CEA acquires ELB Equipment

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CEA will become the Australian distributor for the Ditch Witch and Komptech brands.


Agriculture and construction equipment distributor CEA is set to become the Australian distributor of Ditch Witch directional drills and excavators and Komptech waste recycling shredders after purchasingequipment distributor ELB Equipment.

CEA will also become the distributor of Diamond Z, Screenpod and TrackStack adding high speed grinders, stacking conveyers and modular wind sifters to its expanding portfolio of products for clients operating in the infrastructure construction, utility maintenance, waste management and recycling sectors.

CEA is currently the exclusive distributor of JCB construction and agricultural machinery, Dynapac compaction and paving equipment, and Atlas Copco generators, portable air compressors, and lighting towers.

CEA CEO Hylton Taylor said as a leading distributor of world-renowned capital equipment brands ELB is a natural fit for the CEA business.

"We see this as a great opportunity to further expand our product portfolio and build on our already strong suite of brands we represent in the marketplace today," Taylor says.

"Operating for almost 40 years, our business understands the market requirements, and how best to meet the evolving demands of our customer base.

"Ditch Witch’s range of directional drilling machines and excavators is renowned throughout the world and we are extremely pleased to be adding them to our offering to clients, while the waste recycling business is a growth industry and Komptech occupies a unique position in that sector."

In 2019 CEA moved in to its new multi-million-dollar purpose-built facility which has facilitated opportunities for growth and expansion. Housing the businesses head office, Sydney branches and national parts distribution centre, the site is well equipped to manage the existing and future demands of CEA as it continues to evolve.

ELB Equipment Managing Director Christopher Malan says the company is looking forward to expanding its business in Australia:

"We are excited about the opportunity to further expand and evolve the Ditch Witch, Komptech, Diamond Z, Screenpod and TrackStack brands footprint across Australia and New Zealand with the available support and resources CEA offers," Malan says.

"This is a great opportunity for our highly skilled staff who are passionate about the business to grow and evolve and join a business with a very strong and positive culture driven by its highly professional leadership team."


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