By Anthony Capkun
August 26, 2016 – Under a new agreement, Siemens Canada and Franklin Empire will assemble and service Siemens’ Simogear geared motors in Canada for the first time, thereby promising customers faster product delivery, product customization, training and customer service.
“Franklin Empire has been a trusted partner and exclusive industrial distributor for many years. We’re excited to take this collaboration to this next level and offer additional value to the industries we serve,” said Siemens Canada’s Joris Myny.
The new geared motor assembly will occupy a dedicated facility at Franklin Empire’s Boucherville, Que., location, where representatives from Siemens and Franklin marked the expanded partnership at an inauguration event on July 20, 2016. Franklin Empire’s DS Tech division in Boucherville has been selling and servicing the Flender product line (the predecessor of Simogear) for 13 years, says Siemens.
“We are thrilled that Siemens is demonstrating their confidence in us to add another value-added activity to our large portfolio of services that we currently offer the marketplace,” said Bernie Backman, VP Franklin Empire.
— Photo courtesy Siemens Canada.