Since our founding in 1989, we have been driven by a singular goal: to make your geospatial data work for you. Our FME experts are masters at processing geospatial data and automating workflows to help GIS specialists and managers get the most out of their data with as little manipulation as possible.
With over 30 years of experience under our belt, tackling challenges as complex as they are varied, we have become the only Safe Software Platinum Partner in North America. The members of our team (FME Professional-, Server- and Trainer-certified) are immensely proud of this distinction.
This unique expertise not only allow us to adapt our FME implementation to your specific situation but also enables us to play an active role in the geomatics community. Trainers, speakers, consultants: our experts wear many hats!
Committing to provide our clients with exceptional service. Always aiming higher. Always doing better.
Taking ownership for the scope and impact of our actions on the success of our clients’ projects and our relationships with them.
Pooling everyone’s expertise, experiences, and strengths to meet our clients’ goals.
Communicating honestly and transparently while remaining open to alternative ideas and opinions.
Trailblazers to the end, no matter how complex the challenge.
Geomatics was still in its infancy, but emerging technologies motivated Pierre Genest to start a business whose mission was to introduce new technology at the municipal level. Consortech initially focused on developing a property assessment system. That system is still in use today and updated by our team.
At that time, cities had no or very little geospatial data. We therefore quickly hired our first geomatics specialists. They helped and equipped our clients to produce map data.
1990 to 1994
Before mobile technologies and applications became democratized like they are today, Consortech developed PortaCAD, a CAD software to collect field data that worked on a GRID-brand electronic tablet equipped with a stylus that we also distributed.
We then entered a period of significant growth during which Consortech sold PortaCAD in Ontario, British Columbia, the United States and Bermuda. The company then aspired to break into the international market, and promotional efforts reached France and China.
1995 to 1999
The municipal IT solution market tightened, and our dreams of commercializing PortaCAD did not come to fruition. Always ready to ask ourselves questions to do better, Consortech turned its focus to distributing value-added products and developed partnerships with MapInfo, Safe Software (FME) and Bentley. We quickly became Bentley’s largest partner in Quebec and launched MicroStation-based solutions for geomatics, civil engineering, and plant engineering.
2000 to 2004
Bentley, our primary provider, eliminated its reseller network. This forced us to ask ourselves questions and realign our activities to better evolve. We concluded an agreement with Autodesk. This partnership catapulted us to becoming the top geomatics reseller in Quebec and a leader in the integration of new Civil 3D technology. It was a successful shift!
2005 to 2008
Our company expanded after obtaining service contracts with major Quebec government departments and institutions.
Always on the lookout for opportunities, we expanded our Autodesk product and service offering to serve architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) clients. Our Revit software expertise led us to the world of BIM, and we became an important contributor to the adoption of this new work approach in Quebec.
2009 à 2013
The company’s founder implemented a business succession plan involving Rémy Pelletier, Guillaume Genest and François Laganière.
Our desire to stand out in our industry drove us to narrow the focus of our change of course to geospatial ETL consulting services and BIM support services. The company expanded and gained ground in the Ontario market.
2014 to 2017
The body of shareholders changed in 2014. Control of the company now belongs to three successors, with Rémy Pelletier at the helm.
Consortech looked to the future and decided in 2017 to focus its expertise on geospatial data integration and sell its Autodesk product resale division.
2018 to 2019
Since 2018, Consortech has been exporting its expertise from coast to coast. As Safe Software’s only platinum partner in North America, we have forged relationships with new clients in Ontario, Western Canada and the United States.
Our team has taken their unique FME expertise on the road, touring several American cities and getting involved with a wide variety of organizations, conferences, and so on. These efforts have paid off. As the company celebrates 30 years in business, more than 40% of our revenue comes from outside of Quebec.
Consortech thinks big and spares no effort on its way to becoming the best FME geospatial data processing and integration firm in North America.
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