JCB last week expanded its North American dealer network with the addition of Southlake, Texas-based Darr Equipment Co. A fourth generation, family-owned and operated company with locations in Texas and Oklahoma, Darr Equipment provides new and used equipment sales and rentals to the materials handling industry along with 24-hour parts and service.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to grow,” said Robert Engstrom, general sales manager for Darr Equipment Co. “Since our company was established, we’ve associated with top-quality manufacturers who produce top-quality products, and we believe JCB fits this mold. There’s tremendous opportunity for JCB in our market.”
Darr Equipment Co. employs more than 200 people across its eight branch locations in the northeast Texas and Oklahoma area. Darr Equipment Co.’s Texas locations are now up and running as JCB dealers, with the company’s Oklahoma dealerships to follow suit during the third quarter of 2010.
“JCB is very pleased to bring a quality dealer like Darr Equipment Co. on board,” said John Patterson, chairman for JCB North America. “Over the years, its staff has built an outstanding reputation for providing quality sales and service, and I have no doubt that they will be excellent ambassadors for JCB.”
“We plan to grow the Darr/JCB brand into the leading supplier of construction products and related services in the northeast Texas and Oklahoma markets,” Engstrom said. “JCB’s pioneering track record combined with its global market share offers instant credibility. Even more importantly, JCB views its dealer partners as integral and necessary components to its overall success, and we at Darr Equipment Co. feel that same level of mutual respect.”
For more information about Darr Equipment Co., visit www.darrequipment.com.
Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., JCB North America manufactures backhoe loaders; Loadall telescopic handlers; tracked and wheeled excavators; wheel loaders; articulated dump trucks; rough terrain fork lifts; mini-excavators; skid-steers loaders; JCB Vibromax compaction equipment; generators; and ground care equipment.