Expertec acquires Work Truck Solutions, announces first US expansion in Gilbert

Published: 06/10/2024

Expertec’s acquisition and expansion establishes Greater Phoenix as the U.S. home for the Canadian vehicle upfitter

Gilbert, Ariz. (June 10, 2024) — In a strategic move to bolster its presence in the United States, Expertec, a leading provider of vehicle upfitting solutions based in Canada, has announced its expansion to Gilbert, Arizona aligned with its acquisition of Work Truck Solutions, a well-regarded company currently located in Greater Phoenix. This investment establishes Expertec’s first location in the U.S.

For almost 20 years, Expertec has been a key player in the Canadian vehicle upfitting industry, known for its commitment to quality, innovation and building meaningful relationships with customers as trusted advisors. The acquisition of Work Truck Solutions, a former customer of Expertec, underscores the strong, long-standing relationship between the two companies. The shared commitment to high-quality service and customer satisfaction made this acquisition a natural progression.

Effective immediately, Work Truck Solutions will be rebranded and operate under the Expertec name in Gilbert. This rebranding aims to ensure a seamless transition for customers and to unify the brand under a single, strong identity. Together, they will further commit to their service philosophy: Where Partnership meets Precision; Delivering Solutions with Innovative Excellence.

“This acquisition represents a significant step forward in Expertec’s growth strategy,” stated Wes Bond, the Managing Director of Expertec. “By integrating Work Truck Solutions into the Expertec family, we are not only expanding our footprint in the U.S. market but also enhancing our ability to provide better service to our existing U.S. customers. The opportunities this acquisition brings in terms of expedited lead times and expanded offerings are truly exciting.”

Work Truck Solutions has earned a reputation for its dedication to customer satisfaction and high-quality upfitting services. The collaborations between the two companies are expected to facilitate a smooth integration process and deliver enhanced value to customers.

Expertec chose to open its first U.S. location in Gilbert after considering many other cities in the western U.S. and evaluating economic and social factors in each region. Ultimately, the strong support from key vendors and the strategic advantages of Greater Phoenix made it the optimal choice for Expertec’s expansion.

“I am so pleased that Expertec, a Canadian business, selected Gilbert’s newest employment industrial development, the Gateway Commerce Center, as its expansion location within the U.S.,” said Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson. “I know Gilbert and this region remain committed to supporting strategic business alignments with Expertec serving as the latest addition to our expanding manufacturing industry.”

This acquisition and expansion not only solidifies Expertec’s standing in the North American market but also positions it as one of the few companies capable of fully servicing multinational clients. Customers can expect a broader range of services, efficient lead times, and the same high standards of quality and trusted advisory that both Expertec and Work Truck Solutions are known for.

“With Expertec entering Greater Phoenix and establishing its first U.S. location, companies will have access to greater efficiency, functionality and style in their fleets,” said Greater Phoenix Economic Council President & CEO Chris Camacho. “The Canadian leader is a welcome addition to a region that offers excellent connectivity to the western United States and Mexico, and a booming industry base that perfectly complements the company’s innovative upfitting solutions.”

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About Expertec

Expertec was founded in Edmonton, Alberta over two decades ago and is the premier outfitter for trucks and vans in Western Canada. Today, Expertec retains both a corporate and a retail presence in Edmonton but also operates facilities in Calgary, Alberta and Abbotsford, B.C. The success of Expertec is driven by a commitment to quality and a carefully chosen network of commercial suppliers across Canada and the United States to provide the best upfitting solutions for both trucks and vans. Expertec offers top quality vehicle equipment for work trucks and vans to meet even the most demanding of jobsites, trades, and fleet requirements. From van shelving and ladder racks to slip-in service bodies and power liftgates, Expertec can outfit commercial fleets and contractors, no matter their size. The goal of Expertec since day one has been to provide a true “one stop shop” as a commercial van and work truck outfitter.

About the Gilbert Office of Economic Development

The Gilbert, Arizona Office of Economic Development is committed to attracting, growing, and retaining business and industry to the Town of Gilbert. The Office provides expert site selection services inclusive of operational cost analysis, incentive comparisons, workforce studies, research and information reflective of state and local tax structures, connectivity to key resources, and project management. With access to an educated and diverse workforce, a pipeline of emerging technologies from statewide universities, ease of market access, and an unbeatable quality of life, world-class companies are choosing Gilbert. Gilbert is consistently ranked as the best place to live in Arizona and was named the most prosperous city in America by the public policy organization, Economic Innovation Group.

About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), globally recognized as a top economic development organization (EDO), works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional EDO, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa and Pinal counties, and more than 200 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Over the past 34 years, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping over 980 companies, creating nearly 182,000 jobs and more than $65 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together. For more information about GPEC and how we can assist your businesses, visit