MARKHAM, Ont. — Rand McNally Canada recently announced the acquisition of Perly’s Maps, bringing together two major map brands.
With the acquisition, Rand McNally Canada plans to invest in both brands and build on its current position of offering its extensive line of consumer, business and educational map products throughout Canada.
"Perly’s has been one of the leading navigation tools in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 50 years," said Lyndon Edwards, vice-president and COO, Rand McNally Canada. "The business is complementary to ours, and the resources we have at Rand McNally Canada will allow for further development and increased customer access to the Perly’s brand."
James Perly, president of Perly’s Inc., will work with Rand McNally Canada during the transition, and will play an important role in contributing to the development of plans for the Perly’s brand.
A third-generation family business, Perly’s has grown to become a household name in the Greater Toronto Area, and has established itself as an invaluable tool for business users, police, fire and emergency services across the region. Since Perly’s inception in 1949, it has evolved from a traditional map-making company to using digital technology to further enhance its products and services.
"The commitment by Rand McNally Canada to utilize its resources and network to develop the Perly’s brand sets the stage for an exciting future," stated Perly. "Rand McNally is the perfect partner to maintain the tradition while taking the business to the next level."
With this addition, Rand McNally Canada now offers in excess of 175 Canadian map-related products to the consumer, business and educational markets across Canada. With access to over 2,000 U.S. and international titles, Rand McNally Canada offers the most comprehensive line of map products in Canada.
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