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Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue Nov 14, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. – Truma Corp. has announced its partnership with Atlas Trailer Coach Products Ltd, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, as its first national RV parts distributor.
Atlas will carry the Truma AquaGo for aftermarket sales to its dealer members and is available for purchase through the online parts catalogue, www.atlastrailer.com. It will also be listed in the upcoming 2018 catalogue.
“We have maintained a direct to dealer model for the last four years,” Truma Senior Vice President of Business Development Mark Howlett says. “After visiting with Atlas several times in Calgary and at various shows throughout the past few years, we felt Atlas and their team embodied similar values and were open to a partnership which would allow Truma to maintain a close relationship with the dealers. Customer service is still paramount to us and ensuring our equipment is installed and operating correctly is critical to the end customers experience.”
Truma will continue to provide direct technical training to dealers, both hands on and through call centers.
“As we have continued to expand our market presence as standard equipment in Luxury RVs, we have seen an increased awareness from dealers in Canada and inquiries from RV owners to upgrade their vehicles with a Truma AquaGo instant water heater,” Howlett says. “With Atlas as a partner we will be able reach those consumers. We will be attending the RVDA Trouble-Shooter Clinic in Toronto in December and a training event at Okanagan College in Kelowna, British Columbia, in January with hands-on technical training for dealer technicians. Awareness has spiked over the last year, and we feel Atlas is the right partner for us in Canada.”
“We are excited to bring new technologies, innovation and quality products to our customer base,” Atlas General Manager Art Tischer says. “We have been in business since 1970 and being family run, like Truma, was definitely a determining factor. This partnership allows Atlas to focus on our core competencies of distribution, sales and marketing programs and leverage our relationships across the Canadian RV Dealer market.”
Atlas Trailer Coach operates four distribution warehouses in Vancouver, Calgary, London and Montreal and ensures drastically reduced shipping times while managing the import process. Truma will be participating in The Atlas Niagara Festival 2018 Buying Show, Nov. 14-15 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.