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Siemens shifts marketing strategy; chooses exclusive distributor for Ottawa and Quebec

Mississauga, ON -- Franklin Empire Inc., already an existing Siemens industrial product distributor, has been named...


Mississauga, ON — Franklin Empire Inc., already an existing Siemens industrial product distributor, has been named the Exclusive Industrial Distributor for Siemens Canada Ltd. in the Ottawa region and the province of Quebec, effective January 1, 2006.

The agreement between the two organizations is for Siemens industrial products, including: automation products, safety products, variable frequency drives, motion control products, and industrial control products. (Electrical distribution and motor control products will continue to be available from Franklin Empire in addition to the current network of Siemens distributors which supports the construction marketplace.)

This move to an exclusive distribution relationship for specific products in a defined geographic area is a significant shift in the marketing strategy for Siemens. The new working partnership marries Franklin Empire’s distribution strength and technical expertise with Siemens product leadership. For the industrial community both companies serve, it establishes a new benchmark for integrated product and service excellence in the province of Quebec and the Ottawa region

Franklin Empire Inc. brings over 60 years of client service experience to the partnership and has already supported and carried the Siemens brand for many years. Franklin Empire’s technical staff of engineers, technicians and technologists provides applications assistance and technical support for the industrial and construction products of the Siemens Automation and Drives Business Unit.

Franklin Empire is based in Montreal and has branch offices throughout Quebec and parts of Ontario. It is also the Siemens Master Motor distributor for the province of Quebec.

In Canada, Siemens is a multi-billion dollar company headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., with more than 6,600 employees located in 73 offices and eight manufacturing facilities. For more information: www.siemens.ca.