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The Canadian Business Journal
growth, maturity and end-of-life phases of man-
ufacturing services.
“We are targeting companies that are the
right size for us,” says Gehl. “From the product
standpoint, we build the highest-end tech-
nology out there, and some components we
manufacture may cost as much as $20,000 per
piece, so the OEMs are looking for true flawless
quality. And the quality is certainly something
that drives companies toward us, and the fact
that we are here in North America is certainly a
great advantage.”
“We are working with a number of compa-
nies that used to manufacture in Asia or Mexico,
and had decided to bring the manufacturing
back to America. This is a kind of a sweet spot
for us, with Canadian and also U.S. based cli-
ents,” says Marjory Craw-Ivanco, Vice President
Operations.
While Urtech serves clients across North
America, Gehl plans to expand and open a
facility in the U.S. later this year. “I believe it’s
important to be present and have a footprint
where we sell our products. We are looking to
grow our manufacturing in the U.S., and maybe
even branch out into other manufacturing such
as plastics and metals.”
The company is also launching the
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