BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) is a Canadian company that started its operations in 1942, when Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded his business in Quebec. Today, BRP is the largest company, valued at $ 2.5 billion. BRP is a company with deep roots, traditions, key priorities that are always innovative. BRP now owns brands such as Ski-Doo and Lynx (snowmobiles), Can-Am (ATVs), Sea-Doo (jet skis), Evinrude outboards and Rotax engines. All BRP equipment is dedicated to extreme sports, and in particular, under the Ski-Doo brand, they are iconic and reference, especially in Canada, where they were included in the list of the greatest inventions of countries.
1937 A START
Joseph-Armand Bombardier received his first patent for the development of a tracked snowmobile, later called the B7 snowmobile.
1941 ISSUE OF THE SIGN OF SNOWING "B12"
Joseph Armand is engaged in the reconstruction and improvement of its capabilities for the transport of passengers and trucks, despite this in models «B12».
1942 START COMPANY BOMBARDIER
Joseph Armand Bombardier opens Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in Walcourt, Quebec. The company is launching tracked vehicles for snow driving.
1947 BOMBARDIER LAUNCHES MASS PRODUCTION
L’Auto-Neige Bombardier opens production, capable of producing up to 1000 pieces of equipment. In the postwar years, the models B12 and C18 are provided with a stable company.
1950 MODELS SW AND MUSKEG LAUNCHED
Designed and launched into production model SW, and utilitarian Muskeg, intended for forestry, mining and municipal industries.
1959 FIRST SKI-DOO SNOWMOBILE
The first Ski-Doo snowmobile has been released. Joseph-Armand Bombardier was the first to produce snowmobiles and is the founder of this niche.
1968 FIRST SEA-DOO HYDROCYCLE
Released the first hydrocycle Sea-Doo.
1969 BOMBARDIER BECOMES A PUBLIC COMPANY
Bombardier shares are listed on the Montreal and Toronto stock exchanges, where two million shares of the company are listed.
1970 PDU ACQUIRED LOHNERWERKE GMBH
Acquisition of the Austrian company Lohnerwerke GmbH and its subsidiaries Rotax-Werk (manufacturer today BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG), engine manufacturer Rotax.
1971 EXTENSION SKI-DOO RULES
Launch of Elan, Skandic, Valmont and Blizzard Ski-Doo models. Purchased snowmobile manufacturer Moto-Ski.
1972 STARTING CAN-AM DIVISION
Created a new unit for off-road motorcycles Can-Am.
1973 ONE MILLION SKI-DOO SNOWMOBIERS ISSUED
On August 29, 1973, the millionth Ski-Doo snowmobile comes off the assembly line.
1981 BOMBARDIER PRESENTS MODEL BR-400
BR-400 snowcat is presented on the North American market.
1984 SPONSORSHIP OF OLYMPIC GAMES IN SARAYEVO
Bombardier is the official supplier of tracked vehicles for the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, among which were ski-do.
1988 OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN KALGARI
Bombardier is the official representative of the Winter Olympics in Calgary. NEW SEA-DOO HYDROCYCLES GENERATION Weighing launch of the new generation of Sea-Doo jet skis, creating a completely new niche. PARTNERSHIP WITH NORDTRAC OY Bombardier has a partnership in Finland: Nordtrac Oy. Lynx designed for the Scandinavian market.
1993 TWO MILLION PRODUCED SKI-DOO
On September 14, the two-millionth Ski-Doo snowmobile was produced in Valkure. Bombardier is creating a new segment on the summit market, specially designed for the mountains.
1994 FIRST BOAT RELEASED
The first Sea-Doo Jet Drive motorboat was launched: the 426cm long twin-engine Speedster designed for four passengers.
1997 SEA-DOO HYDROCYCLES BECOME THE MOST QUIETLY IN THE WORLD
Bombardier presents the innovative D-Sea-Bel technology, a sound absorption system that reduces noise levels by up to 50%.
500 000 HYDROCYCLES PRODUCED
On February 28, 1997, the Sea-Doo GTI hydrocycle went down in history, becoming the 500-thousandth hydrocycle made in Valkure, Quebec.
1998 BOMBARDIER ENTERS THE MARKET OF MOBILE EXPOSURE
In February, Bombardier Recreational Products enters the ATV market, introduced by the prototype of its innovative Bombardier ATV, the Traxter model.
1999 PRESENTED ORBITAL DIRECT INJECTION TECHNOLOGY
Sea-Doo GTX DI and RX DI watercraft models are now equipped with a direct injection system, which reduces harmful emissions and increases fuel productivity.
BOMBARDIER BECOMES A PARTNER WITH MERCURY OF THE SEA Bombardier enters the technology association with Mercury Marine to equip 16-foot Sea-Doo models with high-performance M2 engines.