Hitachi Capital Canada
An important financing agreement with Girardin Blue Bird
Friday October 27, 2017 – Published by Hitachi Capital Canada
Last April, Hitachi Capital Canada (HCC) entered a financing agreement with the buses manufacturer Girardin Blue Bird. Everyone at Hitachi Capital Canada is proud to collaborate with this star manufacturer from the province of Quebec.
Girardin Blue Bird manufactures and distributes commercial buses, school and town buses, and vehicles for paratransit passengers. Michel Labrie (Girardin Blue Bird) and Benoit St-Amand (Hitachi Capital Canada) are the account managers involved in this agreement.
About Girardin Blue Bird
For 60 years, Girardin Blue Bird has manufactured and distributed commercial buses, school and town buses, and vehicles for paratransit passengers. In 1958, the company began distributing school buses and in 1965, its home office was established in Drummondville (in the province of Quebec). The following year, the production of minibuses began and two years later, Girardin was granted an exclusive franchise licence for distributing Blue Bird buses chassis. In 2008, to better serve its clients, the company acquired Pearson Bus Sales, later renamed Girardin Ontario Inc.
Today, Girardin Blue Bird maintains a dominant position within the Quebec school buses market and is very well established into Eastern Canada distribution channels of new and used buses.
About Hitachi Capital Canada
Hitachi Capital Canada (HCC) offers commercial financing solutions to vehicles and equipment manufacturers and vendors. Hitachi Capital Canada is a subsidiary of Hitachi Capital America with a strong presence in the Canadian market since 2012. In 2014, Hitachi Capital Canada made the acquisition of the financing company CLE Leasing, recently renamed CLE Capital. Hitachi Capital Canada’s expertise in equipment financing is the result of a synergy between a seasoned sales team and an experienced credit team. At Hitachi Capital Canada, sales support and customer service are of paramount importance and it is based on a team of dynamic account managers and sales directors present all across Canada.