CALGARY, Alta. — Trailcon Leasing has announced the purchase of Hubs Trailer Service, significantly expanding its Western Canadian presence.
“Hubs is well known for its ability to serve customers quickly and with a ton of expertise,” said Trailcon president Al Boughton. “They have an impressive shop for doing major repairs and safety inspections and they’re open seven days a week. Add to that our own fleet maintenance services, plus our long-term leasing and local rental business, and you see how we can offer a whole new level of service.”
Trailcon was founded in 1992 and now employs more than 100 people and owns about 6,500 trailers. Its maintenance division looks after an additional 8,500 or so units across Canada, according to the company.
Boughtson said customers of both Trailcon and Hubs will benefit from the acquisition.
“Our customers shipping across Canada used to have to find their own support in the various markets they travelled through,” added Hubs owner Mitch Hancock. “Now they’ll be able to access a much larger service and repair network when they need it. This is one of those ‘one plus one equals three’ kind of deals. Trailcon will benefit from the hard work Hubs employees have done in recent years to establish a great reputation for service, and Hubs will benefit from being part of a larger picture that includes fleet leasing and rental.”
Boughton hinted further expansion could be in store.
“Trailcon is blazing a new trail – a trail of acquisitions,” Boughton said. “We’re in growth mode, with our sights set on further expansion across Canada.”