Quebec’s Carbotech Group acquires Sawquip
February 5, 2024 By CFI Staff
Carbotech Group has announced its acquisition of Sawquip, a manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of sawmill equipment for the primary and secondary breakdown of logs into lumber.
By integrating Sawquip’s products and services into its own, Carbotech Group said it is pursuing its expansion and broadening the range of products it offers to its customers.
This acquisition allows Carbotech Group to add on a new field of expertise, providing customers with innovative new solutions for lumber production, the company said in a statement.
Sawquip’s products include log turners and optimized log infeeds, chipping canters, twin and quad circular saw modules, as well as optimized gangs for controlled shape sawing, among others. To standardize procedures and presentation, Sawquip equipment will now be part of the Carbotech brand.
“Uniting Sawquip’s knowledge and products with our own will strengthen our expertise and allow us to expand our log solutions,” said Luc Houde, executive vice-president of the Carbotech Group.
Sawquip has 35 years of experience and is a North American pioneer in the manufacture of curve sawing equipment, having been among the first to offer this sawing technique to the industry. Its equipment will now be manufactured at Carbotech’s facilities in Plessisville, Que.
To ensure continuity, Carbotech Group has also appointed Pierre Lafond, Carbotech’s vice-president of operations, to lead the transition and integration. Lafond already has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment similar to that produced by Sawquip. After-sales service and support will also be provided by Carbotech’s dedicated team.
“We are delighted to have concluded this transaction, which will undoubtedly result in a winning synergy that will drive Carbotech Group’s continued growth. On our end, this sale will allow us to devote 100 per cent of our resources to Cardinal’s development and activities,” said Pascal Labranche, president of former Sawquip and owner of Équipements Cardinal, Inc.
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