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Wajax adds Martin Sprocket & Gear idlers

January 2, 2018  By Wajax

Wajax, a leading Canadian industrial products distributor and service provider, is pleased to announce that it now offers Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. idler rolls and frames for belt conveyors, providing local inventory that ensures fast, efficient delivery across Canada.

Founded in 1951, Martin Sprocket & Gear has become a leader in the power transmission, bulk material handling, industrial hand tools and conveyor pulley industries, with manufacturing plants and distributors across North America. Some of the Martin Sprocket & Gear products now available through Wajax include idlers with 4-inch or 5-inch diameters designed for CEMA C and D applications as well as complete idler assemblies.

“Martin has a long history of designing and manufacturing quality products for power transmission and material handling,” said Robert Holtforster, manager, material handling at Wajax. “We are always pleased to represent vendors known for the quality of their products and we welcome the opportunity to include Martin idlers in our product line and expand our offering for conveyor applications.”

Martin Sprocket & Gear idlers are manufactured to meet or exceed CEMA standards even in the harshest applications.


“The addition of a comprehensive idler product line to our already large material handling portfolio that includes conveyor pulleys, screw conveyors, bucket elevators and drag conveyors, provides even more solutions for our customers,” said Shawn Grant, vice-president for Canada at Martin Sprocket & Gear. “Martin’s idler team has developed quality rollers and frames with large supporting inventories, staying true to our philosophy of making a quality product, having plenty of it available and being easy to do business with.”

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Martin Sprocket & Gear was founded in 1951 by Joe Martin Sr. Over the decades, Martin has expanded through machining, fabrication, forging, casting, powdered metal technology, machined and injection molded plastic of power transmission components, material handling products and industrial hand tools. Martin has grown to include manufacturing and sales facilities strategically located worldwide. Martin’s philosophy is simple: “Make a quality product, have plenty of it available and be easy to do business with!” Martin accomplishes this by combining the convenience of regional and branch manufacturing plants with the strength of its distributors. Martin’s philosophy of providing quality products, exceptional inventory and service “second to none” has proved to be a successful and innovative combination. As a result of this philosophy, Martin has grown to be a world-class leader in the industrial marketplace. For more information, visit

Wajax is a leading Canadian distributor engaged in the sale, rental and after-sale parts and service support of equipment, power systems and industrial components through a network of more than 100 branches across Canada. Wajax is a multi-line distributor and represents a number of leading worldwide manufacturers across its core businesses. Its customer base is diversified, spanning natural resources, construction, transportation, manufacturing, industrial processing and utilities. For more information, visit

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