Multi-Bookbinding improves thread-sewn book quality and sets to zero return rate with 100% product integrity check
Multi-Bookbinding, also known as Multi-Reliure in Quebec, is one of the leading trade-bindery in Canada with over thirty years of experience in bookbinding, servicing printers in Canada, and the US.
The company was founded in 1988 by Ms. Suzanne Ferron, who started her business specializing in the production of yearbooks and book repair.
Over time, Multi-Bookbinding quickly grew to become Quebec's premier bookbindery, positioning itself as a point of reference in the industrial production of books, especially for hardcovers.
In 2007, following the death of the founder, the company was acquired by Yvon Sauvageau and a group of associates including the son of Ms. Ferron, Patrick Pâquet. The new team brings unique skills in growth management, giving a strong impetus to the business, also through major investments in industrial machinery for bookbinding to increase productivity and efficiency.
“In 2018 we have started the retooling process of the company with an investment of over 2 million dollars,” says Yvon Sauvageau, General Manager of the company, “Our final goal is to automate every production process to minimize manual operations”.
Today Multi-Bookbinding has over 60 employees and a facility of 6.000 square meters (62.000 ft²) equipped with high-performance bookbinding machinery providing printers in Canada and the US with large production capacity and extensive experience in bookbinding techniques such as book sewing (also known as Smyth-sewing), perfect and Wire-O binding. There are about 7 million books produced per year, of which about 1 million are thread-sewn. Among the latter, coffee table books (high-quality books often full of photographs or images) and yearbooks (school annuals that record and commemorate the school year) stand out.