Toromont Cat chooses Groeneveld greasing systems for rental
Toromont, one of the larger Caterpillar dealers in the world, has selected Groeneveld as their preferred supplier for automatic lubrication systems for their heavy rental fleet. “And for good reasons”, Heavy Rents Asset Manager Matt Visentin underlines. “It’s a great product with the back-up of a solid service organization, able to support us and our customers in the entire region we serve. And our customers as well as Toromont Heavy Rental benefit from the values of automatic greasing, which include higher productivity and less repair and maintenance and increased residual value.”
Toromont Cat from Canada, located in Ontario, Manitoba, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Eastern Labrador, covers one of the largest geographical areas of all Caterpillar dealers worldwide. The company is dedicated to supplying and servicing new and good quality used equipment and exceptional product support in the mining, construction, agricultural and material handling segments. Groeneveld already supplies automatic lubrication systems to Toromont dealers for the after-market, while many machines can also be ordered ex-factory with Groeneveld lubrication systems. Based on the positive experience with the system, Toromont decided to conduct a trial with the system for their Heavy Rental division. “Five different machines were equipped with Groeneveld automatic lubrication systems, and they worked extremely well”, explains Heavy Rents asset manager Matt Visentin.”
Lower costs and increased uptime
This made Toromont’s Heavy Rents division decide to equip all of its existing and future equipment with Groeneveld automatic lubrication systems. “we always look for ways to provide the best possible service to our customers and to offer maximum machine availability or uptime, while at the same time keeping repair and maintenance costs under control. Since we started equipping our equipment with Groeneveld we have seen a 30% reduction in repair costs of lubrication sensitive components”, Visentin explains. “With machines operating under severe circumstances in remote areas, which is not unusual in our region, proper daily maintenance like greasing is a challenge. Groeneveld automatic lubrication systems offer the right solution for every machine and all kind of applications.”
It’s not only the durability of the product, the remote monitoring and canbus-connection, or the availability of large reservoirs to ensure enough grease supply between service intervals, that made Toromont choose Groeneveld. Also the ability of Groeneveld’s solid Canadian organization to support the product in the large Toromont territory, is a great advantage. Plus the fact that Groeneveld also supplies its systems to Caterpillar for ex-factory installs, which means that we can order parts via the Cat Parts system.” Matt Visentin concludes.
Proud to be of service
Since Groeneveld was established in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, back in 1971, the company has developed into a leading supplier of automatic lubrication systems. The Group has over 30 company-owned branches in more than 20 countries worldwide. Groeneveld systems are sold in the after-market, as well as to leading manufacturers of construction equipment, all over the globe. “For many years Canada is one of the most important markets for Groeneveld. Our brand is well-established in many segments of the market and our products are well-appreciated by our customers, being dealers, rental companies and end-users. We supply automatic lubrication systems to Toromont and its dealers for many years, and we see the contract to install our systems on the Toromont Heavy Rental fleet as a big recognition for the quality of our product, but also for our organization. And we are proud to be of service to such a well-respected company”, says Tim Wynia, CEO of Groeneveld North American.