Brokk Opens Hamilton, Ontario distribution centre

A brokk robot is pictured through a garage door

Brokk is expanding its network of facilities into Canada with the opening of a new distribution centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The new 4,000-foot Canadian distribution facility will house the full line of demolition machines with attachments as well as Aquajet Hydrodemolition robots and parts inventory for both brands.

The new centre will also offer Brokk and Aquajet demonstrations. Canadian customers now have access to an in-country distribution centre and no longer have to wait for equipment to go through customs from the United States.

The new location will be run by Jim Bennett, who joined the company in Canada as warehouse and logistics manager.

Bennett’s responsibilities include managing product and assisting customers and regional sales managers by providing parts support throughout Canada.

“Adding a distribution centre gets us closer to our Canadian customers and generally streamlines the ordering and shipping process,” said Brokk President Lars Lindgren.

“We’re all excited to see what Jim will make of the facility and how it will help our customers in the Toronto area and beyond. He has a wealth of warehouse management experience and will closely monitor demand for Brokk and Aquajet products to ensure optimal stock.”

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Bennett has more than 30 years of warehouse and logistics experience within the auto and construction sectors. He started working as a warehouse manager before working his way up to operations supervisor. His last two positions have been as a warehouse manager and warehouse supervisor before transitioning to his current role.

“My whole career has been customer driven, and that’s what’s so exciting about this role,” Bennett said. “My vision aligns with Brokk’s. The new facility will help meet our goal of providing Canadian customers with machines and parts from both Brokk and Aquajet.”

Brokk’s North American Headquarters is located in Monroe, Washington, and serves as the administrative offices, parts warehouse, mechanical training facility and troubleshooting centre. Brokk also has an East Coast Service Center in Stanhope, New Jersey, and a Midwest Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.