BPT appointed John Deere service dealer
Power systems dealer for mining OEMs
BPT Parts & Components Inc., best known as a Clark and Dana powertrain supplier, has become a John Deere Power Systems service dealer for Ontario, authorized to sell and service John Deere axles, engines and transmissions, as well as Funk powertrain components for non-John Deere equipment.
In the works since meeting with John Deere representatives at MINExpo 2012, the dealership offers original equipment manufacturers of mining equipment in Sudbury and elsewhere in Ontario a more direct source for parts, components and service.
With BPT in the picture, smaller OEMs such as Marcotte Mining Machinery Services, RDH Mining Equipment and Walden Equipment won’t have to stock as many parts and components as they have in the past and will have convenient access to fully trained technicians for repairs and rebuilds.
Founded in Sudbury in the early ’80s by Ken Burgess, BPT is now led by sons Miles and Mark Burgess, and son-in-law Tim Edwards. The company has its corporate headquarters in Sudbury and a parts warehouse and rebuild centre in Mississauga. It also operates a service truck to do onsite repairs.
The Mississauga location is key to BPT’s primary business as a supplier of Clark and Dana parts and components because of its proximity to the U.S. and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Between its warehouse and repair centre, it has 18,000 square feet of space and millions of dollars worth of parts and components for torque converters, transmissions and axles in inventory, including $3 million alone in Dana parts on the shelves.
“We ship to the U.S. daily,” said Miles Burgess, who heads up the Mississauga operations. “If we receive an order by 2 pm, we can have it into the U.S. the same day for delivery the following day.” The company also ships Clark/Dana parts to the Middle East, South America, South Africa and Europe, serving the mining, construction, forestry and oil and gas industries.
“There aren’t many countries we haven’t sold to,” said Burgess.
Fast turnaround and having inventory on the shelf account for BPT’s competitive advantage, said Edwards, who oversees sales at the company’s headquarters in Sudbury.
“When a unit is broken, they want to get it going yesterday,” he said.
Exports, driven over the years by its presence at trade shows such as MINExpo, now account for up to 50 per cent of BPT’s revenue.
BPT is also a Carraro axle and transmission dealer for Canada and an AxleTech International dealer.
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