BRP is celebrating a milestone – it’s three millionth Ski-Doo snowmobile.
Sled number three million was a 2014 Ski-Doo Summit X E-TEC 800R, produced at BRP’s Valcourt, Quebec facility. The milestone comes 54 years after the Ski-Doo snowmobile was born in 1959.
“From design to engineering, to the assembly line via marketing, sales and many more, BRP employees have made this milestone possible by striving for quality, innovative and industry leading products that continually reinvent the sport,” says José Boisjoli, president and CEO. “I want to thank all of them for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the years, without them, this accomplishment would not have been possible.”
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It has been exactly 40 years, day for day, since the millionth snowmobile, a 1974 Ski-Doo T’NT Everest 440 model was produced, and 20 years since the second millionth, a 1994 Ski-Doo Summit snowmobile.
“All our employees, but particularly the ones in Gunskirchen, Austria and Valcourt, Canada, have made us the world leader on snow,” says Gerd Ohrnberger, vice-president and general manager, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Operations division. ”They are the best in the world at designing and manufacturing engines and vehicles.”
The milestone sled, originally destined for the European market, will instead join the millionth and two millionth Ski-Doo sleds at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum in Valcourt.