Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attended NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada’s gala celebration late last month at the Omni King Edward hotel in Toronto. The celebration took place to mark NTN’s 50th year of operations in Canada and the 100th anniversary of its founding as a global brand.
Prime Minister Trudeau met privately with Takako Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Toronto, Hazel McCallion, former mayor of Mississauga, Hiroshi Ohkubo, President, NTN Corporation, and Paul Meo, CEO and President, NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada. The Prime Minister then made his way to the celebration event, where he addressed the audience recognizing the contributions NTN Corporation has made to the community and acknowledged NTN as a great example of global success and international investment in trade.
“We are so proud of this milestone,” said Paul Meo, CEO and President, NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada. “NTN has achieved 50 years of steady growth in the Canadian market and 10 decades of global innovation. Our longevity is a credit to our employees, whose dedication and commitment are key to our competitiveness.”
NTN was established in Canada in 1968 to help support local sales and manufacturing of NTN bearings in the Canadian market. NTN is the world third largest bearing manufacturing and has over 68 plants globally.
“NTN is a leading example of a long standing Japanese manufacturer in Mississauga that continues to introduce new innovative products to Canada,” said McCallion adding that “the 100th anniversary of NTN’s founding is a tremendous milestone achieved in the competitive world of global business.”
According to Paul Meo, NTN’s company vision is “to transform into Canada’s leader of the ultimate bearing customer experience…beyond supplying world-class bearings, our purpose centers on servicing our customers by anticipating their needs, creating solutions and providing the highest level of service.”
NTN has range of bearings, constant velocity joints, and other precision industrial and automotive equipment. It provides bearing services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training.
“NTN’s impressive history of building strong industry relationships has contributed to the success of many companies world-wide, including Wajax,” said Justin Warren, Vice-President Marketing, Wajax. “We congratulate NTN for their 50 years of service to Canadian industries and for reaching the impressive milestone of 100 years in operation.”
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