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GEOPOSITIONING: Brandt to become exclusive Sokkia dealer in Canada

Sokkia equipment Credit: Brandt

Sokkia equipment Credit: Brandt

SASKATCHEWAN – The Brandt Group has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire assets of Ontario-based Sokkia Canada from Topcon Positioning. Following this acquisition, which affects the Ontario and Quebec markets, Brandt will become the exclusive dealer of Sokkia survey equipment, accessories and parts for all of Canada.

“The Sokkia brand has a long, proud history in the industry and securing this experienced retail team, along with the rights to deliver these products for customers in Ontario and Quebec has been a high priority for us,” Shaun Semple, Brandt’s CEO, said in a release. “We are very committed growing our presence in the survey market and this addition is a big step forward for us.”

“Partnering with Brandt to represent the Sokkia lineup in Ontario and Quebec was a natural fit for us,” added Jamie Williamson, Topcon’s executive VP and general manager of the construction and retail groups. “We have long looked to expand our presence in this market and Brandt’s extensive dealer network and unmatched support infrastructure make this one a big win for our customers in Central Canada.”

The Sokkia brand is owned by Topcon; the product lineup includes total stations, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, data collectors, digital levels, and field accessories.

This latest product addition further expands Brandt’s retail footprint – earlier this month, Brandt announced that it was acquiring assets of GeoShack Canada and the Canadian holdings of Inteq Distributors.

The transaction is expected to close on June 26, and is subject to approval by the board of Topcon.

The Brandt Group of Companies — headquartered in Regina — includes Brandt Agricultural Products, Brandt Positioning Technology and Brandt Mineral Technology and is the world’s largest privately-owned John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment dealer. Brandt has over 100 locations in Canada and the U.S., and serves the construction, forestry, agriculture, rail, mining, steel, and energy industries.

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