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Brandt completes GeoShack/INTEQ acquisition, expands to serve entire Canadian geopositioning market

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
September 2020

The Brandt Group of Companies announced that, effective July 10, 2020, they successfully acquired the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of INTEQ Distributors. This acquisition, which directly affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, makes Brandt the exclusive dealer for Topcon Positioning Systems and other complimentary tools and technology for the entire Canadian market.

The announcement follows Brandt’s recent acquisition of Sokkia Canada and is the latest in a series of acquisitions and dealer agreements by the Regina, Sask.-based company since their purchase of Ontario/Quebec/Newfoundland and Labrador John Deere construction and forestry dealer Nortrax in late 2019.

“We’ve worked hard to make this a great deal for our survey, engineering and construction customers in Ontario and Quebec,” said Brandt CEO, Shaun Semple. “Our national infrastructure will allow us to build on the strong foundation laid down by the GeoShack and INTEQ teams to deliver greater-than-ever access to equipment and support services.”

The GeoShack and INTEQ brands and operations will be transitioned into Brandt’s nation-wide positioning technology division.

A recent agreement with Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., has also assigned Brandt distribution rights for the Quebec market, making them the exclusive dealer for Topcon construction and geopositioning products for all of Canada. Brandt’s 56 locations from coast-to-coast, coupled with GeoShack’s strategic locations in Ontario will position Brandt, with one of industry’s largest team of experts, to provide an unmatched degree of aftersales support.

In combination with Brandt’s pre-existing Topcon footprint in Western and Atlantic Canada, these additions have given Brandt a comprehensive retail footprint to supply premium geopositioning equipment to the entire Canadian market. The agreement further establishes the firm’s position as one of the country’s premier privately held companies.  🍁

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