Brandt completes acquisitions of GeoShack and Sokkia Canada

Brandt Completes GeoShack/INTEQ Acquisition, Expands to Serve Entire Canadian Geopositioning Market (CNW Group/Brandt Tractor Ltd.)

The Brandt Group of Companies has completed several recently-announced acquisitions.

Effective July 10, Brandt has successfully acquired the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of INTEQ Distributors.

The acquisition, which relates to 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.

“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 the company’s nation-wide Brandt Positioning Technology division.

Furthermore, a recent agreement with Topcon Positioning Systems has assigned Brandt distribution rights for the Quebec market, making the copmany the exclusive dealer for Topcon construction and geopositioning products for all of Canada. 

Brandt’s 56 locations Canada-wide, paired with GeoShack’s strategic locations in Ontario will position the company to provide an unmatched degree of aftersales support.   

In combination with Brandt’s pre-existing Topcon footprint in Western and Atlantic Canada, the additions have given Brandt a comprehensive retail footprint to supply 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.

The announcement follows the copany’s recent acquisition of Sokkia Canada and is the latest in a series of acquisitions and dealer agreements by the Regina, SK-based company since their purchase of Nortrax in late 2019.

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The Sokkia Canada acquisition was completed on July 2. The acquisition makes Brandt the exclusive dealer for Sokkia optical survey instruments, accessories and parts for the entire Canadian market.

“Expanding our Sokkia offering into Ontario and Quebec has been a high priority for Brandt,” Semple said. “Central Canada is an important new market for us and we are 100 per cent committed to delivering exceptional value for the survey, engineering and construction industry here. This addition is a big step forward for us.”  

The Sokkia product lineup will be distributed and supported through the Brandt Positioning Technology division and includes total stations, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, data collectors, digital levels and a full complement of field accessories.

The move will consolidate Sokkia distribution for the first time under one banner and will further establish the Brandt’s position as a premier privately-held Canadian company.