AADCO, Volvo Toronto to salvage trucks

TORONTO, Ont. – It appears there is life after death for heavy trucks. A new strategic alliance between AADCO Industries and Volvo Trucks of Toronto will see old or written-off trucks pulled apart, and their parts reused, rebuilt or recycled.

AADCO is already doing this type of work in a Richmond Hill, Ont. car plant, while a separate site for the dealership’s medium and heavy trucks will be built in a yet-to-be-announced location, says Philip Bookalam, president and CEO of AADCO industries.com.

Also key to the deal will be an Internet venture to sell used equipment, which will be located at fortruckparts.com.

“We also will share delivery vehicles and locations,” he adds.

“We’re aiming to be the first 100 per cent recycler (of vehicles) in North America,” Bookalam says, noting his company is already able to give a renewed life to 96 per cent of an average automobile. “What parts aren’t reusable or re-buildable will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.”

Volvo Trucks of Toronto has locations in Mississauga, Pickering and Etobicoke, Ont. Dealer principal Andries Mellema will operate Mitsubishi truck franchises from the same locations.

Volvo’s Canadian dealers earned the right to sell medium-duty Mitsubishi-Fuso trucks. n

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