Montreal, Quebec — May 1, 2017 — UAP has announced the acquisition by its Heavy Vehicle Parts Division of Belcher Pièces de Machinerie, located in St-Augustin-de Desmaures.
According to a statement from UAP, Belcher is a leader in the field of heavy machinery parts sale and distribution in construction, mining, agriculture and forestry.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Belcher team to our Traction/TW network,” said Pierre Rachiele, Executive Vice President, Heavy Vehicle Parts Division, UAP. “We will benefit from the impressive technical expertise of this team. This will allow us to expand the sales and distribution of heavy vehicle parts across the country through our network of Traction stores and TW distribution centres.”
A further statement says UAP intends to keep the Belcher facilities in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures open and retain the existing team.
This is the fourth acquisition for UAP’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division in recent months. Last December, UAP announced the acquisition of Buy-Rite Truck Parts and G.P.I.C.S., both located in the Greater Toronto Area. UAP also recently acquired the distribution activities of Service de Freins Montreal Ltée (Freno).
UAP’s Heavy Vehicle Parts Division includes more than 100 Traction stores, 125 TruckPro repair shops, six TW and CADEL warehouses, and MTC, a leaf spring manufacturing plant. The company has provided national coverage for the trucking industry for over 25 years.