"Opening a company on behalf of Groupe Exportation Quebec s.a.r.l. as well as a workshop in the industrial zone of Aïn Atiq, Temara, Morocco."
"On July 31, exactly 34 years after her father founded the company,
Chantal Samson acquires complete ownership of Exportation Quebec and becomes Chairman of the Board."
"EXQ is invited by Prime Minister Harper to a round-table discussion in Morocco on free trade agreement Canada-Morocco."
"Exportation Quebec Morocco office opens and the recruitement of local staff begins."
"First major contract with Iraq's Ministry of Health, since the end Gulf War representing more than 300 ambulances"
"EXQ successufully completes its ISO 9001 certification (Export Trading House Specializing in North-Africa and Middle-East market for heavy duty trucks, ambulances and associated equipments and After-Sales-Service is an integral
part of the business)"
"Chantal Samson, Jacques's daughter, joins EXQ supporting
the administration organization."
"Luc Samson, Jacques's son, joins EXQ providing technical support
to the sales organization."
"The start of a long lasting business relationship with Civil Protection of the Kingdom of Morocco. This relationship, over the years will result in well over 700 ambulances and more than 100 fire trucks in service."
"Marcel Samson, Jacques younger brother, joins the EXQ team. He is responsible for the growing spare parts and afters-sales business."
"Successful breakthrough in the Kingdom of Morocco and Algeria. Several new opportunities are secured in the Middel-East with Irak, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In Irak, the Ministry of Health awards contracts totalling
a remarkable 1500 ambulances."
"Exportation Quebec (Groupe Producan Inc.) is founded by Jacques Samson, a civil engineer from McGill University, on July 31, 1978 in Montreal. EXQ's first order comes in the form of spare parts worth over $30,000. Several months later Algeria and Egypt place their first orders for specialized vehicles (semi-trailers and ambulances)."