Mecalac welcomes Trekker Group to growing North American network

By edited by Sarah Bunyea

The partnership creates a foundation for sales and service in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

Mecalac, Norfolk, Massachusetts, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment, welcomes Trekker Group to its growing dealer network. The Trekker Group is one of five dealers Mecalac added in 2020 to expand coverage across North America. Trekker Group will offer Mecalac’s line of crawler skid-excavators, the MCR Series, as well as the company’s MWR Series of wheeled excavators and AS Series swing loaders at six locations throughout Florida. The partnership creates a foundation for sales and service in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

“Growing a brand, especially one as unique as Mecalac, requires a strong partner with exemplary customer service,” says Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “Trekker Group recognizes Mecalac’s potential for their landscaping and construction customers. They also have the support network necessary for helping us foster a whole new way of thinking about the jobsite.”

Trekker Group originated in Puerto Rico more than 66 years ago, reaching mainland U.S. in 2010 with the establishment of Trekker Tractor. Several divisions of the company, including the original Puerto Rico Wire Group, continue to provide construction wire products, tools and accessories across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In addition to Trekker Tractor, the equipment sales rental and service division, the group also manages Trekker Distributor in the U.S. This division provides concrete formwork and shoring supplies and design consultation services, as well as multiple construction equipment lines throughout Florida and most states in the Southeast.

“Partnering with Mecalac is an ideal fit with our customer base,” says Adam Stegeman, vice president of operations for Trekker Group. “We focus on site work, utilities, water treatment plants, pool contractors, landscapers and municipalities. Jobsites are often crowded and difficult to access. Mecalac equipment is compact, highly maneuverable and the most innovative machines our industry has seen in the last 50 years. With Mecalac our customers can be more resourceful and efficient. We’re happy to be able to help make that happen.”