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Hydromec brings Sennebogen to Quebec

August 3, 2010
By Sennebogen

 Sennebogen & Hydromec families  
Aug. 3, 2010, Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC – For 35 years, the Trottier family has operated Hydromec, building a reputation for quality work and rapid service.

Aug. 3, 2010, Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC – For 35 years, the Trottier family has operated
Hydromec, building a reputation for quality work and rapid service. So, when
the company decided to expand its product line, it sought out a manufacturer
that would allow it to maintain that reputation. It quickly set its sights on

Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen America, recently announced that Hydromec has
been appointed as the newest addition to the company’s growing distributor
network for Sennebogen. Hydromec will represent the Sennebogen green line in
northern Quebec from its two locations in Dolbeau-Mistassini and Chicoutimi.

Hydromec is a family owned company specializing in service and repair, primarily for
hydraulic and mechanical components that go into forestry machines. “We were
looking at developing new business with the goal of getting another product
line,” says Jean Trottier president of Hydromec. Hydromec became a Ponsse
dealer a few years ago, and Trottier says that they started looking for a
complementary product line to develop the company’s distribution across the
territories it covers in Quebec. Trottier says he first became aware of
Sennebogen machines during a trip to Sweden and knew that this company and its
products would be a good fit. However, he didn’t wait for opportunity to come
knocking; he pursued it, all the way to Munich, Germany, to meet with
Sennebogen during Bauma in 2007.

“I went
there just to get the chance to meet them. I wanted to get in touch and explore
the possibility for us to partner with them in Quebec to take care of the
logging and forestry industry,” says Trottier.


Trottier received the commitment he was wanting. He signed his dealership
agreement on March 12, 2010.

 Sennebogen & Hydromec families  
From left to right: Joel
Paikin of Sennebogen; Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen; Benoit
Trottier of Hydromec; Erich Sennebogen; Jean Trottier of Hydromec; and Walter

will start offering the Sennebogen product line to its customers involved in
forestry operations as well as those in sawmills, logging operations, waste
management facilities, recycling operations, and scrap metal yards. Trottier
will be covering most of northern Quebec, including the Gaspé region. “We are
bringing in four material handlers, the 305 and the 821 for the recycling and
waste industries and the larger 825 M and the new 830 M-T wagon puller machine
for logging applications, so we will have at least one or two machines at all
times at our location.”

a Sennebogen dealer has also energized Hydromec employees who are geared up to
work with the new line. “Having these four Sennebogen machines in our yard will
certainly boost the Hydromec team. We have 30 employees, and all of them are
dedicated to doing what we need to be successful,” he says. “One of the
competitive strengths of our business is that we are a small company that can
act very fast in responding to customers’ needs. We don’t have multiple layers
of management to go through to get a decision. This, along with the competence
and expertise of our service people is the key to our business.”

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