Trailcon Leasing buys Stewart Trailers

by MM&D Online Staff

BRAMPTON, Ontario—Trailcon Leasing Inc, a trailer rental, leasing, service and dedicated fleet maintenance provider, has strengthened its presence in western Canada with the acquisition of Stewart Trailers, one of the largest welding, mobile service and trailer repair facilities in the Greater Vancouver Area.

With this latest acquisition in British Columbia, Trailcon continues along its planned path of expansion. Two years ago, Trailcon purchased Calgary-based Hubs Trailer Service, a move that Trailcon President Alan Boughton said began to change the landscape of fleet leasing and support services in Canada’s western provinces.

“Our mission was to fully integrate Hubs into the Trailcon business model while retaining all the Hubs customers and employees,” he said. “Once we accomplished this, we proceeded with a new acquisition that fit well with Trailcon’s long-term progression.”

Boughton also said that Trailcon will bring all of the advancements it has made in using technology to improve service and combine those with the existing talent and strong customer base already in place at Stewart Trailers.

Stewart Trailers is located on what has become Vancouver’s busiest truck artery – the South Fraser Perimeter Road, just north of the Trans-Canada Highway on Highway 17. Originally known as Stewart’s Welding and Mobile Repairs, it was founded in 1960 by George and Doris Stewart.

The company was purchased by Randy Drake in 1981, who changed the name to Stewart Trailers.

Drake moved to a larger facility in Burnaby in 1995 and then to the current facility in Surrey, which features 18,500 square feet of shop space, a 4,000-square-foot office building and 15 bays on three acres of land.

Five additional acres are available for future expansion. Stewart Trailers employs 15, including 12 licensed shop and mobile mechanics who can repair and maintain trailers and temperature controlled units.