Volvo Construction Equipment last week announced the sale of Brampton, Ontario-based Champion Road Machinery Sales to Strongco Limited Partnership, Mississauga, Ontario. Champion was a division of Volvo Group Canada, and a company-owned member of the Volvo CE North America dealer network. Strongco, a Volvo CE dealer, operates 20 construction equipment sales and service branches in five Canadian provinces. The acquisition was effective March 20.
The acquisition gives Strongco the sales, rentals, parts and service operations of Volvoâ€™s motor grader and compact equipment product lines in Ontario. Strongco will continue operations at the Champion sales and service locations in Brampton, Carleton Place, Goderich, North Bay and Thunder Bay to ensure that Volvo customers continue to receive product support and service without interruption.
â€śWe are excited about this opportunity and look forward to expanding our Volvo construction equipment product offerings,â€ť said Strongco president Robin MacLean. â€śChampion has been owned and managed by individuals with long and successful histories and thorough experience in the construction equipment business, and that experience will be of tremendous value to us and to the market we serve.â€ť
â€śThe purchase of Volvo CEâ€™s Champion business by Strongco is an excellent example of the interest shown by our dealers in long-term commitments to invest in and develop their business consistent with our companyâ€™s long-term goals,â€ť said Dennis Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Asheville, N.C. â€śChampion has been a great performer for Volvo CEâ€™s motor grader and compact products for many years and the utilization of that companyâ€™s talent and expertise will benefit Strongco as they strengthen their Volvo business.â€ť
Volvo Construction Equipment is an international company developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for construction and related industries. Its products include a comprehensive range of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated haulers, motor graders, soil and asphalt compactors, pavers, milling machines, compact equipment and material handling equipment.