Kioti Tractor has officially opened its new Canadian Distribution Centre.
On June 4, Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, was joined by local officials, media members, Canada’s Olympic curling team members and Kioti dealers to cut the ribbon to official open the Canadian distribution centre.
“It is our dealers’ commitment to Kioti that has allowed us to come this far, and we know that this expansion will serve our growth in the future,” said Daedong Industrial Chairman Jun Sik Kim.
The 5,575 square metre facility — a mix of office and warehouse space located in Mississauga, Ontario — aims to reduce shipping and delivery times for Kioti dealers in Canada, as well as increase support for the company’s end users.
“At KIOTI, we are committed to delivering outstanding service to our growing network of dealers,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, KIOTI Tractor Division.
“This expansion illustrates that commitment, and will allow us to provide unmatched availability and delivery of products to our Canadian dealer partners and customers.”
The Canadian presence expands upon Kioti’s North American distribution network by strategically placing assembled inventory and parts in key market, ready for expedited delivery to dealers. Longer term, the facility will support the planned growth of Kioti’s dealer network—making product and parts availability and simplified logistics a reality for both current and future dealers across Canada.
The Canadian expansion follows a $13 million, 15,000 square metre warehouse expansion and nearly 1,400 square metre office addition to Kioti’s North American headquarters in Wendell, North Carolina.
“After 30 years of consistent growth in North America, we are pleased with the progress we have made in 2018 on expanding both our North American headquarters and establishing our new Canadian operation,” said Anna Kim, chief operating officer.
“In Canada, specifically, Kioti seeks to create a positive economic impact on the greater Toronto metro area, which will begin by employing several full-time individuals in the distribution centre in the near future.”