Jul 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BrenKir Industrial Creates Strategic Alliance with CenturyVallen
Mount Pearl, NL – BrenKir Industrial Supply, Newfoundland & Labrador’s leading independent safety and industrial supply company, is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Edmonton-based CenturyVallen. CenturyVallen is a leading business-to-business distributor of safety, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) products and services for the industrial market in Canada.
Barry Furlong, General Manager of BrenKir says “Our agreement with CenturyVallen allows us to expand the scope of offering to our customers, which is always our goal at BrenKir. We have over 26 years of strong relationship building with the local market, and our knowledge of logistics is second to none.”
This alliance brings two strong customer-centric organizations together supported by national and international resources and access to world-class manufacturing, resulting in a complete package for the Atlantic customer. The combined strengths of CenturyVallen and BrenKir provide the Atlantic market with access to a wider range of products and services while maintaining the tremendous BrenKir reputation for customer service excellence. “The working partnership between the two companies allows CenturyVallen to deliver a truly national service, and brings to the region a new level of industrial solutions unmatched in the market,” states Guy Mersereau, VP of CenturyVallen. “We are excited to bring CenturyVallen to Atlantic Canada.”
In the new alliance, BrenKir will act as an East Coast distribution centre for national CenturyVallen accounts, and will in turn, have access to the width and breadth of the CenturyVallen supply chain. CenturyVallen will offer its range of technical services including full mobile warehouse and onsite technical services.
BrenKir Industrial Supply Limited provides safety, industrial and fire materials and equipment to businesses in Newfoundland & Labrador and parts of Atlantic Canada. BrenKir is 100% Newfoundland owned and operated, and is quality certified through ISO 9001:2008. In its 26 years in business, BrenKir has been a key supplier to large-scale construction projects, municipal and provincial governments and corporations, fire departments, and business. BrenKir employs 37 people in the province, and warehouses almost $2 million in current inventory.
In business since 1937, CenturyVallen joined Sonepar Canada in 2008 and continues to conduct business in the best interest of customers, communities and employees by providing reliable, high quality products and services. CenturyVallen has been, and continues to be, one of the most respected and reliable suppliers of industrial safety, janitorial and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) products and related services in the country.
About Sonepar Canada
Sonepar Canada is a leading national electrical and safety distributor, providing service to residential, commercial, industrial and specialty business customers since 1984. There are over 1,500 dedicated employees in more than 90 branches
within six divisions; CenturyVallen, Gescan BC, Gescan Prairies, Lumen, Sonepar Ontario (consisting of Osso Electric, Texcan Ontario, Gescan Ontario and SESCO) and Texcan.
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