Wirtgen America and SMS Equipment announce mutual separation

SMS Equipment

Alongside separating from Wirtgen Group, SMS Equipment has announced partnerships with Bomag and Cemen Tech

Wirtgen America and SMS Equipment have mutually agreed to terminate the distribution agreement for Wirtgen Group products.

As of November 30, SMS Equipment will no longer be an authorized Wirtgen Group dealer. As well, the Acheson, Alberta-based equipment dealer will no longer be a Wirtgen Group-authorized service centre after January 31, 2020, and will no longer be an authorized dealer of Wirtgen Group OEM parts after February 28, 2020.

As a Wirtgen Group dealer, SMS carries the Hamm compactor line, Vögele pavers, Wirtgen milling machines and Kleeman crushers.

The Wirtgen Group and SMS are committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and not disruptive.

As the transition occurs, the Wirtgen Group and SMS will remain in communication to make this as seamless as possible.

If, after the effective date of termination, there are any questions about the sale, service, or warranty of a Wirtgen Group product, or if there is any need to speak with a Wirtgen Group representative, contact Wirtgen America at 615-501-0600.

SMS Equipment has more than 30 locations in Canada from coast-to-coast. With the exception of Ontario, the company was the Wirtgen dealer for all provinces.

Earlier this year, Nortrax was named the Wirtgen Group dealer for Ontario.

SMS Equipment signs new dealer agreements

Now, SMS Equipment will sell and support Bomag compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and construction beginning December 1.  Effective immediately, SMS Equipment will also sell and support Cemen Tech mobile concrete mixers, stationary concrete mixers, and cement storage silos for roadbuilding and construction.

The new dealership agreements expand SMS Equipment’s road construction product offerings across its 38-branch Canada-wide network.

“SMS Equipment is pleased to expand into the volumetric concrete mixing industry, complementing our existing product offerings,” said SMS Equipment President and CEO Mike Granger. “Cemen Tech is a renowned global manufacturer that shares our commitment to customer support, value and product innovation.”

Cemen Tech has 50 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the volumetric mixing industry, and currently operates in more than 60 countries and services mixers across the globe.

“The addition of SMS Equipment to Cemen Tech’s North American dealer network continues to expand the number of businesses who can benefit from using volumetric mixers,” said Connor Deering, CEO and president of Cemen Tech.