The elements of ideal timing, sound family management, and progressive response to the growing industrial supply needs of the Golden Horseshoe area have elevated S.B. Simpson Group from limited beginnings to a full-service distributor over the past half century.
S.B. Simpson Group has grown steadily since January 1960, when founder Stewart B. Simpson and his wife Maxine commenced sales from the basement of their home in Aldershot, Ontario. Stew Simpson brought a sales background in saws and cutting tools to his fledgling venture, and the addition of other industrial and general product lines soon attracted a widening clientele. Within five years, the business warranted relocation to larger quarters and became one of the first occupants of Burlington’s Progress Industrial Park. Initially without even street access, the original 1,200 square-foot building was erected in 1965 and has since been extended several times.
The company’s reputation for service was further enhanced with the opening of the Mississauga branch in 1977 and the acquisition of the Oakville location in 1986. A series of acquisitions ensued in the late 1990’s which saw S.B. Simpson locations developed in Oshawa, Stratford, Owen Sound and a new subsidiary, Systematic Fluid Power acquired in Kitchener and London. In recent years, S.B. Simpson has grown with additional acquisitions in Peterborough, Brampton and even Montreal. This continuing expansion has added to the company’s market share and clearly established S.B. Simpson Group as a major distributor in Southern Ontario where industrial, commercial and institutional customers purchase a virtually unlimited selection of industrial products including maintenance and production supplies, motion control components and automation systems. SB Simpson Burlington Office
Today, the flourishing business is still owned and headed by the Simpson family along with a qualified Group Management Team who lead a total work force of over 90 competent employees. They are assisted by complex computer monitoring that co-ordinate the flow of stock from S.B. Simpson Group’s network of warehouses and distribution centres to markets throughout Southern Ontario and Montreal.