Proax Moves into SMC Automation Canada’s Former Facility

Posted by Proax Technologies on January 07 2022

In SMC, Workplace

SMC Automation Canada, Ltd will move its Canadian warehouse to Noblesville, Indiana in an effort to consolidate certain business functions. We are pleased to announce that Proax Technologies Ltd, Canada’s fastest growing automation distributor, will take over our 76,000 sq. ft. facility at 6700 Millcreek Dr. in Mississauga. In addition, SMC’s existing Canadian warehouse & assembly team will be joining Proax effective January 1, 2022.

“Adding this facility to our 12 locations across Canada gives Proax the capability to significantly increase our SMC and other manufacturing inventory as well”, says Stephen Daub, President “We are proud of our partnership with SMC and excited for the opportunity to continue to work on expanding and serving the market share of SMC in Canada”

Proax Technologies, one of SMC’s Elite Distributors in Canada, has been working very close with SMC to ensure a smooth transition as they wind down their warehouse operations in Canada. SMC has transferred several direct accounts to Proax and Proax has hired a number of SMC staff to ensure service level experience is maintained and customers are receiving the best technical support. For SMC Proax ranks #1 in sales in Canada, and is one of the top 5 Elite distributors in North America.

“When we came to Canada over three decades ago, SMC felt there was a need for direct sales supported by a network of independent distributors. At the time, the distributor landscape consisted of smaller companies transacting component business and SMC providing engineering and technical support. As customers’ needs and requirements change, we have chosen to move more direct accounts to our distribution network,” says, Tim Kuchta, Director of Sales, SMC Corporation of America, “We are very pleased to witness the exciting growth and development of Proax Technologies. Their exceedingly strong technical support and local customer intimacy pushes the envelope of customer service and, in our mind, sets a new standard for distributors serving the Canadian industrial market. Our ongoing commitment to seamless customer service is further amplified by expanding our partnership with Proax across the country. We see this as a world-class example of building a better value/supply chain throughout Canada.”

About Proax Technologies Ltd.

With over 240 employees, Proax Technologies is a leading national technical automation distributor that offers innovative product solutions in the areas of: Automation & Robotics, Pneumatics, Industrial Controls, Mechanical Solutions, Motion Control & Machine Safety; creating close relationships with our valued customers, vendors, and employees. Proax has a unique in-house technical team that enables us to provide solutions dedicated to customer specific product or solution needs.

About SMC Automation Canada

SMC Automation Canada, Ltd is a part of a global organization that supports our customers in every industrialized country and is the Canadian subsidiary of SMC Corporation based in Japan. Since its establishment, SMC has been a leader in pneumatic technology, providing industry with technology and products to support automation based on the guiding principle of “contributing to automation labor savings in industry.” Over the past 50+ years, SMC's products have become established as a recognized international brand through sales, technical, supply and after sale services in world markets. Sales have grown to achieve over 38% global market share.