Werner Co., a manufacturer and distributor of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories, is expanding into the Canadian marketplace. Through its acquisition of Knaack LLC, a manufacturer of jobsite, truck and van storage equipment, Werner now offers an extensive CSA-approved products for home improvement enthusiasts and professional contractors in Canada.
"We are thrilled to be selling our products to the Canadian market and retailers and distributors are seeing increased demand for our product portfolio," said Daniel Hadcock, director of sales at Werner Access Products Canada. "Werner develops product advancements for end users based on specific applications to suit their needs and we look forward to gaining product insight from the Canadian market to further improve our offering."
The 60-year-old company, which has factories in North America, Europe and Asia, has developed several innovative products, including:
- Lock-In Accessories: Lock-In System™ features accessories (ladder tops, paint shelves, can hold tools, small parts and paint buckets) that "lock in" to the top of specially-designed stepladders eliminating the need for multiple trips up and down the ladder.
- Equalizer: The Equalizer™ extension ladder has adjustable legs that neutralize uneven ground on any jobsite.
- Tripod Ladders: This three-legged design fits into tight work areas. It features a fully-braced front section; molded external rail shields; and a convenient spreader handle design that improves setup and makes the ladder easier to transport.
As part of its entry into the Canadian market, it is introducing an easy to navigate website located at http://www.canada.wernerco.com. The website features complete product information, how-to videos and filters to compare products, find retailers and select the right ladder.
Brands available from Werner include Werner®, Green Bull®, Abru® and other licensed brands as well as the KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD® brands.