Where are Can-Am ATVs made?

Where are Can-Am ATVs made?

by Michael Seitz on October 23, 2023 Categories: News

Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles are produced by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a Canadian company. BRP operates manufacturing facilities in several countries, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. Their vehicles are available in over 100 countries through a network of over 4,000 dealers and distributors. Can-Am provides a comprehensive range of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) designed to cater to riders of varying skill levels and age groups.


A little bit of history…

The company's origins trace back to 1942 when Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded L’Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snow Car Limited) in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada. The name Can-Am was introduced in the 1970s when it was created by BRP as a motorcycle brand. Initially, Can-Am specialized in high-performance dirt bikes and achieved notable success, notably becoming the first company to sweep the American Motorcycle Association 250cc Motocross National Championship in 1974.

However, in 1987, Can-Am discontinued the production of dirt bikes and shifted their focus to ATVs, still operating under the Bombardier name. A prototype of the BRP Traxter, a utility-based ATV, was unveiled in February 1998, and it quickly gained recognition, being named "ATV of the Year" by ATV Magazine the following year.

This marked the beginning of a series of ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle releases, encompassing various categories from sport to utility, and continued success in the racing arena. Until 2006, all ATVs launched by BRP were branded as Bombardier ATVs. However, in 2006, they decided to rebrand them under the name Can-Am. In 2010, Can-Am introduced the Commander, one of their most acclaimed lineups, and in 2013, they launched the Maverick, another highly successful addition to their product range.


Where Are Can-Am ATVs Made?

BRP stands as a global leader in the realm of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems, and boats, drawing from a rich legacy of over 75 years of innovation. The company's diverse portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am ATVs, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer, and Savage boats, as well as Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems and Rotax engines. While Can-Am is primarily recognized as a Canadian brand, it expanded its manufacturing presence beyond Canada in 2007.

In 2007, BRP ventured beyond Canada for the first time by establishing a manufacturing plant in Juarez, Mexico. This facility not only handles ATV assembly but also plays a pivotal role in the production of Rotax engines for ATVs. Notably, this marked the first instance of Rotax engines being manufactured outside of Austria, and the first time BRP engines and units were assembled in a shared facility. BRP additionally maintains manufacturing plants in the United States, Finland, and Austria.

Within Mexico, BRP operates three manufacturing facilities. The Juarez 2 plant is responsible for assembling Can-Am side-by-side vehicles, crafting associated components, and manufacturing SSV accessories like bumpers, frames, and brackets. The Querétaro plant focuses on the assembly of Sea-Doo Spark personal watercraft and Rotax engines for Can-Am ATVs and SSVs.

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