September 21, 2019
On September 17, 2019 Weidmüller Canada held a re-opening ceremony at its Canadian facility in Markham, Ontario. The location is home to Weidmüller Canada’s administrative staff, customer service representatives, technical support group, inside sales and a complete product warehouse and distribution centre for Canada.
Weidmüller was initially founded in 1975 in Germany and has been in operation in Canada since 1986. The current building has been home to Weidmüller since it came to Canada and has seen two major expansions, first in 1994 and again in 1997. In 2014 Weidmüller began remodelling the current footprint to optimize its warehouse operations, including efficient shipping and receiving areas, and organizing its over 13,000 SKU’s into sections depending on the current market demand for each product.
The ceremony included guided tours of the new facility with stops throughout to discuss the operational enhancements by a variety of employees. Some of the primary stops were with technical support, where a complete panel with Weidmüller’s offerings was in place for testing, as well as discussions with Steve Graham, Production Manager, who has been with Weidmüller for over 20 years.
Graham noted that Weidmüller has focused substantial effort on working to provide complete solution offerings to its customers. His team will work with your drawings to identify any potential missing components or connectivity issues and can complete them for you. Further, Weidmüller has a unique packaging process for orders, including pre-wired rail assemblies that can be ordered under one-part number or customized component kits. The customized assembly and kits were introduced to better serve the customer and enhance operational efficiency for Weidmüller and those utilizing their products.
This fits well with the direction presented at the ceremony by DR. Timo Berger, who was on hand from Germany to discuss the newly defined operation. He noted that Weidmüller has always been known for its terminals and connectivity products, but with a global focus on digitisation the company has taken next step to ensure their operation and offerings to their clients embrace this technology.
The Weidmüller Group is pleased to announce that Javi Richmond recently joined the company as Managing Director of Weidmuller Canada. Richmond replaces Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Weidmuller Inc, North America.