Phil Mauer & Associates – Twenty-Five Years of Excellence

Phil Mauer

In January 2018 Phil Mauer & Associates will celebrate 25 years in business. The company designs, prototypes, manufactures and sells returnable steel containers and racking for the automotive industry.

Owner Phil Mauer started the business in 1993 after the company he was working for in a similar industry closed. He used his expertise in mechanical engineering and business management to build an organization that now employs 134 people at two different locations. Most of the company’s manufacturing is done out of a facility in Eden, a location that’s proximity to the 401 corridor makes it easy to load trucks and ship the finished product into the North American market.  A second location in Ingersoll does mainly repairs and retrofits of existing containers.

Phil Mauer & Associates works closely with clients in the automotive industry who are working towards vehicle launches. The design team works within a client’s parameters to determine how the most automotive pieces can be fit into each container while still working ergonomically so that parts can be easily loaded into containers and shipped to assembly plants. Phil Mauer & Associates guide the client through the design, prototype and manufacturing phases of a project and as a result the company’s reputation for excellence has garnered it work with major players in the automotive industry including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Chrysler, and Toyota.

Phil gives back to the local business community by lending his business and manufacturing expertise to the Executive and Loans Committee of the Elgin Business Resource Centre and is now serving a two-year term as the President of the Elgin Business Resource Centre Board of Directors. After nearly 10 years on the board, he is still passionate about helping up and coming businesses and is pleased that his years working with many different players in the manufacturing industry have allowed him to bring a unique perspective to the table.

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