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 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.