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Simply the best equipment and the most inventive minds

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!

Our mission

Develop and implement innovative AV and entertainment technological solutions to create a unique experience every time, everywhere.

Our values

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 help make your moment momentous

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.

Our History

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.

1976

Denis Lefrançois receives the mandate from the Organizing Committee of the Montreal Olympic Games to handle all the audio for the Montreal Olympics.

1977

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.

1979

Solotech’s workspace grows from 1,200 sq. ft. to 9,500 sq. ft.

1981

A lease agreement for the Montreal International Jazz Festival is established. Then in 1982, rental agreements for Céline Dion begin.

1984

Though previously entirely dedicated to sound, Solotech now adds lighting.
The first contracts with Cirque du Soleil start.

1990

Solotech adds another expertise to its offer: video.

1995

Solotech's offerings keep growing with the addition of multimedia expertise.

2007

The opening of a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first in the United States.

2008

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.

2010

The Montreal head office moves to its current location, a 265,000 sq. ft. facility in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood.

2012

Solotech acquires Specs Audio located in Gatineau.

2013

Solotech has three new strategic shareholders: Claridge Inc., Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec (IQ).

2014

The acquisition of Toronto-based Midnite Hour and PA and the start of rental operations in Toronto.

2016

Opening of two new offices: one in Nashville and the other in Chicago.

2017

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

2018

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.

2019

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.