Camso is completing the expansion of its Shawinigan, Québec, manufacturing facility to support the demand of its new Camso DTS 129 product, the dirt-to-snow bike conversion track system.
Camso is growing its Shawinigan facility footprint by 25 percent and its manufacturing capacity by 50 percent by adding a new assembly line following a wholehearted response from powersports enthusiasts over the new Camso DTS 129.
“In addition to adding an assembly line and increasing our workforce, best-in-class LEAN manufacturing practices were also implemented,” said Emmanuelle Beaudry, plant executive director for powersports at Camso. “This is our second expansion, with the first being in 2011 to support our ATV and UTV track systems business growth when we moved into a new larger facility.”
Camso announced the DTS 129 to the market in the spring of 2016, with availability to riders through its established network of thousands of powersports dealers worldwide in fall 2016. Start-up of the new assembly line was as planned, and by mid-November the added production capacity was able to serve Camso business model of same day shipments on daily orders. Final touches on the facility were completed at the end of January.