By Mike Davey
Vaughan, Ontario — February 2, 2017 — SATA Canada opened for business on January 1 and the company held an official Grand Opening event at its Vaughan offices on January 26. Industry stakeholders were treated to a tour of the operation during the event.
Over 160 people attended the event, with at least 50 people in the building at any given time.
SATA is headquartered in Germany. The company has long relied on a network of international distributors to get its products into customer’s hands. It’s relatively rare for the company to set up a subsidiary operation such as this.
John Turner is the General Manager for SATA Canada. During the Grand Opening event, he noted that part of the reason for the new operation was to provide faster service for customers. The company’s new Canadian headquarters includes a service facility right in the building.
“Our goal is to help anyone and everyone who has a SATA product,” said Turner. “If you don’t have your gun in your hand, you can’t work. We’ll loan you something to keep you up and running.”
SATA Canada’s facility occupies a total of 15,000 sq. ft., including the office, warehouse and a training centre that’s currently under construction. Comprehensive training programs will be offered in the near future.
For more information, please visit sata.ca.