Irwin expands Ontario HQ and service offering
April 15, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 15, 2018 – Canadian distributor Irwin Industrial says it is expanding its headquarters and workforce and enhancing its supply chain solutions offering as a result of its recent growth.
A 30-per-cent expansion is planned for the company’s Aurora, Ont., headquarters, which will include demonstration and staging areas for Smart Supply Solutions, a franchised brand showroom, a work cell for value-added assembly and kitting, as well as increased warehouse area.
Debuted earlier this year, the Irwin Intelligent Bin (I2B) systems automatically detects low individual-item inventory levels and sends alerts, describes Irwin, saying that this eliminates the need for counting trips, safety-stock, emergency orders and line-down situations.
I2B is part of Irwin’s Smart Supply Solutions, spearheaded by Richard Michaud who has assessed, implemented, and managed dozens of replenishment programs at automotive, aerospace and electronic equipment manufacturers. Michaud joined the team in March 2018, and brings a wealth of experience in business development, technical sales and product management, says the company.
Established in 1970, Irwin Industrial is an ISO9000 supplier of electro-mechanical components and fasteners with warehouses in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New York.