Founded in 1993, ORO Design started its journey as engineering consultants specializing in support equiment for the Canadian mining industry. Finding a lack of quality manufacturers in the truck body space, it was almost impossible to bring these equipment designs to life that could withstand the harsh conditions of open pit mining.

Family-owned and operated, ORO Design built the first truck body in a residential garage over 25 years ago and transitioned from design and consulting to design and manufacturing, building the first dedicated 3,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Oro-Medonte, Ontario in 2001.

With quality, innovation and design at the forefront of every truck body built, and with customers like Toromont Cat, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and Canadian Royalties Inc. names understanding the value of an ORO Truck body, ORO Design went through rapid growth phases for the next 2 decades, growing the manufacturing facilities to over 30,000 square feet with 45 employees and the second generation firmly rooted in leadership roles.

In April 2023, with the founders Lorraine and Barry Smith looking to wind down and retire, ORO Design & Manufacturing Ltd. was acquired by Drive Products, a Canadian company founded in 1983.

With this change, ORO Design remains focused on manufacturing quality with the continued management direction of both David Smith (President) and Melinda Smith (Marketing Manager), second generation to the original founders, who are passionate about continuing the legacy.

These aren’t your average service trucks. They’re not disposable, they’ll outperform in the harshest and coldest environments and they’re designed to survive decades of service, with their ability to be rebuilt over time.

Here at ORO Design, we’re building truck bodies to exacting standards and providing unrivalled support to the service technicians who use them in the field.

We’re proud to be different, come experience what sets us apart.

Bringing the shop to the field for 30 years.

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Recognized in the 2020 Growth List of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies.

The growth list created by Maclean’s Magazine and Canadian Business ranks companies based on their 5-year revenue growth and is hands down Canada’s most respected and prestigious publication for business growth and success among entrepreneurs.

As a small, family-owned and operated manufacturing company that built our first truck body in a residential garage 28 years ago, we want to take a moment to thank all of our customers, our loyal followers, and our entire team here at ORO Design for making this growth possible.

2020 growth list logo for Macleans magazine and Canadian Business magazine.

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Have questions about the build process or want help figuring out what truck body series, model and specs would best suit your application? We’re here to help whenever you need it.

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