McIntosh Group has been appointed as the national distributor for Case Construction Equipment (CE) in Australia and is acquiring the Dandenong-based construction equipment dealership Case Vic, both formerly managed by CNH Industrial (CNHi).
To facilitate this move, McIntosh Group has formed a third division of its business, McIntosh CE, which will be responsible for all aspects of Case CE distribution across Australia, supporting the current dealer network with sales, marketing, product support and parts.
McIntosh Group CEO, David Capper, says he is excited about the acquisition and believes it will benefit the brand and the dealer network.
“As distributor, McIntosh CE’s primary aim is to demonstrate our commitment to the Case CE product line and the existing dealership network, and the role they both play in the success of Case CE customers,” said David.
CNH Industrial Managing Director for Agriculture ANZ, Brandon Stannett, says he believes this appointment is beneficial to all parties, allowing each to focus on their core business.
“As one of our largest dealer groups, McIntosh Group is uniquely positioned to take the Case CE distribution rights and hit the ground running,” said Brandon.
Along with Australian distribution rights of the Case CE brand, McIntosh Group has also acquired Case Vic, which will become part of the McIntosh & Son dealership group.
McIntosh & Son plans to retain the well-established Case Vic brand and Vince King will continue to lead the Case Vic team with support from McIntosh & Son.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring Case Vic into our network as we recognise Case Vic as a high-performing business, with full credit to Vince and the team,” said David.
McIntosh Group’s existing distribution business, McIntosh Distribution, operates a model supporting both McIntosh-owned dealerships, alongside a 120-plus strong independent dealer network. McIntosh CE will manage the distribution of Case CE through a similar model.
Paul Davies, McIntosh CE General Manager, is confident that the continued positive reception of Case CE machinery in Australia has been because of the solution-based offering they provide.
Of the newly released G-Series wheel loaders, Paul believes the operator environment is “the most intuitive, comfortable and easy to manage environment of any CASE wheel loader ever produced.”
“It was heavily influenced by automotive design, so you’ll see electro-hydraulic controls and operator interfaces that make operation simpler and more efficient.”
Greater visibility to all sides of the machine has been achieved by a new, one-piece rounded windshield, a rear grid defroster and redesigned external mirrors more optimally placed to prevent operator fatigue. The G-Series loaders also feature an all-new HVAC system that Paul believes achieves “the fastest cab cool-down of any loader in the industry and excellent heating/defrosting/defogging capabilities.”
The new B-Series skid steer and compact track loader range also offers a market-leading operator environment. Boasting one of the roomiest cabs in the industry, the fully sealed and pressurised cabs reduce noise and dust, and had been a highlight for users.
“We get a lot of positive feedback on the B-Series cab, from the amount of space to the heated seats and temperature controls, to the super quiet operation,” continued Paul.
“Plus, the large LCD screen make the functions quick to find and easy to use.”
Finally Paul cautioned to those interested in adding any of the new Case equipment to their construction fleet should do so sooner than later.
“Market demand has continued to be very strong across Australia. But with the global supply issues and delays, it’s never been more important to order stock early to avoid disappointment.”
For more information on the full Case Construction range, or to find your nearest dealer, head to www.casece.com.