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January 2017

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2017
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October 2016

PTM ATTENDS MITSUBOSHI (MBL'S) WORLD DISTRIBUTOR MEETING IN KOBE, JAPAN
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June 2016

PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S 2014 CANADIAN CONFERENCE IN CANADA'S CAPITAL CITY
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January 2015

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2015
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June 2014

PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S 2014 CANADIAN CONFERENCE IN QUEBEC CITY
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January 2014

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2014
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October 2013
PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S ANNUAL INDUSTRY SUMMIT IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
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September 2013
PTM ATTENDS THE EPTDA'S 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN VENICE, ITALY
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August 2013
PTM CELEBRATES MBL'S 25TH U.S. ANNIVERSARY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
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February 2013
PTM attends World of Concrete 2013
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October 2012
PTM Attends Mitsuboshi (MBL's) World Distributor Meeting in Kobe, Japan
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June 2012
PTM attends the PTDA's 2012 Canadian Conference in Victoria, British Columbia
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May 2012
PTM attends the PTRA's 40th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA
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February 2012
Cougar Vibration and PTM Industries form Distribution Partnership
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December 2011
PTM Becomes the Eastern Canadian Sales Representative for G&G Manufacturing
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October 2011
PTM Attends the PTDA's Annual Industry Summit in Washington, DC
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September 2011
PTM Attends the EPTDA's 2011 Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary
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January 2017

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2017

PTM attended the 2017 World of Concrete Show, held January 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. World of Concrete is the industry's only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses, new technologies. PTM attended the show in conjunction with vendor Martin Engineering. PTM is the primary Canadian distributor of Martin Engineering's Vibration products.

October 2016

PTM ATTENDS MITSUBOSHI (MBL'S) WORLD DISTRIBUTOR MEETING IN KOBE, JAPAN

On October 1st and 2nd, Dan Cotton and Craig Bobbie from PTM had the privilege of attending MBLs World distributor meeting in Kobe, Japan. The event included meetings with MBLs top global executives, factory tours, product launches and a gala dinner and show featuring some of Asia's biggest celebrities. PTM is MBL's Canadian Distribution Business Partner. Established in 1919, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. is one of the world's largest and most successful belting and rubber products manufacturers.

June 2016

PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S 2014 CANADIAN CONFERENCE IN CANADA'S CAPITAL CITY

Craig Bobbie and Dan Cotton from PTM joined the Canadian Power Transmission Distribution Industry at the beautiful Westin hotel in Ottawa, Canada June 9-10 for the Annual PTDA Canadian Conference. Participants enjoyed industry networking opportunities and the shared learning programs geared for immediate use on Canadian business issues regarding recruitment, mining, team building and culture shifts specific to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

February 2015

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2015

PTM had the pleasure of attending the 2015 World of Concrete Show, held February 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. World of Concrete is an international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Held annually, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. PTM's Technical Sales Representative Mike Matier attended the show in conjunction with PTM's business partner Martin Engineering, the leading manufacturer of Vibration Technology.

June 2014

PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S 2014 CANADIAN CONFERENCE IN QUEBEC CITY

Craig Bobbie and Dan Cotton from PTM joined more than 200 people at the historic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac for PTDA's 13th annual Canadian Conference. Networking with fellow industry executives was the top priority of the event. Sixty-eight golfers took to the links at Mont Tourbillon for a pre-event golf outing. The Canadian Conference officially kicked off with the Industry Showcase and Welcome Reception, a wonderful combination of business and informal conversations. The highlight of the event was a reception and dinner at the Parliament Building, home of the Assemblée nationale du Québec.

January 2014

PTM ATTENDS WORLD OF CONCRETE 2014

PTM had the pleasure of attending the 2014 World of Concrete Show, held January 21 - 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. World of Concrete is an international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Held annually, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. PTM attended the show in conjunction with business partner Martin Engineering, the leading manufacturer of Vibration Technology.

October 2013

PTM ATTENDS THE PTDA'S ANNUAL INDUSTRY SUMMIT IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA

Held at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel, the PTDA 2013 Industry Summit brought together over 500 'C-suite' executives from over 250 companies in distribution and manufacturing. Craig Bobbie (PTM Vice-President) had the opportunity to be in attendance. The theme of the conference was 'Working Without a Net' - Using collaboration to move an organization forward during difficult times. For PTM, the industry summit combines several days of industry and educational programming with the opportunity to network with customers and manufacturers. For more information visit www.ptda.org

September 2013

PTM ATTENDS THE EPTDA'S 2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN VENICE, ITALY

As a full distributor member of the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), PTM was delighted to attend the 2013 annual conference in Venice, Italy. Held at the beautiful Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel, The EPTDA annual convention is one of the world's leading educational, networking and social events for distributors and manufacturers of industrial power transmission products. Noteworthy presentations were given by Swedish Economist and author Kjell Nordstrom, and renowned american economist Alan Baulieu. Daniel Cotton (President - PTM) had the pleasure of attending the event. For more information visit www.eptda.org

August 2013

PTM CELEBRATES MBL'S 25TH U.S. ANNIVERSARY IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Dan Cotton and Craig Bobbie of PTM had the pleasure of attending MBL's 25th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago, Illinois. Based in Ottawa, Illinois, MBL's U.S. plant commenced production in 1988. Joined by business partners from across North and South America, MBL's executives were gracious hosts. The event featured new product training, golf, sightseeing and celebratory dinners. A fine time was had by all! Established in 1919, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. is one of the world's largest and most successful belting and rubber products manufacturers. PTM is MBL's Canadian distribution partner.

February 2013

PTM attends World of Concrete 2013

PTM had the pleasure of sending a full contingent of staff to the 2013 World of Concrete Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. World of Concrete is an international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Held annually, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. PTM attended the show in conjunction with business partner Martin Engineering, the leading manufacturer of Vibration Technology.

October 2012

PTM Attends Mitsuboshi (MBL's) World Distributor Meeting in Kobe, Japan

Daniel Cotton and Craig Bobbie from PTM had the privilege of attending MBLs World distributor meeting in Kobe, Japan. The event included meetings with MBLs top global executives, factory tours, product launches and a gala dinner and show featuring some of Asia's biggest celebrities. PTM is MBL's long standing Canadian Business Partner. Established in 1919, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. is one of the world's largest and most successful belting and rubber products manufacturers.

June 2012

PTM attends the PTDA's 2012 Canadian Conference in Victoria, British Columbia

On June 7-9, 2012, more than 220 participants enjoyed PTDA's 11th annual Canadian Conference in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, where the power transmission/motion control industry met to network and hear from thought-leaders on the topics of business, economics, demographics and the environment as well as updates on the mining industry and working with the aboriginal market as a customer. Each year, the PTDA Canadian Conference focuses on relevant issues of the Canadian power transmission/motion control industry. For more information visit www.ptda.org.

May 2012

PTM attends the PTRA's 40th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA

Held at the historic Hotel Del Coronado, the PTRA 2012 conference brought together sales agents and manufacturers from across North America. Dan Cotton (PTM President) and Craig Bobbie (PTM Vice-President) had the opportunity to be active participants in the associations 40th anniversary celebration. For PTM, the conference combines several days of industry and educational programming with the opportunity to network with friends new and old. For more information visit www.ptra.org.

February 2012

Cougar Vibration and PTM Industries form Distribution Partnership

Cougar Vibration Inc., a subsidiary of Martin Engineering, is pleased to announce that PTM Industries has been appointed as Cougar’s Master Territorial Distributor for Eastern Canada.

Cougar Vibration patented the world’s first 12-volt truck vibrator in 1964. Since that time, vibrators have been Cougar’s only focus and the Cougar brand name has become synonymous with exceptional products, workmanship and service support. 

Under the terms of the agreement, PTM will assume the management of Cougar’s existing direct, OEM and resale business.  PTM will stock an inventory of Cougar units in their Toronto distribution centre in support of existing and  new customers.  The strategy is designed to increase service and decrease shipping time to Cougar’s Canadian customers, while simplifying and streamlining Cougar’s Canadian business strategy.

“We’ve taken this step to improve product availability and service levels to our Canadian customers.  PTM is a long standing partner of ours and we are pleased to further grow our important relationship with them” stated Larry Horrie, Territory Manager for Cougar Vibration.

Established in 1984, and located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta, PTM acts as a ‘Partner to Manufacturers’ in the Canadian market, offering a variety of services including sales representation, master distribution, warehousing, logistics and marketing.

For more information please contact Larry Horrie, Territory Manager for Cougar Vibration at larryh@cougarvibration.com, or Craig Bobbie, Vice-President of PTM at cbobbie@ptmindustries.com.

December 2011

PTM Becomes the Eastern Canadian Sales Representative for G&G Manufacturing

PTM Industries is proud to announce that effective December 1, 2011, it will be acting as the eastern Canadian sales representative of G&G Manufacturing Company.    Based in Omaha, Nebraska, G&G offers a complete line of sprockets, adapters, couplers, jacks, universal joints and other components for  distributors and original equipment manufacturers across North America. 

PTM will act as G&G’s eastern Canadian sales agent, managing Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces.  Regarding this new partnership, Dan Cotton (President of PTM) commented, “G&G has a long history of being an important supplier to Canadian Industry.    PTM is proud that G&G has chosen us as their eastern Canadian sales and marketing partner.  After so many years of admiring G&G’s success, it is great to have them on our team”.

 Established in 1943, G&G operates out of a seven building, 200,000 square ft. facility located in Omaha, Nebraska.  G&G produces over 3500 stock items as well as a broad array of special made to order parts. 

For more information contact Craig Bobbie (PTM Vice-President) at (877) 625-2358 or  cbobbie@ptmindustries.com.

October 2011

PTM Attends the PTDA’s Annual Industry Summit in Washington, DC

Held at the historic Washington Hilton, the PTDA 2011 Industry Summit brought together over 520 ‘C-suite’ executives from distribution and manufacturing.    Dan Cotton (PTM President) and Craig Bobbie (PTM Vice-President) had the opportunity to be active participants in the MD-IDEX (Manufacturer Distributor Idea Exchange) and Distribution Forum.   For PTM, the industry summit combines several days of industry and educational programming with the opportunity to network with customers and manufacturers.  For more information visit www.ptda.org

September 2011

PTM Attends the EPTDA’s 2011 Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary

PTM celebrated its new membership in the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) by sending delegates to the 2011 annual conference in Budapest, Hungary.  The EPTDA annual convention is one of the world’s leading educational, networking and social events for distributors and manufacturers of industrial power transmission products.   Noteworthy presentations were given by internet expert and former Google COO Ben Legg, motivational speaker Connie Podesta, and renowned economist Alan Baulieu.   

July 2011

PTM Becomes the Canadian Sales Representative for Rossi Gearmotors

PTM Industries is proud to announce it is now the Canadian sales representative for Rossi Gearmotors.  Based in Suwannee, Georgia, Rossi offers a complete line of gearmotors, gear reducers and motion control products to distributors and original equipment manufacturers across North America. 

Regarding this new partnership, Dan Cotton (President of PTM) commented, “Rossi is recognized in Canada and around the world as a superior brand.  PTM is proud that Rossi has chosen us as their national sales and marketing partner”.   George Rizza (President of Rossi) stated, “We are pleased to appoint PTM as our Canadian sales and marketing partner.  PTM has a long and successful history of being Canada’s premier sales agency.  This is a perfect fit for our company.” 

 Rossi Gearmotors, with locations around the globe, is a leading industrial company which manufactures a complete range of gear reducers, gearmotors, electric motors and brake motors.   For more information contact Craig Bobbie (PTM Vice-President) at (877) 625-2358 or  cbobbie@ptmindustries.com.

July 2011

PTM Joins the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA)

PTM is happy to announce that it has joined the European PTDA (EPTDA) and will be attending the 2011 conference in Budapest, Hungary.    As the ‘gateway’ to Canada for international manufacturers, PTM has a long and successful history of helping international manufacturers become successful in the Canadian industrial distribution marketplace.

April 2011

PTM Attends Hannover Fair (Hannover, Germany)

PTM attended the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany - the world’s largest exposition of Power-Transmission and Motion Control products.  Craig Bobbie, PTM's Director of Business Development, and Dan Cotton, PTM's Managing Director, met with global manufacturers, customers and industry executives. "The show was a great success" commented Craig Bobbie. "We identified several new potential business partners and renewed some great relationships”.   Boasting eight flagship trade fairs with exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world, HANNOVER MESSE remains without rival as a showcase of industrial technology.

March 2011

PTM Attends PTDA Leadership Development Conference and CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada

PTM had the pleasure of sending two staff members to the PTDA’s 2011 Leadership Development Conference, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada,  the same week as the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show.  The PTDA Leadership Development Conference (formerly the Executive Development Conference) is designed specifically to develop essential skills in the power transmission/motion control industry's next generation of leaders.  CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the international conference for the construction industries.  Held every three years, the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies.  

March 2011

PTM Announces Expansion of Toronto Distribution Centre

PTM is pleased to announce that its Toronto head office and distribution centre facility is expanding by acquiring the neighbouring unit and consolidating them into one functional distribution centre.  This will result in a square footage increase of 50%.  “Expansion is necessary for two reasons” stated Craig Bobbie, Director of Business Development.  “One,  our inventory levels are rapidly growing as a result of increasing sales, and two, we are expecting to add new lines of business this year which will require meaningful space in both our Toronto and Calgary warehouses”.   As part of the expansion a comprehensive renovation will be completed of PTM’s head office location.   For more information, please contact Craig Bobbie at cbobbie@ptmindustries.com.

November 2010

PTM Supports the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) Initiative

Industrial Careers Pathway is an initiative which links students to career paths in industrial distribution through partnerships with local educators and employers.   On November 23rd, Robert Furneaux (President – PTM) attended a round table discussion regarding the establishment of a ‘Uniquely Canadian’ ICP initiative.  PTM believes that ICP is an important effort for the industrial distribution industry, which will help educate students and educators about the industrial distribution industry,  and assist employers in recruiting and managing their future staffing needs.  For more information visit the ICP website at http://www.industrialcareerspathway.org.

October 2010

PTM Attends the PTDA’s 50th Anniversary Industry Summit (Phoenix, Arizona)

Robert Furneaux (President), Dan Cotton (Managing Director) and Craig Bobbie (Director - Business Development) had the pleasure of attending the PTDA Industry Summit held in Phoenix, Arizona.  Held at the beautiful Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, the PTDA Industry Summit is the ‘must attend’ conference for members of the industrial distribution community.  The presentations, educational seminars and networking events were very valuable.   Held annually, the Industry Summit is the distribution industry’s premier networking and educational event.  For more information about the event visit www.ptda.org.

July 2010

PTM becomes Lafert North America’s Western Canada Distribution Centre

PTM and Lafert North America are pleased to announce a significant extension to their existing partnership. Effective July 2010, PTM (Calgary) will provide distribution and logistic services for Lafert in Western Canada.  A comprehensive range of Lafert’s metric motors and associated products are now stocked for immediate delivery from PTM’s Calgary distribution centre.    PTM currently acts as national representatives of Lafert’s SITI metric gearbox and Sacemi coolant pump lines.  Robert Furneaux, PTM’s President, commented:  “Lafert is the North American market leader in metric motors. We are very proud to be working with them to improve their supply and service operations in Western Canada”.  For more information about Lafert NA please visit their website at www.lafertna.com.

June 2010

PTM Attends Hillhead 2010 (Buxton, England)

For the first time PTM sent ambassadors to Hillhead 2010 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.   Hillhead is a Bi-ennial conference showcasing over 400 exhibitors from the Quarrying, Aggregate, Mining and Construction industries.     Dan Cotton (Managing Director) and Craig Bobbie (Director – Business Development) attended the three day event from June 22-24.  A broad range of products and components were showcased, and top executives from all sides of the manufacturing and distribution industry were present.   Located in the beautiful English countryside in the Peak District National Park, near the town of Buxton, Hillhead is a ‘Working Quarry Show’, taking place outdoors in the Hillhead Quarry.   “Hillhead exceeded our expectations” stated Dan Cotton.  “We were able to forge some new relationships with key people at the event.  Particularly impressive was the attendance of some Canadian OEMs who serve the aggregate and mining Industries - and who are great customers of PTM”.  For more information about Hillhead please visit www.hillhead.com.  

June 2010

PTM Attends the PTDA Canadian Conference (Montreal, Quebec)

Robert Furneaux (President), Dan Cotton (Managing Director) and Craig Bobbie (Director - Business Development) had the pleasure of attending the PTDA Canadian Conference held in Montreal, Quebec.  On hand were executives and decision makers from distributors and manufacturers from around the world.   Held annually, the Canadian Conference is the Canadian market’s premier networking and educational event.   PTM had the pleasure of renewing old friendships, building new relationships and gaining valuable insight into the current state of the Canadian and global PT market.

April 2010

PTM Attends PTRA Annual Conference (Charleston, West Virginia)

Robert Furneaux (President) of PTM Industries had the pleasure of attending the PTRA annual summit in Charleston, West Virginia on April 11-14, 2010.   On hand were executives and decision makers from Manufacturers and Representative agencies from across North America.   The presentations, educational seminars and networking events were very valuable.  Held annually, the conference is the Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association’s premier event.   PTM has a strong historical ties to the PTRA, and recently ‘re-committed’ to being an active member of the organization.  

March, 2010

PTM Becomes MasterDrive’s Sales Representative & Distribution Centre For Eastern Canada

PTM is proud to announce, that effective March 2010, it will be acting as the Eastern Canadian sales representative and distribution centre for MasterDrive power transmission products. MasterDrive Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of sheaves and related components.

PTM has partnered with MasterDrive to warehouse a significant amount of MasterDrive’s inventory in its Toronto Distribution Centre for ‘same day’ shipment to customers.

Regarding this new partnership, Robert Furneaux (President of PTM) commented, “MasterDrive has become a significant player in providing sheaves and related components to the Canadian market. We are working closely with Peter Ackerman, MasterDrive’s Canadian Sales Director, to promote these outstanding products. As a major distributor of industrial belts and partner of one of the world’s largest belt manufacturers (MBL), this is a fantastic fit for both our organizations.”

Terry Schroeder (President of MasterDrive) stated, “We are excited to be working with PTM. Our Canadian sales are growing exponentially as the marketplace for sheaves evolves. With PTM, we now have both the sales and logistical capabilities in Eastern Canada to take our business to the next level.”

Established in 1984, PTM is Canada’s leading supplier of industrial power transmission, drive and motion control components. PTM serves an extensive distributor customer base from 2 regional distribution centres (Toronto and Calgary) and has sales offices in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal.

Headquartered in Wisconsin since 1998, MasterDrive is an established manufacturer and supplier of sheaves, bushings, couplings, hubs and other components. MasterDrive (www.masterdrives.com) serves the North American market from 9 regional warehouses, including PTM’s facility in Toronto.

For more information, visit PTM’s website at www.ptmindustries.com or contact Craig Bobbie (President) at (877) 625-2358 or cbobbie@ptmindustries.com. Sales inquiries can be directed to PTM’s Order Desk at (877) 625-2358 or sales@ptmindustries.com

January, 2010 

PTM Becomes National Sales Representative for Lafert’s SITI and Sacemi Product Lines

PTM is proud to announce that, effective immediately, it will be acting as the Canadian sales representative for Lafert North America’s ‘SITI’ and ‘Sacemi’ brand products. SITI is an established line of metric gearboxes, speed variators and motoinverters. Sacemi is a recognized leader in the manufacture of coolant and circulating pumps.

PTM will be working closely with Lafert and it’s regional distribution partners to increase sales and gain additional market share for these high-quality, Italian-made lines.

Regarding this new partnership, Robert Furneaux (President of PTM) commented, “SITI and Sacemi are superior brands. Lafert North America has chosen us as their national sales and marketing partner to further promote these outstanding products. We are thrilled we can now offer our customers an extensive line of metric gearboxes and pumps”.

Sean Hickey (President of Lafert North America) stated, “We are pleased to appoint PTM as our sales and marketing partner for both SITI and Sacemi products across Canada. PTM has a long and successful history of serving distributors with a broad range of related components. This is a perfect fit for our SITI and Sacemi brands.” 

Established in 1984, PTM is Canada’s leading supplier of industrial power transmission, drive and motion control components. PTM serves an extensive distributor customer base from 2 regional distribution centres (Toronto and Calgary) and has sales offices in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal.

Established in 1989, Lafert NA is the sole North American supplier of the Lafert IEC motor line, Sacemi pumps and SITI metric gearboxes. Lafert NA is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and serves it’s customers through 7 North American warehouses.

For more information, visit PTM’s website at www.ptmindustries.com or contact Craig Bobbie (Vice President) at (877) 625-2358 or  cbobbie@ptmindustries.com.

October 2009

PTM Attends Industry Summit (San Diego, California)

Dan Cotton (Managing Director) and Craig Bobbie (Director - Business Development) had the pleasure of attending the PTDA Executive Summit held in San Diego, California.  On hand were executives and decision makers from distributors and manufacturers from around the world.   The presentations, educational seminars and networking events were very valuable.  Held annually, the Industry Summit is the power transmission / motion control distribution industry’s premier networking and educational event.

Sept 2009

PTM and DESCH Drive Technology Announce Canadian Sales & Distribution Partnership

PTM Industries Inc. is proud to announce that effective September 1, 2009, PTM will act as the exclusive Canadian sales and distribution partner for DESCH’s range of ‘DPC Power Transmission Centre’ components.  DESCH’s DPC product range includes mini, elastic and rigid couplings, belt-drive components, greased plain bearings, hubs, motor slides and transmission components.   PTM will also partner with DESCH in developing their Clutch Technology and Planetary Gearbox product categories in the Canadian market.

Established in 1906, DESCH is a leading German manufacturer of drive technology components.   DESCH offers discerning customers innovative and customized system solutions along the entire transmission line.  DESCH is a market leader in Europe and is committed to strong growth in North America.
In announcing this new partnership, Robert Furneaux, PTM’s President commented: “DESCH is a ‘world-class’ company that is committed to growing their Canadian market share aggressively.    PTM’s sales, logistics and distributor focused business platform is a great fit for their organization.   We are thrilled to be working with DESCH”.

Established in 1984, PTM is Canada’s leading supplier of industrial power transmission, drive and automation components.   PTM serves a large distributor customer base from 2 regional distribution centres (Toronto and Calgary) and has sales offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. 

For more information, visit PTM’s website at www.ptmindustries.com or contact Robert Furneaux (President) at (877) 625-2358 or rfurneaux@ptmindustries.com.

April 2009

PTM Attends Hannover Fair (Hannover, Germany)

PTM once again had the privilege of attending the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany - the world’s largest exposition of Power Transmission and Motion Control products.   The PTM contingent spent several days meeting with global manufacturers, customers and industry executives.    As a key event in the Industrial Distribution business calendar, the Hannover Fair is a ‘must attend’ event for participants in the industrial power transmission marketplace.

March 2009

PTM and B&B Manufacturing Announce Canadian Sales and Distribution Partnership

PTM Industries is proud to announce that it is now the Canadian sales and distribution channel partner for B&B Manufacturing’s line of high quality components.  Located in Laporte, Indiana, B&B is U.S. manufacturer of drive products for power transmission and precision mechanical component applications.

November 2008

PTM Completes Alliance Partnership with Summit Agencies for Western Canada

Robert Furneaux (President, PTM Industries Inc.) and Robin Tetrault (President, Summit Agencies Inc.) are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic sales and marketing alliance partnership. Mr. Tetrault and Summit Agencies will represent select PTM products lines ‘in the field’ throughout Western Canada – namely British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Summit Agencies is based in Calgary with offices in Edmonton & Vancouver and has successfully served Western provincial markets since 1997.

Summit’s experience in mechanical power transmission and lubrication products include names such as: Dow Corning, G&G, Hilliard, Molykote, Nexen, Ogura, Peer, Ralphs-Puph, SafeWay and Winsmith.

October 2008

PTM Attends Mitsuboshi’s (MBL’S) 90th Anniversary Celebration (Kobe, Japan)

Daniel Cotton (Managing Director), Robert Furneaux (President) and Craig Bobbie (Director of Business Development) from PTM had the honour of attending MBL Belting’s 90th anniversary celebration in Kobe, Japan.  The event included meetings with MBLs top global executives, factory tours, product launches and a gala dinner and show featuring some of Asia’s biggest celebrities.   As MBL’s long-standing business partner in Canada, the PTM team was deeply honoured to be part of this historic event.   Established in 1919, MBL is one of the world’s largest and most successful belting and rubber products manufacturers.

October 2008

PTM Attends PTDA Industry Summit (Miami, Florida)

A contingent from PTM had the pleasure to attend the PTDA Executive Summit held in Miami Beach, Florida.  On hand were executives and decision makers from distributors and manufacturers from across North America.   The PTM team found the ‘Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange’ (MD-IDEX), presentations and networking opportunities highly useful.

August 2008

PTM Announces Canadian Inventory Stocking Partnership with Airtec Pneumatics, Inc. (Addison, Illinois)

PTM Industries is pleased to announce that we has now taken a significant Canadian inventory position in Airtec products to better serve the needs of Canadian distributors and OEM’s. To demonstrate our long-term commitment to the marketplace in the pneumatics field, PTM has elected to assume a meaningful stocking position to meet the growing demand for high-quality Canadian-based product. Airtec is a German-based precision manufacturer of world-class pneumatic controls for multi-market applications.

August 2008

PTM Completes Alliance Partnership with Techno-Rep, Inc. for Quebec & Eastern Canada

Robert Furneaux (President – PTM Industries Inc.) and Grant Oke (President – Techno-Rep, Inc.) are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic sales and marketing alliance. Mr. Oke and Techno-Rep will represent select PTM product lines ‘in the field’ throughout Quebec & Eastern Canada – namely New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador. Techno-Rep, Inc. is based in Saint-Lambert (Montreal), Quebec and has a strong established field presence in these provincial markets. They are well suited to strengthen PTM’s regional exposure and customer service performance. Grant is an accomplished, bilingual sales executive with 15 years experience in the power transmission and motion control industry. He joins PTM with an impressive history of experience with a host of leading companies which include:  Sumitomo Canada, Hansen Transmissions, Luftkin Industries and Ringspann Corporation.

July 2008

PTM Hosts Delegates from French Embassy Economic & Trade Commission (Toronto, Ontario)

PTM Industries was selected by the Trade Attaché with the French Economic & Trade Commission for the Embassy of France to help promote French exports and to assist French companies in establishing business partnerships in Canada. Dan Cotton (Managing Director - PTM) and Craig Bobbie (Director of Business Development – PTM) had the sincere pleasure of hosting a number of foreign delegates looking to market their product lines across Canada. The PTM organization has a long history of working with and on behalf of global manufacturers and successfully taking their innovative products to the Canadian marketplace.

June 2008

PTM launches Unique Belting Website for MBL’s 90th Anniversary (www.industrialbelts.ca)

As a long-standing Canadian business partner with Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (MBL), PTM felt a special promotion (beneficial to virtually every industry and market segment) was a unique way to help them celebrate their 90th anniversary. To honour their remarkable milestone, PTM launched a new website (www.industrialbelts.ca) to provide distributors and OEM’s the opportunity to experience the engineered benefits of the MBL brand and take advantage of significant discounts on a wide selection of MBL belts for a limited time. Distributors and OEM’s can now access special pricing ‘right on the web’ - with the variety and quantity of products changing weekly. Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. has been a leading global manufacturer of ‘high-performance, high-precision and high-quality’ belting products since 1919.

May 2008

PTM Participates in Airtec Pneumatics, Inc. Spring Product Training (Addison, Illinois)

Robert Furneaux (President - PTM Industries Inc.) and Joseph Johnson (Director of Business Development - Automation Supply) joined other North American distributor organizations for a 2-day product training and business networking session presented by Airtec USA’s Sales & Management team in Addison, Illinois. Airtec is a German-based precision manufacturer of world-class pneumatic controls. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTM Industries Inc., Automation Supply Inc. (based in Kitchener, Ontario) specializes in pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical products and related services. PTM’s senior management participation was part of their strategic expansion into the Canadian pneumatic marketplace.

May 2008

PTM Attends PTDA Canadian Industry Summit (Whistler, British Columbia.)

PTM participated in the well-attended 3-day PTDA Canadian Conference held in Whistler, British Columbia. It was another prime opportunity for the PTM team to network with national and international manufacturers, customers and industry executives. The industry-specific education forums and market briefings provided for an exceptional experience for the entire PTM delegation.

April 2008

PTM Appoints New Director of Finance & Administration

Robert Furneaux  (President-PTM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Odrowski to the position of ‘Director – Finance & Administration’ effective April 7, 2008.  “Ms. Odrowski’s addition to our management team strengthens the leadership of our organization in a number of key functional areas and addresses many of the challenges associated with our aggressive growth and development initiatives,” said Mr. Furneaux.

Ms. Odrowski is an accomplished executive with a strong background in finance, I.T., and process administration. She joins us with an impressive and relevant history with a host of leading companies which include: Assa Abloy Canada, Catalina Lighting, Wilkinson Foods International, Organic Meadow / OntarBio Organic Farmers Cooperative, Petro-Canada, Airboss of America and Spectral Diagnostics.  Cheryl will lead our Finance and Administration Group in addition to assuming full responsibility for PTM’s I.T. and Human Resources.  PTM Industries continues its strategic realignment process as part of its next phase of expansion within the North American motion control component marketplace. PTM is Canada’s leading supplier of motion control, drive and automation components – serving ‘multi-line’ distributors and OEM’s since 1984.

March 2008

PTM Attends 2008 IFPE (Las Vegas, Nevada)

PTM attended the International Power Transmission Exposition (IFPE) in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Craig Bobbie, PTM's Director of Business Development, and Dan Cotton, PTM's Managing Director, met with manufacturers, customers and industry executives. "The show was a great success" commented Craig Bobbie. "We identified several new potential business partners and renewed some great relationships”.   The IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to power transmission and motion control technologies.

March 2008

Daniel Cotton Appointed as Managing Director

Robert Furneaux (President-PTM Industries) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Cotton to the position of Managing Director. Dan’s role at PTM will focus on strategic planning and business development. "I'm thrilled to join the PTM team at this exciting stage of the company's development," stated Dan. "My family has been involved with PTM since 1984, the year the company was founded. I'm proud to carry on that tradition. I'm looking forward to working closely with PTM in my capacity as Managing Director."  Dan is a graduate of the University of Guelph and holds both Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations.

January 2008

PTM Completes Acquisition of Automation Supply Inc.

PTM Industries Inc., Canada’s leading supplier of motion control, drive and automation components announced that it has completed the acquisition of Automation Supply Inc..   Designed to expand PTM’s reach within its existing distributor base and offer new distributors programs of significant depth and value, PTM will draw up product lines from ASI which are best suited for national representation at the distributor level. ASI gains access to a new portfolio of high quality ‘best-in-class’ mechanical product categories and the opportunity to provide it’s growing customer base an even broader array of industrial solutions.   “The synergies between our two companies have been growing for months. The addition of ASI to our corporate family is a significant step forward towards achieving our growth and development objectives”, said Robert Furneaux, (President-PTM Industries Inc.). “With the rapid changes underway within the industrial distribution marketplace, our business model is the right strategy to meet the needs of all our valued partners.”

November 2007

Craig Bobbie Appointed Director of Business Development 

Robert Furneaux  (President-PTM Industries Inc.),  is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Bobbie to the position of ‘Director – Business Development’.  Craig will continue to lead the management of customer relationships in addition to his role as Manager of our Call Centre activities and personnel.  His focus will now be more defined in the key area of ‘business development’.    PTM is currently undergoing a strategic realignment as part of its next phase of aggressive development and expansion in the North American Power transmission component marketplace. PTM’s mission is to be our manufacturing partner’s ‘premier distribution channel’ and our client’s ‘first source’ of product supply.

October 2007

Robert Furneaux Appointed President

PTM Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Furneaux to the position of President, effective October 1, 2007.    Mr. Furneaux is an accomplished executive with a strong background in distribution, operations and sales management.  His career tenure includes positions as Director / Vice President - Operations with Weston Forest Group, a $200M global forest products distributor and one of Canada's ' 50 Best Managed Private Companies';  General Manager – Ontario with CanWel Building Materials Income Fund, a $1B national sales, marketing, and logistics services organization;  Operations Director and Regional Sales Director with Pella Hunt Corporation, Canada's premier manufacturer and supplier of residential and light commercial building products.  Mr. Furneaux will focus on the growth, development and diversity of the company as it approaches it’s 25-year anniversary. 

August 2007

PTM Becomes Stocking Distributor of Drives Chain

PTM is proud to announce a new partnership with Drives Incorporated.  Based in Fulton, Illinois, Drives Inc. is a leading American manufacturer of standard and custom chain products. PTM is now stocking a large inventory of Drives chain available for immediate shipment. Key chain categories available are: ANSI Precision Roller Chain, Pintle Chain, Agricultural Conveyor Chain, Engineering Class Chain, Oil Field Roller Chain, and Auger products. All are available in a variety of configurations and materials including stainless steel.

June 2007

PTM Attends Hannover Fair (Hannover, Germany)

PTM attended the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany - the world’s largest exposition of Power-Transmission and Motion Control products.  Craig Bobbie, PTM's Director of Business Development, and Dan Cotton, PTM's Director, met with global manufacturers, customers and industry executives. "The show was a great success" commented Craig Bobbie. "We identified several new potential business partners and renewed some great relationships. We hope to be making several significant announcements in the near future as a result of attending the show".

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