Frare Gallant Construction Acquires Berwil Industrial Maintenance

Laval (Quebec), April 7, 2021 – Frare Gallant, general contractor and a leader in design and construction in the agri-food and industrial manufacturing industries, today announced its acquisition of Berwil, a supplier of specialized manufacturing services in the industrial equipment and production line maintenance sectors. With this new acquisition, Frare Gallant will expand its construction division by offering new services: the installation of production equipment; and providing maintenance services to its clients, as well as to Berwil’s customers.

“We are very pleased this new acquisition will allow us to expand our service offering. This next phase of expansion will allow us to provide turnkey solutions to our clients who will greatly benefit from fully integrated project development and planning”, declared John Frare, President of Frare Gallant. Specialized industrial mechanics with expertise in diagnostics, assembly, installation, inspection, maintenance, moving and decommissioning production equipment will be an integral part of Frare Gallant’s maintenance team, and will be led by Daniel Boukorras, General Manager. Daniel is a veteran with 25 years of experience in various projects related to equipment installation and production processes.

“Established for nearly 75 years, Berwil is very excited to begin a new phase. Thanks to a strong partnership with Frare Gallant, built through various projects over the years, we firmly believe that the merger between Berwil and Frare Gallant will provide unprecedented service to their customers. We wish Frare Gallant continued success,” said Brian Bergeron, former President of Berwil.

“Having proudly worked with the Bergeron family (former owners of Berwil) for the past 40 years, we did not hesitate when we had the opportunity to integrate Berwil into our organization. We appreciate the added value that Berwil brings to our projects, and this acquisition solidifies our position as a leader in the agri-food industry and the manufacturing industry in general. We are very excited about this acquisition” affirmed John Frare, President of Frare Gallant.


Frare Gallant, with over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, commercial, industrial and particularly agri-food sectors, sets itself apart with its ability to execute projects of varying degrees of complexity. The company is involved in over 200 manufacturing plant redevelopment projects annually and abides by the strictest requirements of the agri-food industry such as HACCP, GFSI and SQF, to name but a few.

Frare Gallant is recognized for its technical skills and its ability to offer solutions that meet the specific needs of its customers. For more information, visit www.fraregallant.com.


Berwil, founded in 1948 by E.A. Bergeron under the name Dominion Boiler Erectors, made its mark in the field of industrial manufacturing. Thanks to its qualified workforce, Berwil offers its clients a wide range of services in the following fields: aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, pulp and paper and food processing. The skilled Berwil team can install, relocate, modify and provide maintenance services for all types of production equipment. Respect for deadlines combined with exceptional quality of execution ensures a worry-free project, every time. For more information, visit www.berwil.ca.