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Weidmuller Canada hosts open house

Interconnect leader unveils new training centre, remodelled warehouse and renovated office


Weidmuller team, from left: Terry Hodgson, executive VP regional Americas president USA; Dr. Timo Berger, chief marketing and sales officer; and Javi Richmond, managing director of Weidmuller Canada.

Weidmuller Ltd. hosted an open house, welcoming customers, staff and members of the distribution channels in Canada to view the firm’s renovated facility in Markham ON.

Among the highlights of the revamped 30,000-square foot building has been the newly added training centre, used for product demonstrations and technical information sessions.

Equally as important has been the attention paid to warehouse optimization, which includes the addition of new equipment, a revised layout and flow that improved the velocity set-up for inventory, according to Terry Hodgson, executive VP regional Americas president USA.

“For example, this approach assures our warehouse staff that the high volume moving components are positioned closest to the door,” he explains.

Deliver interconnect solutions

Representing the only warehouse servicing Weidmuller’s Canadian customers, the facility’s mandate is to deliver interconnect solutions through its inventory and value-added options – also conducted on-site.

“Connecting our customers to industrial revolutions since 1975 in Canada, we specialize in delivering smart connectivity solutions from device to Cloud,” adds Javi Richmond, managing director of Weidmuller Canada.

The festivities, which also included lunch and plant tours, were led by Dr. Timo Berger, chief marketing and sales officer of Weidmuller, who is based in the firm’s German headquarters in Detmold.

Weidmuller staff, customers and members of the distribution channels enjoyed lunch outdoors.

Great market position in Canada

“Our global strategy will continue to expand our business into emerging or growth sectors, such as IIoT. We have a great market position here in Canada, and we will use that as a base for new business development,” says Berger, who succeeded José Carlos Álvarez Tobar in his post as of September 1st. Tobar retired after 40 years at Weidmuller, including roughly three years as a member of Weidmuller’s executive board.

“Our strategy is to make all of our electronic components communicative, which means integrating communication interfaces to suit the IIoT demands within the marketplace.

For more than four decades Weidmuller has focused on serving the electronics, industrial internet of things (or IIoT), automation and the industrial electrical markets. The Markham location employs more than 30 people, while the firm has over 50 total staff across Canada.