Takeuchi-US, a global leader in compact construction equipment manufacturing, recently announced that it has added Canadian company SMS Equipment to its growing network of dealers.
Based in Acheson, Alberta, SMS has more than 35 locations in Canada and one in Anchorage, Alaska, to support Takeuchi. SMS will carry the full range of Takeuchi products, including excavators, skid-steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders.
The company will also stock parts and perform maintenance and equipment repair.
“We have been in the Canadian market for a long time, and now with this new partnership with SMS Equipment, we can continue to expand our brand in Canada and Alaska, and look forward to the opportunities that come with it,” Todd Granger, director of sales at Takeuchi-US, stated. “The customer service at SMS Equipment is top-notch, and we have no doubt they will do a great job selling and renting Takeuchi machines.”
SMS Equipment was founded in 2008. It offers numerous products from a variety of world-renowned brands, with a special focus on equipment sales and services to the utility, construction, forestry and mining industries. SMS has experienced rapid growth and is now one of the world’s largest Komatsu dealers.
Speaking of the new partnership, Mike Granger, president and CEO of SMS Equipment, said: “We are pleased to sell and support Takeuchi’s line of compact equipment through our branches in Canada and Alaska. Takeuchi provides solutions in the compact market that are highly customizable for construction and utility applications.”
Established in 1963, the Japan-based Takeuchi produces an array of compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders and skid steer loaders. It was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America.