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The best equipment and most inventive minds in the business

Whether you are purchasing, renting or leasing, whether your project is a live performance, a one-off event or a corporate application, all of our solutions bring together quality, state-of-the-art equipment, with the best minds in the business. We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering the very best, every time.

Mission

Our mission is to make you shine by developing innovative technological solutions to deliver a unique experience.

We aspire to bring our clients’ projects to life by working together with them to turn their visions into spectacular realities.

Values

Passion / Innovation / Excellence / Respect / Collaboration

Whatever your project, regardless of scale, it’s a priority at Solotech. We ensure the process of working with us is always spectacularly simple, and the results are always simply spectacular.

We help make your moment momentous

PyeongChang Olympics? Easy. Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour? No problem. Global sales conference? Done to perfection.

We love what we do. Which is why we love what you do. No matter how big or small the show, we help you put it on and pull it off without a hitch. Whatever it is; wherever it is, we strive to make it bigger, more impressive, more original, more memorable every time.

With every performance, every meeting, whatever your gig may be, 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.

Our worldwide and world-renowned expertise in live productions and systems integration makes us an ideal production partner positioned to ensure your success is simply spectacular.

Live Productions

Solotech offers an impressive ever-growing inventory of cutting-edge equipment paired with trusted expertise to make your event or production a standing ovation moment.

Systems Integration

A dedicated team of experts who design, source, deliver and install the audio, video, lighting, rigging, control & collaboration systems and solutions you need. We tailor systems to your individual needs and offer customized solutions, scaled to your budget.

Equipment

With over 300 manufacturing audiovisual and entertainment technology partners along with soft goods suppliers we are able to sell or rent an extraordinarily extensive selection of equipment at highly competitive prices.

Our History

SOLOTECH has strategically grown locally and globally to become the leader in its field by offering the very best processes, products and people for any job.

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

Offerings continue to grow to include Audiovisual expertise.

2007

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

2008

The acquisition of Axion, and the start of rental operations in Quebec City.

2011

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

2013

Solotech is sold to a trio of shareholders: Claridge Inc., Desjardins, and Investissement Québec (IQ).

2014

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

2016

Opening of 2 new offices: one in Nashville, Tennessee, and the other in DeKalb, Illinois.

2018

A new US office opens in Los Angeles, California, along with the appointment of Mickey Curbishley as President, Live Productions Division in the USA.

The implementation of Solotech's expansion strategy in Europe with the appointment of Didier Streel as Vice President of Business Development, Live Productions Division, Europe.

Solotech acquires UK-based audio services leader SSE Audio Group (SSE, Wigwam, Capital Sound and Sigma Products).

Solotech now has over 1,200 employees in 13 locations across Canada, the United States and Europe.