Aerodynamic device maker Aerofficient has opened Aerofficient Canada, a subsidiary based in Windsor, Ontario. The subsidiary will service the growing Canadian market, the company noted.
“The decision was made to open this new subsidiary so that we could better serve the high demand we’ve received from Canadian trucking companies. The demand was such that we determined that a local business versus a cross-border business was needed,” said Jim Reiman, CEO.
“Although trailer fairings are increasing in popularity in the U.S., Canadian fleets have been using them for quite a while now,” Reiman added. “Canadians’ greater experience with fairings has made them especially appreciative of the unique features and unmatched durability of Aerofficient’s products. To meet their needs and to assure that we can deliver to our Canadian customers the same superior service that we provide our American customers, creating a domestic Canadian company was necessary.”
Aerofficient’s fairings are produced from an injection molded automotive-grade thermoplastic polyolefin material known for its high performance properties and its ability to withstand thermal expansion and contraction caused by extremes of heat and cold. In addition, the hinged, three-panel design of Aerofficient’s fairings provides the strength and flexibility necessary for survival in the real world of trucking, such as drop-down docks, snow banks and road and yard hazards.
“We made our product to withstand the rigors of trucking, and our Canadian customers really put us to the test,” said Reiman. “Our sales in Canada prove that we’ve passed this test and that we are here to stay.”