In a move designed to support customers by maintaining key distributor networks and opening doors for expanded product access and collaboration, Montabert, a standalone hydraulic rock breaker business owned by Komatsu, recently announced it has entered into an agreement with Tramac to acquire 100 percent ownership of the distributor’s US and Canadian businesses.
Tramac supports more than 30 resellers in Canada and has distinguished itself as one of the top global Montabert breaker distributors for more than 50 years. The company operates three facilities in Canada and one in the US. Through the planned acquisition, the company aims to enhance product development, expand the rock breaker business into various global markets and provide superior service.
“We are excited to expand our reach for customers in Canada and in new global markets through synergies with the larger Montabert distribution network worldwide,” said Peter Salditt, president of underground and hard rock mining at Komatsu. “We are also pleased that the talented team at Tramac plan to remain with the business post-acquisition, so we can continue to work together and grow with their extensive expertise.”
Komatsu and Montabert leadership said their focus is on continuing the excellent service Tramac provides, and as such plans to make no changes post-acquisition to the way business is conducted within the Tramac business unit. In time, the groups plan to work together to expand customer access to products in new territories in Western Canada and globally.
The official close of the acquisition is projected for the end of February. After the acquisition is complete, Montabert will retain the Tramac brand as its Canada-based distributor and continue to operate Tramac as a standalone business unit under Montabert, as part of Komatsu’s global business.
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.