On April 19, 2019, Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance® (CDF) celebrates 50 years of successful inventory financing in Canada, helping thousands of customers grow their businesses. A lot has changed since 1969 but what hasn't changed is our commitment to helping and appreciating our customers.
That commitment resulted in our position as one of the leading inventory financing provider in Canada, supporting customers across multiple industries, including: recreational vehicles, marine, powersports, agriculture, lawn and garden, and electronics and appliances.
Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, we employ close to 200 team members and serve over 3,800 dealer and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers across all 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.
Recognizing that an uninterrupted flow of products from manufacturers to dealers enables growth and profitability, we leverage our extensive industry experience to allow both parties to overcome challenges and achieve greater efficiencies.
Our customers have access to:
- Coast-to-coast sales coverage with dedicated account management, as well as in-house inventory inspectors.
- Our best-in-class inventory management system (COMS) that helps them make informed decisions.
- A customer service approach with operations, account managers, and a sales team all working together to support their needs.
- Specialists, insights, and engagements through our exclusive CDFconnectTM program that help them build better businesses.
What our customers are saying
"Our company would not be what it is today without having worked so closely with CDF for the past 40 years. As a family owned and operated business, we bring those family values to work with us every day, and it's very important that the people we work with share those values. The relationships we have established with CDF are ones that will last a lifetime. They will always be part of the General Coach family." Roger Faulkner, President of General Coach Canada
"CDF understands the importance of relationships with its partners and this is something we deeply appreciate. The team is always great to work with and very responsive and accommodating to our requests." Marc Duhamel, CEO of Legend Boats
"CDF has been our finance supply provider for over 45 years because they understand what it means to be in a team. Whenever our business goes through changes, our CDF representatives are always willing to adjust and provide the support necessary for us to be successful. They care about their customers, and that's something we really appreciate." Becky Gilmore, General Manager of Hully Gully
"When we decided to expand our RV business in 1977, it was clear CDF was who we needed to work with to grow our business and 42 years later they are still the people you turn to. We have a strong relationship with our CDF representatives and that is extremely important for a family-run business like ours. The team is professional, extremely accessible, and faces our business challenges head on. I would definitely recommend CDF to anyone in our industry, they are like family." Jonathan Stone, Operations Manager for Stone's RV & Home Center
We are committed to helping customers thrive. Our team takes great pride in providing excellent customer service. Our success is supported by our customers' success. According to our customer experience survey results, 96% of customers say that CDF has helped them grow and succeed,1 and on a scale from 1 to 10, 92% of customers ranked the customer service they received as a 9 or 10.2
We help manufacturers and dealers drive their growth and meet challenges within their businesses. Our team has withstood different business cycles and accumulated their inventory financing experience and deep domain expertise throughout the years. Throughout our 50-year history, we have earned a trusted name and reputation in the industries we serve.
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Committed to communities
For over 10 years, we have supported Peel Children's Aid Foundation's mission to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and disadvantaged families.
Every year, our team members participate in their Back-to-School Backpack and School Supply Drive and collect children's gifts for their Holiday Wishes Program.
"We are so grateful for the support and ongoing commitment from Wells Fargo CDF® in many projects for Peel Children's Aid Foundation. Peel Region has changed, and caring for a new generation of vulnerable families must become a pillar of our vision for the future. Already we see a tremendous impact from investing in programs that foster growth and future success. The children and youth we work with deserve the same opportunities as their peers, and it is our obligation to champion their needs. We thank Wells Fargo CDF® for its ongoing commitment to our families." Renae Addis, Executive Director, Peel Children's Aid Foundation
For more information about the Peel Children's Aid Foundation, visit http://www.peelcaf.com/.
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1. Source: Wells Fargo CDF® - From January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. 3,835 customers from CDF North America answered "yes" to the question "Does your relationship with Wells Fargo CDF® help your business succeed or help enable your growth?"
2. Source: Wells Fargo CDF® - From January 1, 2016 to December 21, 2018. 11,994 customers from CDF North America ranked CDF's professionalism, knowledge, and/or respectfulness of CDF staff.