Co-Van International Trucks announced that its name will be changing to Harbour International Trucks. “This name unites three companies — Co-Van, Cascadia and Westlang — into one cohesive group,” says Rob Owen, general manager of the British Columbia-based company. “Our locations in Coquitlam, Nanaimo and Langley, combined with our strong group of associate dealers, give us extensive customer support facilities throughout Southwestern British Columbia.”
Owen says the company also is relocating and expanding its Surrey facility in September. This switch in the Port Kells area allows for significant expansion from the previous facility, he says; the move will take operations in this area from five bays to 14, with similar levels of expansion for all departments.
Owen says the Port Kells area of Langley/Surrey has become the focal point for the commercial trucking industry in Greater Vancouver. The ongoing Gateway project ties in a number of new transportation routes into this area, which will increase traffic at the new location, he says. Some of the projects have been started in advance of the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver to benefit both the commercial and general transportation needs of the region, Owen says.