West coast’s new Sennebogen distributor
|Erich Sennebogen (left)
and Constantino Lannes (right) welcome Roger Dobie (centre) of Great West
Equipment as the newest Sennebogen distributor in British Columbia.
May 30, 2011, Vernon, BC – Canada’s newest
Sennebogen distributor operates heavy equipment service facilities throughout
the British Columbia Interior and on Vancouver Island. The region can look
forward to a new level of support for log loader swing machines, scrap
handlers, and port equipment, with the appointment of Great West Equipment as
the newest authorized distributor of Sennebogen equipment.
The Great West Equipment branches will
serve a territory covering the southern interior and northern British Columbia,
reaching across to Vancouver Island, where the firm maintains two facilities.
In the metropolitan area of Vancouver, Top Lift Enterprises continues to
Corporate sales manager Roger Dobie
welcomes the opportunity to expand his range of equipment solutions for
customers. “The forestry industry has been changing, with fewer mills producing
higher volumes,” he explains. ”We have been looking for a purpose-built
material handler to help customers replace wheel loaders for loading and
stacking in their yards. Swing machines like the Sennebogen green line log
handlers can help our customers make better use of their space for inventory.”
Great West Equipment originated in Vernon
in 1987 as Woodland Parts. The current ownership group purchased the firm and
its one store 11 years ago. In 2002, under its new name, Great West was
appointed the regional dealer for Volvo Construction equipment, spurring rapid
growth of its service network. Dobie recalls that the firm opened three new
branches in its first three months as a Volvo dealer and continued to expand to
the north. Additional product lines expand Great West’s offering to forestry and
recycling customers, with a wide range of grinding and chipping machinery, as
well as road construction and specialized construction equipment.
“Sennebogen will definitely help us open new doors in
log-handling, scrap recycling, and port applications,” says Dobie. To be
prepared, Dobie will be sending his technicians to Stanley, North Carolina,
near Charlotte, for orientation at the new Sennebogen parts and training
facility. “We have a few green line machines to support in our territory
already,” he notes.
Constantino Lannes, president of
Sennebogen, foresees significant improvements in uptime and productivity for facilities.
“Due to the distances involved, many remote logging yards and mills have to
rely on dealers that are out of their area for service. We’re very proud to be
joined by a distributor as qualified as Great West Equipment, who has made a
commitment to the local industries and has strategically located its branches
throughout British Columbia.”