Carbotech Group expands with the acquisition of Sawquip

Plessisville, Quebec, Canada, February 01, 2024 – Carbotech Group is proud to announce the 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 is pursuing its expansion and broadening the range of products it offers its customers.

An enhanced product range

This acquisition allows Carbotech Group to add on a new field of expertise, providing customers with innovative new solutions for lumber production. Sawquip’s innovative products include log turners and optimized log infeeds, chipping canters, twin and quad circular saw modules, as well as positive cant turners to allow for controlled curve 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,” says Luc Houde, Executive Vice President of the Carbotech Group.

High-quality expertise

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, Quebec. To ensure the continuity of this proven expertise, Carbotech Group has also appointed Pierre Lafond, Carbotech’s Vice President, Operations, to lead the transition and integration. Mr. 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% of our resources to Cardinal’s development and activities,” mentions Pascal Labranche, President of former Sawquip owner Équipements Cardinal Inc.

Carbotech Group

Carbotech Group was born of Carbotech’s acquisition of Autolog. Along with their new plant in the southern United States, the two specialists in their fields boast over 70 years of experience in comprehensive sawmill solutions for the wood industry.

Carbotech Group continues to expand in the United States with the acquisition of a plant in South Carolina

Plessisville, Quebec, Canada, December 20, 2023 – Carbotech Group is proud to announce the acquisition of a 14,000 sq. ft. plant in Roebuck, South Carolina, marking a major milestone in its American expansion. In perfect synergy with its growth strategy, the company plans to start operations at its new facilities as early as mid-January 2024, primarily to serve customers in the southern United States.

Better serving the United States

With this acquisition, Carbotech Group is strengthening its ability to quickly meet the needs of its American customers. A new local team of mechanical and automation technicians will also be created. Together with the plant, this will improve the manufacturing of Carbotech equipment and enable the storage of spare parts for Autolog and Carbotech equipment.

The plant is strategically located in the heart of the American South. It will also be home to a training centre to develop expertise on Carbotech and Autolog equipment so that it can reach its fullest potential.

Strong management

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the appointment of Jon Comber as Managing Director of U.S. Operations. His extensive knowledge of Carbotech and Autolog products, as well as his impressive professional background in the sawmilling industry (including experience as a plant manager), make him the ideal person for the role.

Carbotech Group

Carbotech Group was born of Carbotech’s acquisition of Autolog. Together, the two specialists in their fields boast over 70 years of experience in comprehensive sawmill solutions for the wood industry.

Éric Michaud
VP Sales and Marketing, Carbotech Group
Phone: 941-313-1296

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