Mecalac open new North American facility
Company looks to expand growth across North America with new headquarters in Norfolk, Massachusetts
MECALAC, one of the global leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact construction equipment, have opened a new 14,000 sq ft facility in Norfolk, Massachusetts, to serve as their North American headquarters and further support the growth of the brand in this market.
Opened July 2019, the new facility centralizes Mecalac’s administrative offices, equipment inventory, parts, and service support in one building, replacing the three separate locations the company maintained previously. It will be home to an in-house training facility and play host to dealer and media events throughout the year.
‘The North American market has been very receptive to the Mecalac approach, which puts a heavy emphasis on innovation,’ said Alexandre Marchetta, chief executive officer of Mecalac.
‘Every piece of equipment is designed with the end-user in mind and solves the challenges operators face daily. The new facility underscores our commitment to the North American market and will allow us to better serve our growing dealer network and customer base.’
Mecalac first became involved in the North American market in 2016 through an initial dealer partnership was with Lorusso Heavy Equipment near Boston. Shortly afterwards, in 2017, Mecalac acquired Terex’s line of backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers, further strengthening Mecalac’s presence in the market.
The success of Mecalac’s first US distributor combined with the Terex product acquisition ultimately led to the formation of Mecalac North America.
‘One of our priorities is to expand our dealer network across North America,’ said Peter Bigwood, general manager of Mecalac North America. ‘We currently have 15 dealers and plan to grow at a measured but steady pace.’
Founded in France in 1974, Mecalac manufacture compact excavators, loaders, backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers. Most of the company’s equipment is designed for multi-functionality, to help reduce the number of machines on the job site.