Produlith: leader for 43 years

Produlith needs no introduction. Today, the Boucherville-based company is recognized as a leader in the packaging industry, whether for pharmaceuticals, food, personal care or other products.

Founded in 1981 by Paul Desmarchais, the company is now run by his son, Shawn Desmarchais. The family name has long resonated in the printing world, and will continue to do so as a third generation, Laurence and Shayne, join the family.

A profitable turn

Initially, Produlith specialized in commercial printing, but had to adapt at the turn of the millennium and diversify its range of services: “My father was a visionary! He quickly realized that with the arrival of the Internet and digital technology, we’d have to make a shift and specialize in packaging. He knew that soon, companies would no longer be printing their annual reports, business cards and letterheads, which at the time represented a major market for printers. We decided to turn our attention to packaging, and started from scratch by purchasing new cutting and gluing equipment,” says Shawn Desmarchais, President of Produlith since 2006. A shift that has paid off!