Walker Group Manufacturing is located in Toronto with warehousing and order fulfillment facilities in Richmond, B.C., Calgary, Alberta and Buffalo, N.Y. Our head office and administrative /data centre is located in West Vancouver, B.C. WGM has been an OEM preferred supplier partner of chemical products, dealer services and programs for over 20 years. WGM became an OEM certified Tier 1 parts manufacturer in 2011.
WGM created the first automotive retail detail program for an automotive OEM over twenty years ago in Canada. Our core value proposition to our partners is to create the program and build the highest quality products. We then support our products and programs providing superior technical direct-to-dealer support in the field. We then continually improve and enhance the value of the program. Our technical team is constantly searching the world for the newest innovations in both chemical technology and process enhancement.
WGM has become an industry specialist in the fulfillment of OEM vehicle consumer campaigns and recalls. Our extensive chemical capabilities, along with our national distribution network, has allowed OEMs to utilize our technical expertise to reach all dealers within their network. We work with our partners to create the SOPs for the campaign, build or source the materials and then distribute and track the fulfillment of the campaign on behalf of the OEM.
Our technical team is led by a certified Chemical Engineer with a Masters Degree and a Bachelors Degree in chemical engineering. Our Quality Control department is led by a certified QC specialist who also has a Bachelors Degree in chemistry. Our manufacturing, QC and production systems have been certified by a major automotive manufacturer.
For the past 20 years WGM has been driven to improve the environmental impact of our products on both our environment and the end user. We have either eliminated or significantly reduced the solvent content in our chemical products. Today over 95% of our products are either 100% water based or water borne formulations. This environmental initiative also supports our goal to provide a safer workplace for our partners.