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Timken adds aftermarket sales agency in Canada

Canton, Ohio -- The Timken Company has entered into an aftermarket sales agency agreement with National Sales Inc. ...


Industry

March 27, 2007
By MRO Magazine

Canton, Ohio — The Timken Company has entered into an aftermarket sales agency agreement with National Sales Inc. (NSI) of Mississauga, Ont., to represent its full line of bearings and related products to Canadian heavy-duty distributors.

This new engagement will help Timken to grow its business in Canada by reaching new customers, while offering enhanced services to its existing customer base. NSI is supported by a field sales force located in major Canadian cities.

“NSI has relationships with the management of key Canadian aftermarket customers, including all levels of marketing and purchasing,” said Jim Eady, sales manager – automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets for Timken. “We believe NSI’s relationships will complement our current efforts in a market where we see strong potential for growth.”

“NSI believes in affiliating with industry leaders. Timken’s reputation for producing innovative and world-class products makes this opportunity an excellent fit for us,” said Glenn Bragg, sales manager for NSI.

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National Sales Inc. is a professional sales team that represents manufacturers in the automotive, industrial and heavy-duty truck parts industries in Canada. NSI was established in 1998, and currently employs representatives whose territories cover the entire country.

Timken, which supplies friction management and power transmission products and services, had sales of $5.0 billion in 2006, operations in 26 countries and about 25,000 employees.