• April 15th, 2014

AIL International aligns with Algonquin Bridge to grow exclusive Canadian distributorship of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges.

AIL International aligns with Algonquin Bridge to grow exclusive Canadian distributorship of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges.

AIL International Inc. is entering into an agreement with Mabey Bridge Limited and Algonquin Bridge to grow the exclusive distributorship of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges for the Canadian sales and rental markets.

AIL International, with its affiliates in The AIL Group of Companies, Atlantic Industries Limited and Big R Bridge, are major suppliers of bridge and infrastructure solutions throughout North America and internationally.

Mike Wilson, President of AIL International, added, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Graham Wilkinson and his Algonquin Bridge team to work with AIL International in this endeavour. Together, we offer a substantial range of bridges and engineering/construction services for both temporary and permanent applications.”

Mabey Bridge Limited is the world’s leading manufacturer of modular panel bridges and a specialist supplier of high quality steel bridging, infrastructure, wind turbine towers and heavy plated structural steelwork to markets across the globe. The company’s history can be traced back to 1849 and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Mabey Panel Bridge Systems are the most widely used modular bridge system in the world; in common use with governments, military forces and private sector companies. Comprising a standard set of pre-engineered components, this popular pre-fabricated bridge system has a heritage stretching back to the original Bailey Bridge System from World War II.

“We are delighted to welcome AIL International Inc. as the Canadian distributor of Mabey Bridge’s modular bridging systems”, said Chris Droogan, CEO of Mabey Bridge Limited. “Canada is an important territory for Mabey Bridge and one with a great potential for growth, so we are pleased to have a partner as well established and capable as AIL International working with the Algonquin team to further build on the strong presence Mabey Bridge has already established in Canada. This key appointment underlines the strength of our strategy to grow our international business by partnering with companies that share our high professional and ethical standards.”

Ontario-based Algonquin Bridge has nearly two decades of experience as a major manufacturer and provider of bridges in Canada. Their exclusive distributorship for the sale and rental of Mabey Modular Panel Bridges has been a key part of their success.

Graham Wilkinson, President of Algonquin Bridge commented, “This alliance dramatically increases our potential to strengthen our product offering to our valued customers throughout Canada with AIL’s resources and coast-to-coast network.”

The new distributorship agreement takes effect immediately.

The AIL Group of Companies