Toronto, Ontario — Automotive parts manufacturer Mahle is expanding its Canadian operations through an agreement signed Jan. 1, 2020.
The Stuttgart, Germany-based automotive manufacturer has partnered with Grant Brothers Sales of Mississauga, Ont. in order to bring its products to all major Canadian markets—Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
“We are excited to be partnering with Grant Brothers to bring our portfolio of innovative products to an important North American market that represents the world’s second-largest nation in total area,” said Jon Douglas, the president of Mahle’s North American division. “Through their service offerings, Grant Brothers has established and maintained pivotal relationships with key automotive aftermarket vendors across the vast region of Canada and we look forward to working closely with them moving forward to provide customers with a ‘full systems approach’ that also includes expert support and technical training.”
Mahle is primarily known for its thermal management products, diagnostics solutions as well as its spare parts operating as a supplier to the aftermarket industry. In 2018, Mahle’s aftermarket division generated sales of about €928 million. The company will be working alongside Grant Brothers Sales to develop its 2020 sales strategy for Canada.
“The Canadian automotive aftermarket is a very vast, lucrative industry, and we are thrilled to be working with Mahle to bring customers state-of-the-art offerings and technical expertise as this market continues to grow,” said Adam Crisp, the president of Grant Brothers Sales’ automotive division. “Add to that the prominent professional relationships our team has developed over many decades in the business, and we have all the building blocks for success.”
Beyond its Canadian expansion, Mahle also celebrates its 100th year of operations this year while Grant Brothers Sales celebrates its 75th.