To advance its nondestructive testing (NDT) software innovation, Evident Corporation announced the opening of an office in Montreal, Canada that will house a new team of software design experts.

Evident Corporation is a new wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, comprised of its former Scientific Solutions business. A global company with 25 sales and service offices, Evident has over 4500 employees worldwide. In the provincial capital of Quebec City, Evident already maintains a busy site with more than 400 employees, who develop and manufacture its leading-edge NDT technology. Opening a location in Montreal enables Evident to leverage the large pool of burgeoning software and web development talent in the city.

“The main mission of the Montreal team is to engineer several modules to accelerate the development of our new unified and open software platform for nondestructive testing applications, working in close collaboration with our teams in Quebec City and Boston, Mass. This is an ambitious and forward-thinking project that will strengthen our position as a technological leader in the NDT industry,” says project leader Patrick Huot, Evident’s Executive Director of R&D for NDT products.

Located in the Nordelec building at 1751 Richardson Street, Evident’s Montreal employees enjoy a 223 square-meter (2400 square-foot) office space near the vibrant Griffintown district at the edge of the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighborhood, two blocks from the Lachine Canal bike trail. The office is currently staffed with ten software and web developers.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our success in attracting talented people to our Montreal team and have already exceeded our initial recruitment goal. We can see that designers in Montreal are interested in our advanced technologies, the many technical challenges we face and our mission to make global infrastructure safer. We have opened several more positions, and I expect our great team in Montreal to grow rapidly and contribute significantly to the development of our products and solutions,” says Huot.

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