Valcourt, Québec, November 9, 2012 – BRP confirms that an explosion occurred at its Research and Development Centre in Valcourt shortly after midnight last night. A BRP employee and a security guard were badly injured and were transported to the Enfant Jesus de Québec hospital.

Our thoughts are with the injured and their families. R&D employees were informed this morning and an information hotline has been set-up to keep the lines of communications open. BRP is doing all it can to support its employees.

An investigation is currently under way with the authorities to determine the causes of the incident.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries. BRP currently employs more than 6,000 people worldwide.


Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.




For information:

Valérie Bridger
Advisor, Communications
T  450.532.5107