Business relationship with Canadian company
Germans receive a warm welcome in Canada, no matter if they come as tourists or business partners. In recent years Weber MT has successfully opened up the Canadian market for its compaction equipment. The company demonstrates its innovative strength convincingly worldwide. A recent business partner is Hewitt Equipment Limited, a well-established construction equipment dealer covering four provinces in Eastern Canada.
Following the first delivery in 2010, a rewarding business relationship with Hewitt has developed. Three important Hewitt branches in Quebec were provided with compactors, and this led to further sales. In February 2011 Weber MT could place the largest order for soil compactors in Eastern Canada to date, 18 CR 8 equipped with the innovative compaction control system COMPATROL® and six CR 5 E, indicating that customers outside Europe are convinced of Weber MT soil compactors because of their excellent quality and powerful performance. This positive development is picking up speed in Quebec and the Maritime provinces, and Hewitt shows increasing interest in Weber MT machines. More reversible soil compactors within a relatively short period of time have been ordered, most recently in March 2012 for 41 machines CR 6, CR 7 and CR 8 featuring COMPATROL®.
Hewitt Equipment Limited, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is about as old as Weber MT and an ideal business partner. The company’s subsidiary Hewitt Rentals Inc. with a workforce of 240 people and 28 branch offices is an excellent distribution platform for soil compactors in Eastern Canada.
Huge and wealthy
There are good reasons why Canada is one of the most favorite emigration countries for Germans. Initially populated by Indians, and colonization beginning at the start of the 17th century a very special sense of life gradually developed, in part due to its bilingualism. This sense of life is characterized by cultural diversity and the chance of living and working together peacefully in breathtaking surroundings.
The second largest country on earth covers an area of 9,984,670 square kilometers. Due to its nature, its wealth of raw materials, energy and mineral resources Canada belongs to the richest countries of the world. The gross domestic product of 1432 billion dollars indicates that Canada is in a very good position: The sparsely populated country is number nine in the world rankings.
The country with almost 35 million inhabitants has the second largest oil and gas reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia, and there is also a vast potential for hydropower. Canada’s economic success and independence is based on energy export, but mining for mineral resources, e.g., zinc, uranium, potassium, cadmium, sulfur and nickel are also important factors.
It’s hard to believe that only eight per cent of the national territory is agricultural land, and yet Canada is one of the world’s largest exporting countries for agricultural products. The huge areas of forest land, important to the lumber industry, and the rich fishing grounds present a picture of an attractive country blessed by numerous natural assets. All these things provide chances for a good life and excellent economic conditions.