TimberPro deal fuels forestry expansion for SMS Equipment

by | May 8, 2024 | Industry News, Supplier Newsline

TimberPro deal fuels forestry expansion for SMS Equipment

Exclusive TimberPro rights granted to SMS Equipment in eight Canadian regions

ACHESON, AB:  SMS Equipment and Komatsu announced today a series of agreements granting SMS Equipment exclusive dealer rights for TimberPro equipment in Western and Northern Canada. The Komatsu-owned line of purpose-built industry products bolsters SMS Equipment’s offering of equipment, attachments, parts and service for Canada’s forestry sector.

“We’re delighted to welcome TimberPro to our lineup,” says Darren Wood, EVP Construction, West Regions, at SMS Equipment. “We’re not only growing our forestry fleet, we’re also diversifying our product line to offer more customized solutions to our customers.”

The modularity of TimberPro feller bunchers, harvesters and forwarders makes the line a desirable choice for forestry operators. Combined with Quadco attachments, also available through SMS Equipment, one machine model can be used for many applications. In some cases, multiple functions can be performed at one time on the same machine. Advanced levelling capabilities, tethering hitches and continuous rotation provide additional operator safety, especially in steep-slope operations.

“These are highly productive, multi-functional machines that can add efficiency to our customers’ operations, from harvest to market,” adds Wood. “This line is particularly suited to Western Canada’s steep-slope operations, bolstering our service to customers working in varied terrain.”

In addition to SMS Equipment gaining dealer exclusivity, existing TimberPro customers in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon will transition to SMS Equipment for ongoing equipment needs, after-sales support, maintenance services and parts.

“SMS Equipment brings decades worth of heavy equipment experience to the forestry sector,” says Doug Morris, VP, Forest Machine Business Division at Komatsu. “A trusted Komatsu partner, they add tremendous value to TimberPro customers with seasoned personnel, flexible financing options, trained technicians and an extensive distribution network.”

The new portfolio of TimberPro products joins SMS Equipment’s lineup of Komatsu equipment and forestry attachments by Komatsu, Quadco, LogMax and Southstar. For more information, please visit smsequipment.com.

About SMS Equipment

SMS Equipment Inc. is the premier, one-stop equipment solutions provider for the forestry, mining, construction and road construction industries. The company delivers advanced digital technologies, product support and state-of-the-art equipment from manufacturer partners including Bomag, Takeuchi, NPK, Genesis and more. It is also the largest independent Komatsu dealer globally. Based in Acheson, Alberta, SMS Equipment employs over 2,600 employees across more than 40 locations in Canada, Alaska and Mongolia.

About Komatsu

Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For more than a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, manage forests and create consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations to help enhance safety and promote productivity while working to optimize performance.

About TimberPro

Established in 2002 and founded by the Crawford family, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built forest machines and attachments, offering tracked feller bunchers and harvesters, forwarders, wheeled harvesters, and felling heads. TimberPro was acquired by Komatsu in 2019.

For more information and to schedule interviews, please contact:

Denise Gohl-Eacrett

Senior Director, Marketing and Communication

SMS Equipment Inc.

780-288-1631

dgohleacrett@smsequip.com

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