History

Simard Suspensions has been working on trucks both small and large ever since its foundation in 1935. When Emmanuel Simard opened his forge, he sowed the seeds of a future Baie-Saint-Paul success story. Nearly 20 years later, his son André-Marie would join him and add a whole new dimension to the company by focusing specifically on heavy duty truck repair and maintenance. Simard ingenuity was already beginning to shine. Simard Suspensions invented the innovative AMS twin steer spring suspension system, which would be granted Canadian and American patents two years later. The company has been setting itself apart from competition ever since.

After making major breakthroughs in North American markets, the Simard Suspensions name has traveled as far as South America and Australia.

The company developed new suspension models – a front twin steer air suspension system primarily for dump trucks and a rear tridem suspension system specifically for forestry and oil industry trucks. Both were granted Canadian and American patents.

Growth and development; Simard Suspensions acquired a building in Stony Plain, Alberta to meet increasing orders from Oil field and Construction customers and doubled the size of the Baie-St-Paul factory to better serve our customer.

To better meet market requirements, Simard Suspensions has begun integrating a continuous improvement production system linked to a quality insurance program. New markets are opening up in South America and Asia-Pacific. New partnerships with truck and engine manufacturers helping to meet new EPA ’07 requirements and prepare for EPA 10.

With services such as equipment installation, electro-hydraulic steering and suspension systems, Simard is a name trusted internationally for heavy duty truck load distribution. Innovation, expertise and skills best describe our company.