(December 5, 2019) — Maxquip has announced that it has acquired the assets of Canso Auto. Canso Auto is a company in Toronto Ontario that specializes in converting cars and trucks to run on auto propane. The company was started by Rudy Grant in the year 2000.

Maxquip INVESTS in ONTARIO AUTOGAS PROPANE MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF CANSO AUTO reports BPN the propane industry's leading source for news since 1939. Dec 03 2019This is an investment into an industry that Maxquip is very passionate about. It provides Maxquip with a greater ability to not only be a wholesaler of auto propane conversion solutions, but the additional capability of being an installer in the Toronto market. Having conversion facilities in Winnipeg, Surrey and now Toronto allows Maxquip to better understand and improve on the conversion experience, and to develop new technologies for the ever-changing automotive sector.

Cameron Stewart, President and CEO of Maxquip says “We believe there are significant opportunities to help grow the use of auto propane in the Toronto area in a sustainable manner. We are pleased to have the opportunity to invest our resources in this sector. It is an exciting time for the industry and Maxquip is proud to be a part of it.”

With a strong focus on reducing greenhouse gases, today more than ever is when auto propane comes shining through as an inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative fuel. Compared to other fuels, propane’s utilization helps to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.

“Very happy to be part of an organization that is always looking forward and investing in businesses and technologies that are making a difference. With this acquisition, it strengthens our presence in the alternative fuels market and assists us in providing more green energy solutions to our customers,” says Willie Stephen, VP Pacific Region, who is based out of the Surrey Maxquip branch as he shares his excitement regarding the addition of Canso.

Rudy Grant is a veteran of the auto propane industry. His involvement spans over 43 years, multiple changes in technologies and thousands of satisfied customers.

Maxquip would like to thank Rudy Grant for this opportunity to carry on the Canso Auto legacy and the first-rate reputation he has built over his career. He has been a long-time valuable member of the propane autogas industry, and a valued partner to Maxquip. The Maxquip team also extends a warm welcome to the Canso Auto staff as they join our family. We look forward to the experience and knowledge they will contribute. On behalf of everyone at Maxquip, we wish Rudy all the best in his future endeavours.