News Japan Quake Relief: BRP to Donate Clothing

Japan Quake Relief: BRP to Donate Clothing

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2011 Japan Earthquake Relief

BRP, the manufacture of the popular Can-Am Spyder, will donate warm clothing to relief efforts in Japan. The clothing was distributed to its subsidiary, BRP Japan, who will redirect it to people most in need.

Jose Boisjoli (BRP President & CEO) says: “The Japan earthquake and tsunami has left so many homeless during such a cold time of the year. We hope that by providing direct relief, we can ease some of the hardships felt by survivors. On behalf of all BRP employees, our thoughts are with them.”

BRP has operated a direct distribution network in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan since February 2000, which was not affected by the March 11 event.

Transport of the clothing to Narita airport from Europe was partially sponsored by FedEx, and from Australia by Trade Logistics.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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