Finnish AC Drives Manufacturer Expands North American Operations

July 5, 2013
The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has relocated to a larger facility near Toronto, in Stoney Creek Ontario.

Vacon's new facility is over 8,000 sq. ft. including a 2,100 sq. ft. training facility. This new location is also responsible for Vacon's business operations, warehouse and distribution as well as houses a repair depot and service center.

"As we aim to increase market share in Canada, opening the new Vacon Canada facility was vital to serve our existing customers and continue to grow and develop new relationships," says Doug Backman, managing director of Vacon Canada. "Training is a very important service that is offered to our customer base, and with the new location we now have a facility with an inviting and interactive learning environment."

The new office will also provide product distribution as well as repairs and services to customers in building automation, marine and offshore, mining and metals, water and wastewater, and renewable energy industries. It joins the company's production and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 29 countries. Globally, Vacon  employs approximately 1,500 people.
 

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