Canadian Manufacturing

Consumer products maker moving into new Brantford, Ont., digs

Koolatron moving into new 70,000-sq.ft. facility in Brantford, Ont., expanding N.Y. warehouse



BRANTFORD, Ont.—Canadian consumer products maker Koolatron Corp. is moving into a new 70,000-sq.ft. plant in Brantford, Ont., where it will make a range of goods including its 12-volt coolers.

Manufacturing, product development and warehousing operations will soon run out of the newly-purchased 70,000-sq.ft. facility in Brantford, near Hamilton, Ont.

At peak production, Koolatron said the facility will employ as many as 80 people, 20 more than it employs at its current 50,000-sq.ft. facility in the city.

As part of its expansion, Koolatron will also open an on-site factory outlet store where it will sell a range of its products, including 12-volt coolers, snow brushes and floor mats, as well as wine fridges.

“It’s an important move for us because our business keeps expanding with new product lines and new global sales opportunities,” Koolatron president Arun Kulkarni said in a statement.

Operations at the new plant are slated to begin in August.

A company spokesperson said injection molding and vacuum forming firm Concept Plastics Ltd. will move into the existing Koolatron facility.

The company is also expanding its warehouse in Batavia, N.Y., adding 20,000 sq.ft. to push its total footprint to 45,000 sq.ft.

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