Alec van Zuiden

Zen Metal Technologies Inc.

Zen Metal Technologies Inc. specializes in laser and plasma cutting as well as sheet or plate metal folding. In 2015, seeing the strong demand for this type of service, Mr. Alec van Zuiden, a seasoned businessman, teamed up with Normand and Éric Jacques to start this business. They invested nearly $2 million to lease, with an option to purchase, an 18,000-square-foot building in Ayer's Cliff and the specialized equipment needed to deliver high-precision, high-volume products.

Since then, the company that offers its quality services at competitive costs has steadily grown. It now employs 32 workers and continues to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to meet the needs of industries.

Zen Metal Technologies Inc. has used the services of the CAE Memphrémagog since its inception, particularly to complement the financing of its major capital assets. According to Mr. van Zuiden, the advisors’ input has played an important role in reducing the stress associated with setting up and growing his business. Mr. van Zuiden primarily appreciated the CAE advisors’ knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges of the ever-changing industrial sector. He would also like to express his deep gratitude for the CAE’s substantial contribution to the development of the region's industrial sector.

Industrial – Laser/plasma cutting and metal bending
Ayer’s Cliff
Acquisition of fixed assets
Temoignages zen metal