Alliance Vermeer International and SiteTec
Goes – Vermeer International B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vermeer Manufacturing Company, has entered into a strategic alliance with SiteTec HDD Equipment B.V., a manufacturer of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) mud mixing, recycling, and pumping equipment, to exclusively distribute these products through the Vermeer International dealership network in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.
Vermeer International will handle all aspects of distribution and marketing for SiteTec products that fit the Vermeer range of HDD machines. SiteTec will handle all aspects of manufacturing, field support and warranty for the co-branded equipment.
Both companies’ decision to enter into this mutually beneficial relationship largely stems from the desire to provide a one-stop solution to customers in the underground industry by combining market leading Vermeer HDD machines and SiteTecâ€™s unmatched drilling fluid solutions. Customers gain the ability to purchase trusted mud mixing systems from a full-service local dealer.
â€œWeâ€™ve worked extensively with Vermeer International over the past year to develop this strategic alliance,â€ says Alexander de Bas, owner of SiteTec. â€œDue to the large range on both Vermeer HDD machines and SiteTec mixing, pumping and recycling systems, Vermeer dealers are able to offer the best possible drill set-up for a broad range of working conditions. We are excited about this alliance which will provide the HDD industry a professional and flexible, one-stop solution with local on-site training and support.â€
Steve Heap, Managing Director for Vermeer International, agrees, â€œVermeer is excited about the value that the relationship with SiteTec will add to our distribution network. With the ability to deliver a mud recycling and pumping solution with the Vermeer product line-up, this alliance will only strengthen the Vermeer offering of industry leading products.â€
The official announcement of this alliance will be launched publicly during the 23rd International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, September 19-21 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.