The Brandt Group of Companies has successfully acquired the businesses of the Nortrax Canada Inc. and Nortrax Quebec Inc. (together, "Nortrax") and are now the exclusive John Deere Construction & Forestry dealer for all of Canada.
With the acquisition of Nortrax's locations across Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, Brandt Tractor will now deliver service from a continuous network of 100+ Deere Construction & Forestry dealerships and service points across Canada, employing over 3,400 people.
"The addition of 29 stores to Brandt's already extensive sales and support network allows for numerous synergies that will benefit our customers across the country," says Brandt President and CEO, Shaun Semple. "This deal makes Brandt the only full-line dealer that spans coast-to-coast-to-coast allowing us to put more premium quality products and support services into the hands of more customers than ever before."
The acquisition gives Brandt a comprehensive Canadian retail footprint and further establishes the firm's position as a premier privately held Canadian company and the largest privately owned John Deere Construction & Forestry dealership in the world.
October 28 was the first day of full operations for the combined dealer network.