Wajax Equipment

The Wajax Equipment Story is one of successful diversification from its modest beginning in 1858 as a small mechanical equipment repair shop to its present cutting-edge position in several industrial sectors. Over the years, Wajax Equipment has excelled at developing its expertise by consistently applying high standards of quality and service in every one of its sectors of activity. At Wajax Equipment we are constantly seeking new opportunities to put our expertise to work. Today, Wajax Equipment has evolved into a multi-line distributor of heavy equipment, with additional business ventures involving industrial components and diesel engines. Nationally, Wajax represents one of the largest dealer networks in Canada, boasting over 117 branch locations and 2300 employees.

Company details

#30, 26313 Township Road 531A , Acheson , Alberta T7X 5A3 Canada

Locations Served

Our Manufacturers

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

The Wajax Equipment Story is one of successful diversification from its modest beginning in 1858 as a small mechanical equipment repair shop to its present cutting-edge position in several industrial sectors. Over the years, Wajax Equipment has excelled at developing its expertise by consistently applying high standards of quality and service in every one of its sectors of activity.

At Wajax Equipment we are constantly seeking new opportunities to put our expertise to work. Today, Wajax Equipment has evolved into a multi-line distributor of heavy equipment, with additional business ventures involving industrial components and diesel engines. Nationally, Wajax represents one of the largest dealer networks in Canada, boasting over 117 branch locations and 2300 employees.

Wajax Equipment operates within many industrial sectors with a dedicated team of specially trained Sales and Product Support Representatives to serve you. This ensures that Wajax Equipment has the specialized and focused expertise to service your needs to provide timely and practical solutions to meet your needs.

Much more than equipment. As a leading distributor of heavy equipment in Canada, our mission is to advise and supply industrial, commercial and public-utility companies with the products that best suit their needs and allow them to carry out their work with maximum efficiency. 

Wajax Equipment distributes the best-known brands on the market and clients have the option of buying, renting or leasing the equipment they require.

Complete customer satisfaction is our first and foremost priority. We do everything we can to meet customer needs and expectations. To achieve this we rely on the competence and involvement of each of our employees, especially our highly reliable Parts & Service Department, who strive to provide the highest quality service and to be the leader in Product Support. 

In order to deliver our mission we apply the following service standards:

  • Consideration 
  • Professional Advice
  • Proactivity 
  • Flexibility 
  • Ease 
  • Respecting our commitment

Wajax is a leading Canadian distributor and service support provider which carries on operations through three core businesses: Equipment, Power Systems and Industrial Components. With a combined network of over 117 branches across Canada, these businesses sell to and service a customer base that includes companies working in the natural resources, construction, manufacturing, industrial processing, and utilities markets.

Beginnings:

In 2008, Wajax Equipment celebrated its 150th anniversary. As one of the oldest businesses in Canada Wajax Equipment has played an active role in the development of the country’s infrastructure. The roots of the Fund trace back to 1858 when B.J. Coghlin opened a blacksmith shop in Montreal. The smithy operation in due course gave way to the manufacture of springs for carriages and later for railcars. Coghlin’s business continued to grow steadily and, in 1954, it acquired its first mobile equipment subsidiary. From that point onward, until diversification strategies were conceived and developed in the late 1960s and thereafter, the primary focus of the business became the selling and servicing of mobile equipment. Significant diversifications occurred in 1968 and 1978, respectively, when the first Power Systems and Industrial Components businesses were acquired.

The Wajax Corporation 150th anniversary book <link to PDF> details the histories of each core business and how they came together to form what is now known as Wajax Corporation.

 

Rebranding:

September 15, 2011, Wajax Equipment Corporation unveiled new brands for its three key divisions, further strengthening the Corporation's national identity.

The newly rebranded divisions include:

• Wajax Power Systems – This division combines Waterous Power Systems, DDACE Power Systems, and the recently acquired Harper Power Products. Its 28 branches distribute engines, transmissions and related products.

• Wajax Industrial Components – Formerly known as Kinecor and its Peacock division, this division’s 58 branches distribute, service and repair industrial components including bearings, power transmission parts, hydraulics, process equipment and automation technologies.

• Wajax Equipment – Wajax Equipment Industries receives this updated brand name throughout its 34 branches, which reflects the division’s role as the nation’s largest multi-line distributor of equipment.