Montel, a global leader of high-density mobile storage shelving system solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to furnish the new powered compact storage system for the Myriam et J.-Robert Ouimet library at HEC Montreal in Montreal, QC.

In collaboration with our Authorized Montel Distributor, Solutions de rangement Prisma, the awarded contract to the Montel Team will involve the supply and the installation of its SafeAisle® high-density powered mobile storage system and Aetnastak® cantilever library shelving system.

Wanting to redesign the academic library space, by offering less space for housing the collections and increasing the conducive study space for users, compact shelving will recover about 40% of the space occupied by the traditional stationary library space, providing more collaborative workspaces for students.

In reference to the specifications prepared by Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes, the new mobile storage system will include key safety features. More specifically, LED Guard Technology (LGT) safety system covering the whole aisle surface shall be present in each aisle. The safety system shall be provided to prevent any carriage movement if the system detects users or objects anywhere in the open aisle, providing complete aisle-detection. In addition, the safety system shall be totally passive requiring no conscious effort to activate the safety system. Finally, a remote system monitoring software (PC-based diagnostic system) shall be available for monitoring and configuring all mobile system’s safety, power, and functionality processes, automatically notifying specified service personnel of abnormalities with system operation or safety systems

“We are very proud that HEC Montreal chose our powered mobile storage system,” said Joey P. Boudreau, Marketing Director of Montel. “For this new innovative library space planning project, in collaboration with our distributor Solutions de rangement Prisma, the SafeAisle selection confirms our superior product quality and the confidence HEC Montreal entrusts in our team.”

The new space planning works in the library, which have already commenced by Solutions de rangement Prisma, are expected to be completed by January 2014.

HEC Montréal is a university business school whose reputation as a leader in teaching and research is recognized in Quebec, Canada, and around the world. Having as mission to provide the HEC Montreal community pertinent and current information resources and services, the Myriam et J.-Robert Ouimet library covers an area of more than 5,000 Sq Meters, has a capacity of 600 seats, and receives more than 450,000 visitors every year.


Established in 1924, Montel Inc. is the pioneer of high-density mobile shelving storage system solutions in North America. Manufacturer of products for business, industrial, education, library, museums, healthcare, public safety, government, and military applications, Montel’s achievements include some of the most prestigious projects in North America and around the world. Family-owned and privately held, the company serves clients through a network of Authorized Montel Distributors throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about Montel and/or for a no-obligation space storage analysis, contact us at 877-935-0236 or

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Founded in 1924, Montel is a company specialized in the design and manufacture of high-density mobile storage systems for a multitude of markets, including libraries, museums, industrial warehousing, education, healthcare, public safety, military, sports and indoor vertical farming.

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