Fecon to acquire Vermeer forestry mulching products
Fecon LLC, a US-based manufacturer of forestry mulching and allied equipment for a wide range of land management applications has revealed the purchase of the Vermeer forestry mulcher product line from compatriot Vermeer Corp. along with a global distribution agreement with Vermeer. This distribution deal with Vermeer, which will be rolled out on a controlled basis throughout 2021, will provide their dealers access to the robust line of mulching equipment that leverages the best of both brands.
According to a joint statement, this distribution strategy leverages the scope and size of traditional Vermeer dealerships by focusing on market segments with differentiated product needs. Blending the learnings and engineering expertise of both teams provides dealerships and customers with products that are easy to buy and own.
Adding Fecon engineering and technology will make it easier for customers to buy the equipment best suited to their needs. With their extensive coverage and high standard of customer support, as well as the professional and strategic Vermeer sales organization, we are certain that both organizations will benefit from the partnership, said Bob Dieckman, CEO, Fecon.
Fecon will start the process with a select, global group of Vermeer dealers in 2021, as well as strategically specify products and methodically expand from there. The company will assume production and support of the Vermeer model FT100 and FT300 forestry mulching tractors and has begun moving these functions to their Lebanon, Ohio (OH) factory.
Fecon’s forestry innovation and product lineup is a great complement to our equipment portfolio. With a lineup of products that support the land clearing, utility right-of-way, and fire mitigation markets, their mulching attachments and tractors will give our dealers a broader portfolio to support those customers we are already working within those markets, said Doug Hundt, President of Industrial Solutions at Vermeer.