Québec’s business community rewards Deschênes Group for the development of a web or mobile technology


Deschênes GroupDeschênes Group, an Absolunet client, won the “Development of a Web or Mobile Technology – Large Enterprise” award at the Les Mercuriades 2017 competition organized by the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ).

Deschênes Group’s award in this prestigious competition is the fruit of several years of work devoted to the development and implementation of a Web and mobile solution adapted to the needs of its customers – a customer-focused platform developed with Absolunet.

The winners of the 2017 Mercuriades were unveiled during a gala evening held on April 24th, 2017 at Montreal’s Convention Center. According to François Deschênes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deschênes Group, “This award highlights the Deschênes Group’s ability and determination to stand out thanks to our commitment to digital development.”

Thanks to its investment strategy in cutting-edge technologies, the Deschênes Group has created a personalized and value-added service for its customers.

Mercuriades 2017“We are proud to see Deschênes Group rewarded for their willingness to innovate, especially in the context of B2B eCommerce,” said Charles Desjardins, Absolunet Partner and Executive Vice-president and Partner at Absolunet. “Congratulations to the entire Deschênes team! ”


The award adds to the company’s many other distinctions, including being named a platinum member of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”, a competition held by Deloitte.

The Mercuriades competition, organized by the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce, highlights the accomplishments of Quebec companies and celebrates innovation, ambition, entrepreneurship and performance.

About the Deschênes Group

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI) was founded in 1940 and is a privately-held, family-owned business headquartered in Montreal. It is a distributor-wholesaler of materials and products for the plumbing and heating, fire protection, electricity, sewer and aqueduct systems, HVAC and Auto parts industries, with over 140 points of sale across Canada. It also operates a network of 18 appliance and plumbing accessories stores in Quebec and Ontario. GDI is the largest Canadian-owned company in its field and has been named among Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past seven years.

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