Engcon is opening its first office in Canada, which will also serve as the company’s second location in North America.
This office will open this summer in Montreal, and provide sales, support and include a parts warehouse.
In 2017, Engcon created its North America company, Engcon North America Inc., with a sales office and warehouse in Connecticut.
Following a steady increase in sales throughout all of North America, Engcon is now taking the next natural step and starting operations in Canada.
While the Connecticut location focused on the nine easternmost states, Engcon has received orders from all over North America. However, handling all sales and large parts of the tiltrotator installations from the office in Connecticut has brought geographical challenges.
”It feels really good that we are now taking a clear step into the Canadian market. The base for Engcon North America will remain in Connecticut, but with bilingual staff in place in Montreal, we are building closer relations with the Canadian market in several ways,” said Morten Solgaard, managing director at Engcon North America.
Solgaard will be responsible for the office in Montreal, which will be the 12th Engcon location worldwide.
There are already offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United States, Australia and Korea.
“We have good experience in setting up new locations and know that each country has its own challenges with regulations, transport solutions, language and more,” Solgaard said.
“The fact that we are now establishing ourselves in Canada will mean many benefits for our customers and for us as a company.”
Engcon Canada will initially be staffed by site manager Anthony Wolch and a soon-to-be-recruited salesperson.
At the field office in Montreal, a spare parts warehouse will also be built for the most common spare parts. If additional parts are needed, they can be sourced from Engcon North America’s warehouse in Connecticut.
“My role will first and foremost be to develop existing customer relationships and to create new ones, as well as expand the network of service partners. Right now, we have three service partners, and there will be more,” Wolch said.
Engcon’s automatic quick couplers and tiltrotators, combined with the company’s smart tools, will give Canadian contractors new opportunities for more types of assignments and increased profitability, according to Wolch.
“When the contractors discover the benefits of Engcon’s tiltrotators and the automatic quick mounting system with EC-Oil, where the driver can connect hydraulic tools without stepping out of the cab, they will realize that our products will make their business even more profitable,” Wolch said.