Is your project a live performance, a one-off event or an entire tour?
Are you searching for the best customized integrated AV and technological products for your installation or venue?
All of our solutions bring together quality, state-of-the-art equipment, with the best minds in the business. Experience optimal and efficient service, supported by our passionate and specialized professionals, dedicated at any time to meet all your needs.
We are committed to exceeding expectations whether your purchase or rent new or used equipment!
Develop and implement innovative AV and entertainment technological solutions to create a unique experience every time, everywhere.
Passion– We pride ourselves on being dedicated individuals whose enthusiasm and inspiration are reflected in every project.
Innovation– We strive to push the boundaries of originality, uniqueness and risk-taking to stay ahead of the technology curve.
Excellence– In our journey to become a reference in our field, we settle for no less than greatness, distinguishing ourselves from the competition.
Respect– We take every step with thorough consideration and transparency, making ethics and honesty our top priority.
Collaboration– Combining everyone’s strengths, we mobilize ourselves collectively to reach our common objectives.
We love what we do. Which is why we love what you do.
Our worldwide and world-renowned expertise in live productions, systems integration, sales equipment and our Service Center makes us the single source shop for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and networking, collaboration solutions and services.
No matter how big or small the show, we help you put it on and pull it off without a hitch.
Whether your project is indoors or outdoors, in a vast space or intimate venue, whatever your market segment, anything is possible.
With every performance, every meeting, we explore new ways of doing things, and push the technology boundaries, from application to applause. In boardrooms and on stages around the world, we offer the best audiovisual and entertainment technology solutions on the planet.
Among our satisfied customers and long-standing clients:
Céline Dion – Taylor Swift – Justin Timberlake – P!nk – Elton John – The Rolling Stones Bruno Mars – Paul McCartney – The Weeknd – Michael Bublé – Rammstein – Hugh Jackman Lady Gaga – Hillsong United – Kiss
C2 – Amazon – Walmart – Alibaba – Ubisoft – The Montreal International Jazz Festival – United Arab Emirates National Day – The Pan American Games – Osheaga Festival – WE Day
CH Group (Montreal Canadiens at The Bell Centre) – Rogers Arena – Staples Center – National Arts Centre – Burj Khalifa – D Hotel Las Vegas – CenturyLink Field – Bridgestone Arena – Caesars Palace
An unrivaled combination of expertise
Live productions – An impressive, ever-growing inventory of rental cutting-edge equipment and soft goods available and the experienced crews to realize all types of events.
Systems Integration – A team of experts who design, deliver, install and program audio, video, lighting, rigging, control systems and collaboration systems.
Equipment Sales – A vast selection of new and used equipment, at very competitive prices, from more than 300 manufacturing partners or designed by Solotech.
Service Center – A 24/7 call center with fast and efficient support, a team of certified technicians, service plans, remote or on-site assistance, maximization of equipment operating life.
Since its creation in 1977, Solotech has grown from a local audio-only supplier to a global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technologies, innovating and expanding more each year.
Solotech’s vision remains the same to this day: to offer the very best processes, products and people for projects of any scale, anywhere.
Denis Lefrançois receives the mandate from the Organizing Committee of the Montreal Olympic Games to handle all the audio for the Montreal Olympics.
Solotech is created. Thanks to founders Denis Lefrançois and André Riendeau, in just one year they triple their revenues and quickly begin a series of acquisitions, expansions, and establish some very important long-term relationships.
Solotech’s workspace grows from 1,200 sq. ft. to 9,500 sq. ft.
A lease agreement for the Montreal International Jazz Festival is established. Then in 1982, rental agreements for Céline Dion begin.
Though previously entirely dedicated to sound, Solotech now adds lighting.
The first contracts with Cirque du Soleil start.
Solotech adds another expertise to its offer: video.
Solotech's offerings keep growing with the addition of multimedia expertise.
The opening of a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first in the United States.
The acquisition of Quebec-based Axion, and the start of rental operations in Quebec City.
New Solotech offices open, one in Saguenay and one in Ottawa.
The Montreal head office moves to its current location, a 265,000 sq. ft. facility in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood.
Solotech acquires Specs Audio located in Gatineau.
Solotech has three new strategic shareholders: Claridge Inc., Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec (IQ).
The acquisition of Toronto-based Midnite Hour and PA and the start of rental operations in Toronto.
Opening of two new offices: one in Nashville and the other in Chicago.
Appointment of new President and CEO of Solotech, Martin Tremblay
Appointment of Martin Chouinard as President of the Live Productions Division, Canada
Appointment of Philip Giffard as President of the Sales and Systems Integration Division
A new US head office opens in Los Angeles, California.
Solotech acquires UK-based audio services leader SSE Audio Group (SSE, Wigwam, Capital Sound and Sigma Products) located in Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Appointment of Mickey Curbishley as President, Live Productions Division in the USA and UK.
Solotech unveils its new brand image and logo. It’s new slogan “Solotech, Simply Spectacular” captures the company’s understanding of the duality needed to realize creative visions.
Solotech builds upon its positioning in the United States with the acquisition of J Sound Services (JSS) in Nashville.
London-based BCS Audio Ltd joins SSE Audio Group.
Solotech acquires Pro Sound, Inc., an audio, video, lighting and broadcast integration company, headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices and warehouses in Orlando, Pensacola and Los Angeles. Solotech also acquires Pro Sound, Inc.’s Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) brand as well as affiliates Pro Sound CA, Inc., and Show Systems, Inc.