Ontario Export Awards finalist profile: Koolatron
Koolatron was named a finalist for the Consumer Products & Technology award at the 2014 Ontario Export Awards
Location: Brantford, Ont.
Year Established: 1983
Company Description: Koolatron Corp. is a proudly Canadian manufacturer and distributor of 12-volt thermoelectric and refrigeration products.
A focus on innovative products and targeted efforts to seek new market opportunities in the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Europe has led to a nearly 40 per cent increase in export sales since 2010.
Top Export Markets: the United States, Mexico, Poland, France
Finalist Bona Fides: In 2010 Koolatron expanded its base business from 12-volt portable coolers to include more than 100 unique products.
It designed, manufactured and distributed a series of new portable coolers with custom applications, more than a dozen different compressor and thermoelectric wine cellars, and a range of Coca-Cola branded personal fridges.
Its products are now sold to customers in more than 30 countries.