Louis Payeur, the founder of Motrec, built the first vehicle in his garage. That was in 1988. This robust carrier was delivered to a heavy equipment manufacturer where it performed so well that word got around. It didn’t stop there. Requests for new vehicles that could perform a growing variety of tasks continued to foster the innovation and capabilities of our company. We have been busy ever since, building a wide array of vehicles that we are proud to call our own.
Since our beginning we haven’t looked back, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t remember where we came from. Every hand built vehicle we make for you is crafted with the same attention to quality, performance and reliability as our first one. Just two years after our first delivery, the North American auto manufacturers came knocking. They were looking for equipment to meet the demanding environment of just-in-time manufacturing assembly lines. We continue to build fleets of vehicles for all of the big auto manufacturers today.
Motrec built a new factory in 1998 to meet growing demand, and put the latest manufacturing equipment into it along with the best KAIZEN and lean manufacturing practices incorporated into our processes. We achieved significant increases in output, jumping from several hundred to over 2000 vehicles per year with the new facilities and processes.
2001 saw Motrec’s entry into the European market with the launch of the GT series vehicles - the best-looking personnel transporter out there. It combines all of the ruggedness and durability of all of our other vehicles and it delivers on European technical specifications and workplace regulations.
In 2011 Motrec moved forward under new ownership and the leadership of businessman, Blair McIntosh, renewing a commitment to quality and innovation and to maintain its leadership position in the industrial vehicle sector with the most complete range of electric industrial vehicles and tow tractors in the industry. Motrec International Inc. is one of those crown jewels that has enjoyed tremendous success worldwide and which is now poised to enter into a new customer-driven growth mode.
The Motrec line of vehicles is built by dedicated individuals with a true interest in helping your enterprise succeed. We have the best-built vehicles in the market - you just have to look under the hood. You'll see Motrec vehicles hard at work in the service corridors of air terminals, hospitals and industrial complexes. Give us a call and find out what we can do to for your enterprise. Our people are exceptional. Our vehicles are exceptional. Our service is exceptional.
What Motrec set in motion 23 years ago that began with great creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and quality, has developed into one of the most innovative and trusted brand names in the industry. The Motrec success story continues to be built on superior craftsmanship, strong employee dedication and a commitment to designing, engineering and manufacturing the widest range of durable, robust and reliable electric industrial & commercial vehicles and tow tractors in the industry.