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Two acquisitions for RDO Equipment

Construction equipment dealer RDO Equipment has acquired two companies and creates a new business structure to manage its Australian assets.

Construction equipment dealer RDO Equipment has acquired two companies and created a new business structure to manage its Australian assets.

RDO Australia Group has been created to co-ordinate the region, after the company purchased the remaining 50 per cent of Vanderfield and Vermeer Australia.

Recently appointed RDO Equipment Chief Operating Officer Julie Whitcombe will serve as RDO Australia Group’s new CEO.

Whitcombe said the creation of RDO Australia Group and investment in two new acquisitions, reflects a long term commitment to the Australian market.

“RDO Australia Group is ready to help shape the future of the agricultural, mining, construction and forestry sectors in this market, through a combination of exceptional network reach, range of product and quality of experience and support,” Whitcombe said.

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“By increasing our holdings in Vanderfield and Vermeer Australia to 100 per cent, we are continuing to build a powerful brand in Australia.”

Whitcombe said RDO Australia Group will benefit from the experience of Peter Pullan and Ian Jensen of Vermeer Australia and Bruce Vandersee, who will all serve as RDO Australia Group Directors.

“The new RDO Australia Group will be built on the strong legacies of the Vanderfield and Vermeer Australia businesses, focused on their customer’s long-term success,” Whitcombe said.

“Peter, Ian and Bruce have committed decades of hard work to serving customers across Queensland and eastern Australia, and I know their continuing contribution to RDO Australia Group will be incredibly valuable.”

The acquisitions follow RDO Equipment’s recent takeover as John Deere forestry and construction equipment dealer for all Australian states except Western Australia.

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