Camoplast Solideal, the Canadian manufacturer of tires, tracks and track systems for off-road vehicles, has changed its name to Camso. The fast-growing company, which has seen sales rise from about $95 million to more than $1 billion in the past seven
years, says it’s now the second-largest maker of specialty tires and tracks for off-road vehicles and equipment.
In a news release on the name change, Camso notes that the market it serves represents 11 percent of the global tire and track market. By focusing all of its efforts on that segment, company officials say, they’ve been able to identify customers’ specific needs and develop products specifically to meet those challenges.
“One might think that producing on-road and off-road tires are one and the same, but this simply isn’t the case,” says Pierre Marcouiller, chairman and CEO of the company. “This has driven Camso to constantly reinvent itself. Our people take the time to understand the multitude of constraints and challenges that machine operators experience.”
Camso works closely with original equipment manufacturers such as Toyota, Caterpillar, John Deere and BRP, as well as several distribution networks. The company has approximately 7,500 employees in 27 countries. It has four research and development facilities, 24 manufacturing plants and operates an international distribution network in more than 100 countries.