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Tsubaki moves sprocket production from U.S. to Canada

Tsubaki of Canada and U.S. Tsubaki, subsidiaries of Japan-based Tsubakimoto Chain Company, will close the U. S. Tsubaki sprocket manufacturing facility in Bennington, Vt., this year and consolidate production at Tsubaki of Canada Ltd. facilities i...


June 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Tsubaki of Canada and U.S. Tsubaki, subsidiaries of Japan-based Tsubakimoto Chain Company, will close the U. S. Tsubaki sprocket manufacturing facility in Bennington, Vt., this year and consolidate production at Tsubaki of Canada Ltd. facilities in Mississauga, Ont.

U.S. Tsubaki senior vice-president of corporate affairs, Mike Manty, said that Tsubakimoto Chain Company intends to consolidate its North American sprocket manufacturing business in Canada as part of its sprocket growth strategy. “By combining our sprocket manufacturing within the Tsubaki of Canada organization, we expect to be able to improve our competitive position, while increasing our focus on this important market segment,” he said.

As part of this consolidation, Tsubaki of Canada’s plant at 1630 Drew Rd. in Mississauga will make a significant investment in equipment and expects to add more than 40 new positions.

Jos Sueters, vice-president of Tsubaki of Canada, said “the additional production volume will allow Tsubaki of Canada to make more efficient use of its current facilities and equipment. The addition of new employees and equipment will allow us to grow both our domestic and export business”.

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Sueters said that the company expects to have the transfer completed by mid-year 2004.

Tsubaki of Canada was established in 1973 and is a supplier of chain, sprockets and power transmission products to the Canadian market. In 1997 it began exporting large ANSI- and engineering-class sprockets to the U.S. With this consolidation, Tsubaki of Canada will become Tsubakimoto’s primary sprocket manufacturing facility in North America.

Tsubaki of Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont.