired a software development firm in order to broaden its service offer and deploy a local presence in the Outaouais region. Soon enough, the Spiria local division had to find a larger office space in order to meet the demand. The chosen location is in the old Hull neighborhood, part of the former St.James Anglican church. Francis Hétu, general director of the Gatineau office, explained that the division “needed a suitable place to welcome all current and future employees, while nurturing the development of our Gatineau-Ottawa organization. We wanted to offer an unrivalled work space for our staff, since the talent search for high-caliber developers is very competitive…” The new offices include many details that preserve the historical heritage of the building.
New Mandates: Garda World, Eidos-Montréal, Fourniture de Bureau Denis, Autodesk
After its repositioning, Spiria acquired several major accounts on top of new projects with existing customers. Garda World, the global leader in security, trusted Spiria with a large-scale mandate for developing a custom software. Eidos-Montréal gave the software company a contract for creating a platform on the cloud to optimize their projects attribution. Fournitures de Bureau Denis, a major independent office supply provider in eastern Canada, contracted us for a Web development mandate. Finally, Autodesk, a longtime Innobec customer, grew its business through the development of new specific features for its software.
Founded in Montreal in 2003, Spiria now has around 100 employees and two office locations. The company specializes in creating custom digital solutions.