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Tsubaki celebrates equipment investments, ‘made-in-Canada’ sprockets with open house


November 30, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Tsubaki of Canada Ltd. welcomed attendees from 24 different companies from across Canada (from Dartmouth, N.S., to Prince George, B.C.) to its Canadian open house on Sept. 22, 2011, in Mississauga, Ont. — celebrating its $961,000 investment in capital equipment during the past year.

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“Made in Canada isn’t just a label for us at this facility,” national sales and marketing manager John Davis told the event’s 89 attendees. “It’s a statement of our pride in manufacturing, and I hope that came through loud and clear on your tour this evening. … We are committed to manufacturing excellence in Canada.”
He says that while the company is mostly known as a leader in roller chain, in Canada, Tsubaki primarily manufactures sprockets — and it’s the largest Canadian Manufacturer of sprockets
“In Canada, sprockets is the core of what we make,” Davis says. “We look to expand our capability to high precision machined components. We have the design engineering capability and knowledge of machining special materials, hardness levels, surface finishes and tolerance control.”
Since 1973, the Canadian market has trusted Tsubaki to keep it moving smoothly. covering the country’s needs from its Mississauga head office and production/distribution facility as well as its Edmonton-based warehouse facility.
For nearly 100 years, “Tsubaki has built a reputation for pairing ingenuity with dependability,” and its product lines are meant to help companies maximize productivity and minimize downtime. The company manufactures many different types, sizes and varieties of drive, conveyor and engineered class chain, as well as sprockets and power transmission utility components.
Tsubaki recently purchased KabelSchlepp, so it now provides cableveyor systems that support cables and hoses that supply electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic power to moving machine parts.

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