Melbourne Tractors is expanding its Queensland footprint after purchasing Chesterfield Australia’s construction division, which includes the transfer of the Kobelco franchise and use of the Richlands facility.
Melbourne Tractors, who trade as BrisVegas Machinery in Queensland, are one of Australia’s leading suppliers of new and used compact and heavy equipment for the construction, landscaping, industrial and mining markets.
Melbourne Tractors Operations Manager Kane Bennett said the sale allowed BrisVegas Machinery to become a heavy-hitter in the competitive Queensland market.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a construction business with such an outstanding reputation,” Mr Bennett said.
“Like Chesterfield Australia, we’re a family owned and operated business, with similar visions and values.”
Chesterfield Australia Chief Executive Officer Gary Bone said the sale of the construction arm of their business would allow the company to fully focus on its agricultural division which has been its core business since 1963.
“We’re now fully focussing on the agricultural industry and with the changing landscape we can take full advantage of the arising opportunities in it” Mr Bone said.
“We will continue to support rural and regional Australia with expert service and advice and outstanding John Deere, Faresin and Noram machinery.”
As part of Chesterfield Australia’s commitment to the agricultural sector and its employees, the company is building a new state of the art facility at Loganholme later this year.
The sale of Chesterfield Australia’s construction division to Melbourne Tractors is expected to be finalised by early May.