MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mascot Truck Parts Canada has moved into a new 40,000 sq.-ft. production and distribution facility in Mississauga, Ont.
The company says its new base will allow it to increase remanufactured product availability across Canada and to decrease delivery lead times.
“Mascot has always understood that product availability and our unwavering loyalty to the wholesale customer base we serve is what made us successful,” said Bill Statham, president of Mascot Truck Parts.
The company has expanded its distribution network across Canada, with locations opened in Edmonton, Alta., Windsor, Ont., Montreal, Que., Moncton, N.B., Halifax, N.S. and Newfoundland.
The central distribution hub in Mississauga will allow the company to more quickly replenish stock anywhere in Canada, the company claims. Mascot also plans to expand its all-makes remanufacturing capabilities, adding a complete steering production line, additional capacity for transmissions and differential production and an expanded driveshaft repair footprint.
“I firmly believe that the wholesale remanufacturing market is underserved in North America. Mascot provides a nationwide warranty, 27 points of distribution across Canada and the US and a simplified customer service experience,” said Rich VanSlambrouck, vice-president of Mascot. “If we look after our customers, they will look after us. They are seeking an alternative, we hear this every time we visit with our network, this is why I believe so strongly in our strategy, we want to provide that choice in the marketplace,” added Statham.
The company also announced it will develop a Remanufacturing Center of Excellence in Indiana. The company already operates a 95,000 sq.-ft. remanufacturing plant in Plainfield, Ind.