Press release

Order placed for over 150 units from Effenco by Derichebourg Environnement

 Montreal, December 8, 2020 – Montreal-based Développement Effenco Inc. (“Effenco”), specialized in designing electrical systems for heavy-duty vocational vehicles, and Derichebourg Environnement, operating in 9 countries, announce the conclusion of an agreement that will lead to the electrification of 157 vehicles mainly on the Derichebourg Environnement fleet in Paris and Montréal. 

Once again, Derichebourg Environnement chose Effenco’s most recent electric propulsion solution technology to be its technological partner. As part of this 3-year agreement, 120 vehicles will be equipped in France, in addition to 37 systems for new contracts won by Derichebourg Canada in Montreal. 

This agreement strengthens the international presence of Effenco, a company that already exports products to 10 countries around the world. Their green and innovative solutions help companies like Derichebourg Environnement stand out in calls for tenders in Europe, where factors beyond the lowest bidder rule come into play when contracts are awarded. Green technologies are also awarded points, which facilitates the implementation of practices that support a sustainable development approach. 

With their strong momentum and having worked together for several years, the two companies are further strengthening their partnership with this agreement by taking another step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the energy costs of heavy vocational vehicles.


“This partnership, totaling more than 150 systems, will allow us to expand our international presence. We are especially proud to be doing so with a partner like Derichebourg Environnement, which is always at the forefront of new green technologies. Global warming is an issue worldwide, so it is only natural to see Effenco succeed internationally with its technology for electrifying heavy vocational vehicles.” 

-David Arsenault, President, Développement Effenco Inc. 

“For the past 60 years, Derichebourg Environnement has been involved in waste collection and recycling in a way that is very oriented towards environmental protection. We want to continue these activities in an ever more virtuous and clean way.” 

-Thomas Derichebourg, President, Derichebourg Environnement 


— The principles of this 3-year agreement concern 120 units in France. 

— In addition, 37 new units for Montreal bring the total up to 157 units. 

About Effenco 

Founded in Montreal in 2006, Effenco develops transportation electrification solutions to reduce GHG emissions from heavy vehicles. Its large operation database from connected vehicles (Internet of Things) is at the heart of its development process. Thanks to its patented electrical technology, Effenco is now a leader in improving the fuel efficiency of heavy trucks. In addition to its head office in Montreal, Effenco has offices in Los Angeles, Paris and Kongsberg in Norway. 

About Derichebourg

Derichebourg Environnement is a major global player in the sector of services for businesses and communities. Derichebourg Environnement offers a complete and integrated range of environmental services (recycling, recovery, household waste collection, urban cleaning, waste collection centers management, etc.). Derichebourg Environnement is now present in 9 countries and employs around 4,600 people around the world, and in 2019 achieved sales of 1.8 billion euros. For more information:

About Derichebourg Canada Environnement 

Derichebourg Environnement has been established in Canada since 2015 through its subsidiary Derichebourg Canada Environnement. In 2020, the Canadian subsidiary of Derichebourg Environnement offers collection services to more than 1.6 million citizens in the Greater Montreal area (Montreal [5 boroughs], Brossard, Longueuil, Laval, Town of Mount Royal, Montreal East, Bois-des-Filion) and in Outaouais (Gatineau). To carry out its operations, Derichebourg Canada Environment currently employs more than 200 people in Quebec and has a fleet of 107 heavy vehicles specializing in collection operations. 

The development of Derichebourg Canada Environnement has been part of a sustainable and local development approach from the outset. This approach gave birth to an ambitious partnership with the Montreal company Effenco and to the installation of 58 first-generation hybrid electric systems between 2016 and 2018. The renewal and winning of new contracts in the Montreal area in 2020 led to the integration of 21 new collection vehicles into our fleet and the consolidation of our partnership with Effenco with the signing of an agreement for the installation of 37 second generation Effenco hybrid systems. As a result, Derichebourg Canada Environnement is pursuing its initial ambition of providing an environmentally friendly service while integrating into the local economic fabric. 

For more information 

Antoine Kack
581 984-0159
[email protected] 


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