The History of Kwikcare - So You Can Care
Kwikcare was founded in April 2020 as a sourcing partner for PPE products in a time of great need amidst a worldwide pandemic. During these critical and challenging months, Kwikcare was able to rapidly pivot and assist hundreds of clients with sourcing essential and hard-to-come-by products. As we continued into the summer of 2020, the team started to closely reflect on our first three months of activity and what our long-term business model might look like.
This reflection led us to explore a particular opportunity that was first presented to Kwikcare on July 23, 2020. It involved merging operations with a well-established and local janitorial supply company by the name of Action Sanitation Products. Action is a respected family business in the area with a reputation for excellent customer service. They have been providing high-quality facility and auto care supplies across Ontario since 1980.
Both sides worked expediently to ink a deal that was mutually signed on September 04, 2020, with a transition date set for September 21st – only 17 days later. Two weeks later (on schedule), the move began and there has been no looking back. The whole team is really fired up with the new showroom and larger office and warehouse space. Everybody has been 100% behind the company’s vision and growth plans.
Our customers have told us how pleased they are with the broadened product range and knowing we always aim to have items in stock. Kwikcare will be rolling out some great, new product lines throughout 2021. Our vendors have truly been fantastic and many of them have reached out to congratulate us on this exciting move and see how they can assist us in the journey forward.
Statement from James Beere, former President of Action Sanitation Products:
“I am excited about this merger because it gives us an enhanced product offering with improved stock levels. I want to thank our many loyal customers that we have been privileged to serve over the past 40 years.”
Statement from Dean Ricardo, Director of Business Operations at Kwikcare:
“The chemistry must have been right between Action and Kwikcare. The teams have connected exceptionally well, and we have already built so many incredible synergies.”
During Q4, Kwikcare worked to fully integrate the two operations into one. As of January 1st, 2021, both operations are now 100% integrated into one entity that goes by Kwikcare which is pronounced “Quickcare.”
Our three areas of core focus are Auto Care, Facility Care, and Personal Care (PPE). True to our tagline “So You Can Care,” we support our customers with convenience and impeccable service so they can do their jobs better.
What does Kwikcare mean by Auto Care?
Kwikcare carries a full range of professional-grade automotive detailing products and accessories that have been designed and formulated to ensure that dealerships, detailers, and auto, RV, and equipment fleet managers have everything they need to ensure your vehicle or equipment is protected both inside and out. Kwikcare not only offers the products, but we also have a complete system that has been developed to increase both the performance and profitability of car dealerships.
What all does Facility Care include?
When you think of facility care there are so many aspects on the checklist. From cleaning supplies to equipment to paper products, restroom supplies, floor maintenance, and matting, Kwikcare has you covered. We provide anything you need to maintain and care for your facility or portfolio of properties. Learn today about our Client Assisted Inventory Programs which take all the hassle out of ensuring you always have exactly what you need, when you need it. No more and no less!
Why Personal Care (PPE)?
Before Covid-19, Action Sanitation always kept a stock of gloves, hairnets, and other safety products used in food and personal protection. When the pandemic hit, new measures were implemented such as the mask mandate. Many industries also required items such as gowns, goggles, face shields, access control, sneeze guards, contact tracing, signage, sanitizing, and disinfectant protocols. Kwikcare stocks many of these items in our warehouse and has ready access to PPE and other safety products. Reach out to see what solution we have to ensure you can remain safe and compliant in the workplace.