Detectamet, UK, announced plans to open a new sales and distribution center in Ottawa, Canada, effective April 1.

“After four successful years in the U.S., operating out of Richmond, Va., we have identified Canada as the next phase in our global expansion plan,” says Helen Morrison, group managing director. “Canadian sales have grown to account for a significant contribution of the U.S. turnover, and with a heavy food manufacturing presence in Canada, it makes sense to open a site there, so we can service the market more effectively. This will also allow our U.S. side to concentrate on growth in their core market, allowing for a more efficient sales and supply chain for the rest of the North, Central and Southern American continents.”

Leo Wild was appointed Canada’s sales manager.

“Food safety is of global paramount importance, and we continue to educate the food industry in how to avoid unnecessary foreign body contamination risks,” says Wild. “All our products are developed with this in mind, and we offer a wide range of detectable products for use in food processing environments, from stationery through to handling equipment, knives, PPE and engineering products. Our customers know we are the one-stop shop for detectable products.”