WINDSOR, Ont. — New trailer side skirt manufacturer Aerofficient has announced it is opening a Canadian subsidiary in Windsor. The company has also landed a major Canadian customer.
The company announced its Canadian presence just prior to the Ontario Trucking Association’s annual convention, which kicks off today.
“The decision was made to open this new subsidiary so that we could better serve the high demand we’ve received from Canadian trucking companies. The demand was such that we determined that a local business versus a cross-border business was needed,” said Jim Reiman, CEO of Aerofficient. “Although trailer fairings are increasing in popularity in the US, Canadian fleets have been using them for quite a while now. Canadians’ greater experience with fairings has made them especially appreciative of the unique features and unmatched durability of Aerofficient’s products. To meet their needs and to assure that we can deliver to our Canadian customers the same superior service that we provide our American customers, creating a domestic Canadian company was necessary.”
Aerofficient’s fairings are made from an injection molded automotive-grade thermoplastic polyolefin material, known for its ability to withstand thermal expansion and contraction caused by extreme temperatures. It features a hinged, three-panel design providing extra strength and durability and making it ideal for dropdown docks, snow banks and road and yard hazards, the company says.
“We made our product to withstand the rigors of trucking, and our Canadian customers really put us to the test,” said Reiman. “Our sales in Canada prove that we’ve passed this test and that we are here to stay.”
Meanwhile, Onfreight Logistics has announced it will be equipping its entire fleet of trailers with Aerofficient’s side fairings.
“We have followed a progressive growth plan that has always included the use of technology to help us not only maintain our high level of service but to also help maintain our overall costs,” said Steve Ondejko, president of Onfreight. “We take our purchasing decisions very seriously. Once we made the decision that trailer fairings truly met the efficiencies and fuel savings the manufacturers were touting, we carefully researched the qualities and capabilities of the various offerings in the market to determine the best product. After identifying the Aerofficient product as the leader both in terms of aerodynamic performance and durability, we purchased one and rigorously tested it. Its performance exceeded our expectations.”
Ondejko said he liked the simplicity of the fairings as well as the engineering that went into them. “Aerofficient’s fairings are a quality product that was obviously designed by people who understand the rigors of trucking,” he said.
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