Livermore, Calif.-based Topcon Positioning Systems last week announced one of the company’s largest distributors — Land Measurement Systems of Calgary, Alberta, with offices in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton — has been purchased by Brandt Tractor Ltd.
Brandt is part of The Brandt Companies, which has 21 locations across Western Canada, and is also the largest privately held John Deere dealership in the world.
Brandt has worked closely with LMS to distribute Topcon machine control products for Western Canada for more than two years.
With the acquisition of LMS, Brandt will now represent the full line of Topcon positioning products for surveying and construction. Brandt will also assume the Topcon Regional Repair Center operations, capable of servicing Topcon equipment from all across Canada and the United States. Additionally, Brandt will assume ownership of Topcon’s Real Time Kinetic Network in western Canada.
“This joining of the LMS operations with Brandt will bring incredible benefits to customers and potential customers in Western Canada,” said Jamie Williamson, Topcon senior vice president. “Topcon will get a direct benefit from the world-class sales and service organization of Brandt, and the company’s large geographic footprint across Western Canada.”
“We are very excited to have the LMS organization join the Brandt family,” said Shaun Semple, president of Brandt Tractor. “We are equally excited about adding a quality product line such as Topcon to our premium product offerings like John Deere and Ditch Witch that we have offered our customers for many years. Topcon gives Brandt a strategic advantage as we look to the future of machine control and positioning technologies.”