Camoplast Solideal - Corporate - News RSS/en/corporate/newsCamoplast Solideal Corporate News RSS feeden-usCopyright (C) 2011 camoplastsolideal.comCamoplast Solideal acquires Rodaco and establishes its manufacturing footprint in Brazil and Argentina

Magog, Québec, August 4th, 2014 - Camoplast Solideal Inc. acquires Rodaco to improve its capacity to manufacture and distribute tires for the material handling industry in South America.
Rodaco was founded in 1997. It operates manufacturing facilities in Porto Alegre and Buenos Aires, as well as a distribution centre in São Paulo. The business has become a respected and reliable provider of material handling tires throughout the region due to employee empowerment, an established network and a strong focus on customer service.


“Having a physical presence in Latin America is an important component to achieving our global growth objectives in material handling”, says Francois Augnet, Chief Operating Officer – Construction and Material Handling at Camoplast Solideal. “By combining our manufacturing and distribution processes with the local knowledge and reputation of the team at Rodaco, we will have a unique offering to best serve this growing market.”


Employees from both organizations will collaborate to become a bigger, better team. This acquisition establishes Camoplast Solideal’s industrial footprint in the region and demonstrates the company’s dedication to consolidating its position as the leader in the off-the-road mobility sector.


About Camoplast Solideal
Camoplast Solideal is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees and operates advanced R&D centers and manufacturing plants in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Asia. Camoplast Solideal is a supplier to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.


For Company Information:
Benoît Bessette, Vice President, Marketing and Communications 2675 Macpherson Street Magog, Québec J1X 0E6 CANADA Tel.: +1 819 868-1500, ext. 3348 benoit.bessette@camoplastsolideal.com
www.camoplastsolideal.com

For Product and Operations Information:
Miguel Ferrer, Managing Director, Solideal Mexico / Managing Director, Latin America
Carr. Tlalnepantla-Cuautitlán 1100-A, Col. Independencia, Tultitlán, Edo. de Méx. C.P. 54915 MÉXICO
Tel.: +52 (55) 5884-2245
miguel.ferrer@camoplastsolideal.com
www.camoplastsolideal.com

/en/corporate/news-events?p=158Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Camoplast Solideal acquires leading industrial tire distributor Gulimsa and grows its footprint in the Spanish market.

Magog, Quebec, February 17, 2014 - Camoplast Solideal Inc. teams up with Gulimsa to improve its distribution network and ability to serve its clients in Spain.

Gulimsa is a frontrunner in the distribution of tires and tracks in the materials handling and construction industry having enjoyed 22 years of business with Camoplast Solideal. This transaction will allow the company to serve its customers more closely in this market. 

“Finding better ways to distribute our products is part of our entrepreneurial culture,” says Robert Lightfoot, Vice President Material Handling at Camoplast Solideal. “By joining forces with Gulimsa, we can get closer to our customers, improve our services and tailor them for the needs of this local market. 

Employees from both organizations will collaborate together to build a larger; better team to serve the Spanish market.  

About Camoplast Solideal

Camoplast Solideal is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees and operates advanced R&D centers, as well as manufacturing plants in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Asia. Camoplast Solideal is a supplier to leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.


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For Company Information:

Benoît Bessette, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
2675 Macpherson Street
Magog (Québec)   J1X 0E6   CANADA
Tel.: +1 819 868-1500, ext. 3348 
Benoit.Bessette@camoplastsolideal.com  

www.camoplastsolideal.com

 

For Product and Operations Information:
Frederic Jan, Sales and Operations Director, EMEA

 

Tel.: +33 6 72 27 63 53
Mobile : +33 2 38 32 72 16
Frederic.Jan@camoplastsolideal.com
www.camoplastsolideal.com

/en/corporate/news-events?p=153Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Camoplast Solideal acquires Cherokee Industrial Tire and will elevate its service network to new heights

Magog, Quebec, January 27, 2014 - Camoplast Solideal Inc. purchases Cherokee Tire to reinforce its material handling service network, bringing together two expert teams to deliver the highest level of servicein the supply and installation of high performance material handling tires.

“Our tire business is driven by a balanced mix of strong, long-term relationships with local partners and our own network of service centres.  Cherokee Tire has been a valued customer for many years and this acquisition will expand and strengthen the chain between tire manufacturing, distribution and service; a competitive advantage in today’s industrial tire industry,” says Pierre Marcouiller, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Camoplast Solideal. “Their exceptional service model will allow us to find new and innovative ways to impress our customers.”

Cherokee Tire operates 13 facilities that service major parts of the American Northeast, South and Midwest. Founded by the Koon family of South Carolina, the company has been providing outstanding and reliable service to its clients for 35 years. All Cherokee Tire employees will continue to work in the combined service division, with the Koon brothers in key positions at Camoplast Solideal, further strengthening an already strong sales and service team.

“We are happy to join the ranks of this global company and look forward to helping Camoplast Solideal continue to grow and innovate,” says Jonathan Koon of Cherokee Tire. “Our companies share similar entrepreneurial values and together we look forward to developing a new standard of competitive excellence in our industry”, he concludes.

About Camoplast Solideal

Camoplast Solideal is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees and operates advanced R&D centers, as well as manufacturing plants in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Asia. Camoplast Solideal is a supplier to leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.


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For Company Information:

 

Benoît Bessette, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
2675 Macpherson Street
Magog (Québec)   J1X 0E6   CANADA
Tel.: +1 819 868-1500, ext. 3348 
Benoit.Bessette@camoplastsolideal.com

www.camoplastsolideal.com

 

For Product and Operations Information:

Maury Shnier, Director, Sales & Operations, Material Handling – North America

Managing Director – Solideal Canada

5485 Tomken Rd

Mississauga (Ontario) L4W 3Y3 CANADA

Tel.: +1 416 674 6999
maury.shnier@camoplastsolideal.com

 

www.camoplastsolideal.com

/en/corporate/news-events?p=152Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Camoplast Solideal signs new deal with PSA Singapore Terminals

Shanghai, China, December 3, 2013 - Camoplast Solideal Inc. recently signed a new two-year agreement for the supply of port transport trailer tires with PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA), the world’s largest transhipment hub

Excellent product quality, just in time delivery and service are critical factors in maintaining the high volume of containers that PSA Singapore Terminals handles each day. PSA looked to Camoplast Solideal to provide robust, reliable and durable tires that could endure the intense usage of their transport trailer applications.

“Camoplast Solideal has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with PSA Singapore Terminals and is pleased to have the opportunity to extend this business relationship”, indicates Gregory Fossey, Vice President and CEO Asia-Pacific. “Our products are made with tough, anti-abrasion, tear-resistant rubber compounds that can handle the most severe job conditions and provide ultimate durability.  We are delighted to provide the industrial tires that respond to their needs.”

About Camoplast Solideal

Camoplast Solideal is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems to serve the material handling, construction, agricultural and powersports industries. It employs more than 7,500 dedicated employees and operates advanced R&D centers, as well as manufacturing plants in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe and Asia. Camoplast Solideal is a supplier to leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and distributes its products in the replacement market through its global distribution network.


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For Product and Operations Information in Asia:

Mr. Ang Teck Koon, Aftermarket Sales Manager – Asia
Rm2208, No.2025., W Zhongshan Rd, Shanghai, PRC
Tel.: +86 21 61196011, ext. 816
Ang.teckkoon@camoplastsolideal.com

 

For Company Information:

Benoît Bessette, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
2675, Macpherson Street
Magog (Québec)   J1X 0E6   CANADA
Tel.: +1 819 868-1500, ext. 3348 
Benoit.Bessette@camoplastsolideal.com  

Official website: www.camoplastsolideal.com/material-handling

/en/corporate/news-events?p=151Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600
Think next generation

To support new Durabuilt 4500 & 6500 Agricultural tracks launch, Camoplast Solideal is proud to announce its first public mobile app, now available on Google Play for Androids tablets. With so many different types of works, soil conditions and machine usage, it goes without saying that farmers around the world need the right track for the right application.

 

Finding THE track is now easier than ever with this track selector tool, designed to help you get the best possible return on investment.

 

Stay on top of the market by getting the latest next generation technology and tools from Camoplast Solideal:

· A track selector tool to find the best track for their application;

· A full 360 view of our tracks in 3D;

· Camoplast Application Guide to get the most out of their track.

 

You can download the Android version of the application here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Synaptik.AppAgv3&hl=en

 

 

Stay tuned for the iPad version!

/en/corporate/news-events?p=148Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600
Excellent performance of Solideal ED Plus pneumatic tires in Linde Tibet Rally

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in China, Linde (China) Forklift Co., Ltd organized a forklift rally from Chengdu to Tibet. As one of Linde’s major suppliers, Camoplast Solideal has long provided the company with high quality tires and was selected as one of the sponsors for the rally to provide Linde with Solideal ED Plus pneumatic tires for its HT30 IC counterbalanced forklift truck. 

On May 23, 2013, Linde held a press conference and kick-off ceremony in Chengdu. At noon, the HT30 IC counterbalanced forklift truck set out from Chengdu. At 5:34 p.m. on June 20, 2013, after a rally that spanned 29 days and 21 cities at a speed of 20 km/h, reached a maximum altitude of 5013 metres and covered 2228 km, the HT30 forklift arrived in Lhasa, its final destination. 

The forklift truck—equipped with Solideal ED Plus pneumatic tires and manned by a team of three Linde warriors—faced tough road conditions and harsh climates. The team was impressed with the excellent quality of the Solideal tires. 

Mr. Quek, CEO of Linde China and President of APAC, appreciated Camoplast Solideal’s sponsorship and support for the event. The excellent performance of Solideal tires over the entire Tibet rally was confirmed on all sides. Mr. Quek awarded the “Best Partner” trophy to Olivier Hubrecht, Vice President Sales – Asia Camoplast Solideal. 

Solideal ED Plus, which was just recently launched in China, was chosen for the rally because of its optimal stability, XTRA wall for better sidewall protection against impact and prolonged tire life due to increased contact surface area. The rally proved the excellent performance of ED Plus tires and further strengthened the relationship between Linde and Camoplast Solideal. 

/en/corporate/news-events?p=144Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500
Camoplast Solideal wins Toyota Safety, Environment, Quality, Cost and Delivery (SEQCD) Award.

The management and staff of Camoplast Solideal were honored to receive recognition from the world’s leading material handling equipment manufacturer: In recognition of outstanding performance and standard of excellence demonstrated as a supplier, Camoplast Solideal has been presented with a 2012 Toyota Safety, Environment, Quality, Cost and Delivery (SEQCD) Award.

As a long standing and trusted partner of TIEM, Camoplast Solideal has, for the past eight years, been a primary supplier of Hi-Performance Solideal Material Handling Tires and Wheels for Toyota forklifts, which have ranked first among worldwide forklift suppliers for 11 years running. Camoplast Solideal was the only tire and wheel supplier to receive a 2012 SEQCD Award from Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg, Inc.

Ted Vanke, OE Accounts Director; David Shippee, OE Sales Director-Americas; and Dan Griffin, Product Support Engineer, representing Camoplast Solideal, received the 2012 Toyota SEQCD Award at the recent TIEM Supplier Conference held at Toyota’s U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Indiana.

/en/corporate/news-events?p=142Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500
Partner of the Canada Games

From August 2 to 17, 2013, the Sherbrooke region will welcome 4,200 young Canadian athletes who will take over 19 competition sites to compete for honours in 20 disciplines, from athletics to Baseball, rowing, wrestling and volleyball. The athletes show a determination and perseverance that Camoplast Solideal has a duty to highlight. Effort will always be rewarded.

By inspiring excellence, relying on solid values and taking position in favour of sustainable development, the Canada Games’ vision is exactly in line with that of Camoplast Solideal. For us, this partnership is indeed a source of pride.

As a company, Camoplast Solideal’s philosophy focuses on improvement, betterment and performance. Thus, it is no coincidence that a Silver partnership was born with the 2013 Canada Games.

/en/corporate/news-events?p=141Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500
Camoplast Solideal USA National Sales Meeting

 

The 2013 Sales Meeting for the Americas took place in Charlotte, on February 23 and 24.  During those two days, Camoplast Solideal sales force took the occasion to discuss how we can better serve our client’s needs.  Different global presentations took place, including a presentation about the "state of the union" and our renewed marketing approach.   Camoplast Solideal National Sales Meeting demonstrates our long term commitment to the off the road tires and tracks market, providing industry leading service to our customers

/en/corporate/news-events?p=139Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500
New Camoplast Solideal Sales Division in Russia

Managed by Marcel Hrubcin, Sales Manager for Europe and CIS, and Dmitry Fedin, Commercial Director, Camoplast Solideal CIS Limited Liability Company is serving the markets in Russia and part of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries. The team has currently six members and more will be joining in a near future.

This new division is distributing Camoplast Solideal material handling and construction tires and construction tracks.

/en/corporate/news-events?p=129Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500
Camoplast Solideal Aquires Forklift Tires Of Florida

On behalf of Solideal USA Inc., I am pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Forklift Tires of Florida. Located in Jacksonville, Florida since 1978, Forklift Tires of Florida services both the Material Handling as well as the Construction markets. This acquisition solidifies our Solideal USA’s market position in Florida giving SUSA the ability to service all major markets.


We are delighted to welcome Bill Kines and the entire Forklift Tires of Florida team to the Camoplast Solideal family. They bring over 77 years of cumulative tire industry experience, along with a strong understanding of service excellence that fits ideally with the goals set out at Solideal USA. Through this acquisition, Solideal USA will be better positioned to meet the needs of our customer base, be they independent dealers or major National Accounts.

This acquisition is significant, as it once again demonstrates our long term commitment to the material handling and construction industry providing industry leading service to our customers.

Camoplast Solideal, with its subsidiaries worldwide, is the world leading specialist in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, undercarriage systems, body dressing parts, under-the-hood plastic components and assemblies, molded skis, engine covers, in addition to thermal and air induction systems, to serve the material handling, construction, agriculture, powersports, automotive and defense industries.

 

Regards,

Bob Bulger

VP Americas - GBDG

/en/corporate/news-events?p=122Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500
Staying on Track. Driving Productivity

CHARLOTTE, NC, March 2012 —Recently more than 100 Camoplast Solideal employees have traveled across America to participate in the 2nd National Sales Meeting. The theme of the meeting was “Staying on Track. Driving Productivity.” and was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to the sales representatives, participants from Camoplast Solideal’s Corporate, including employees from Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance and Operations, Customer Service and Human Resources attended the event. The meeting was kicked off by Mr. Pierre Marcouiller, CEO for Camoplast Solideal, with a “State of the Union” address. Once the attendees settled in, Mr. Marcouiller discussed expectations for the conference and outlined Camoplast Solideal’s strategic vision for the future. He also took time to celebrate the fact that, even with today’s challenging economy, Camoplast Solideal’s 2011 orders have continued to surpass previous years. During the course of the meeting, Camoplast Solideal’s employees explored “Staying on Track. Driving Productivity”. This theme reflects the values that Camoplast Solideal strives to bring to its customers in all respects, including design, quality and customer service. During the course of the conference, participants attended informational sessions on upcoming new sales programs and product development. During the awards dinner ceremony, sales representatives were also acknowledged for their accomplishments. According to Mr. Bob Bulger, Vice President Americas for Camoplast Solideal, education and awareness of current industry trends and developments are key components to every Camoplast Solideal employee’s training. “All of our sales representatives are trained extensively from the first date of hire,” explains Mr. Bulger. “The event provided opportunity for our sales teams to broaden their product knowledge, sharpen their skills and develop their industry expertise. This in turn allows them to better serve and meet the needs of our growing and ever-changing customers.” Camoplast Solideal is the world leading specialist in design, manufacturing and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, undercarriage systems, body dressing parts, under-the-hood plastic components and assemblies, molded skis, engine covers, in addition to thermal and air induction systems, to serve the material handling, construction, agriculture, powersports, automotive and defense industries.

 

/en/corporate/news-events?p=118Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500