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Franklin Empire in Quebec to assemble Siemens SIMOGEAR

The gear motor line will be put together at a dedicated facility near Montreal.


Cutting the ribbon at Franklin’s assembly operation (L-R); Daniel St-Laurent, director, Franklin Empire SIMOGEAR plant; Les Backman, finance Manager, Franklin Empire; Udayan Pandya, director, Digital Factory, Motor Controls, Siemens Canada; Bernie Backman, vice-president, Franklin Empire, Nilesh Patel, segment manager, Digital Factory, Motor Controls, Siemens Canada; and Francios Beland, sales manager, Franklin Empire.  Photo: Siemens

Cutting the ribbon at Franklin’s assembly operation (L-R); Daniel St-Laurent, director, Franklin Empire SIMOGEAR plant; Les Backman, finance Manager, Franklin Empire;
Udayan Pandya, director, Digital Factory, Motor Controls, Siemens Canada; Bernie Backman, vice-president, Franklin Empire, Nilesh Patel, segment manager, Digital Factory, Motor Controls, Siemens Canada; and Francios Beland, sales manager, Franklin Empire.
Photo: Siemens

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Siemens Canada has expanded its partnership with an electrical distributor in Quebec that will assemble and service SIMOGEAR geared motors.

This first time agreement will see Franklin Empire assemble the new geared motor in a state-of-the-art, dedicated facility at the Boucherville, Que.

Franklin Empire’s DS Tech division in Boucherville has been selling and servicing the Flender product line, SIMOGEAR’s predecessor, for 13 years.

Siemens said local assembly will allow greater flexibility for customization based on specifications from OEM customers.

Siemens Canada is based in Oakville, Ont.

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