At Breadner Trailers our vision is to be Canada’s most customer-centric company; to create a culture people are inspired by paralleled with exceptional customer solutions and quality of work.
- We value and empower our employees.
- We succeed through satisfied customers.
- We deliver quality and excellence in all we do.
- We behave responsibly as a corporate citizen.
- We value customer loyalty, which guides our priorities.
- We demonstrate the utmost integrity when recommending solutions to our suppliers, customers, and employees.
Founded originally in 1965 as R&S Leasing by Vernon Breadner and Glenn Bauman
Breadner Trailer Sales was founded
After 5 years in 1970, an organizational change was conceived that would enabled Glen Bauman to continue running the day to day operations of the business, while co-founder Vernon Breadner, who also happened to be a Trail Mobile Sales Rep at the time, went on to start another organization called “Breadner Trailer Sales”.
Breadner Trailers Sales was a Wilson, and Trail Mobile dealership focusing on the sale of livestock and grain trailers. Both R&S Leasing and Breadner Trailer Sales maintained a relationship and both operated out of Kitchener, Ontario.
Passing of Vernon Breadner
In 1981, Vernon Breadner passed away, and Robert V Breadner Assumed Presidency of Breadner Trailer Sales.
Glen Bauman Retires
In 1984 Glen Bauman retired and sold his interest in R&S Leasing to the Breadner Family. R&S at this time had grown to a fleet of nearly 200 Dry Van Trailers.
Breadner Trailer Sales Expanded
From 1981 to 2001 Breadner Trailer Sales grew to a national trailer dealer network with 10 branches from coast to coast representing Stoughton Trailers, Utility reefers, Lode King, and Wilson. Over this time period, the R&S Leasing division grew to 400 dry van trailers.
Breadner Trailers throughout this time became Canada’s largest trailer dealership and was honored awards such as Canada’s top 50 best-managed companies 4 years in a row, and the Ontario Junior Achievement Award for Business Excellence.
Breadner Trailer Sales sells dealer network
In 2001 The Breadner Trailer Sales network was sold to Wabsah National. Breadner Trailers kept its interest in R&S Leasing, and continued to operate the short term and storage rental business.
R&S leasing takes on Stoughton line
In 2003, R&S leasing acquired the Stoughton trailer Dealership and Wilson line for South Western Ontario, to help better serve their customers, by offering Sales, Leasing, Parts, and other services. Robert Breadner, along with Conny Weyers launched Trailers Canada
Trailers Canada site in Breslau Ontario was built
In 2005, with commitment to increasing product offerings, Trailers Canada was further expanded by the building of Trailers Canada’s current facility on a 11 acre site in Breslau, Ontario (near Kitchener and Waterloo area in close proximity of The Greater Toronto Area), offering 5 full service bays; Parts Sales, Trailer Sales, and a Mobile Services fleet.
In it’s 50th Year Robert V Breadner is Joined by his Son
In 2014, Robert V Breadner was joined by His Son Robert H Breadner, who assumed presidency. In the company’s 50th year the Breadner Family Business was revitalized by launching The Breadner Trailer Sales brand name once again.
Breadner Trailers expands into Atlantic Canada
Breadner Trailers expands its reach, moving across Atlantic Canada and is backed by Hyundai Translead, North America’s Number One Trailer manufacturer. The family plans to continue their legacy of operating one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies as Breadner Trailer Sales.