In business since 1952Hewitt Equipment Limited was founded in 1952 by the late Robert Hewitt. The Company is the authorized Caterpillar Dealer for the province of Quebec and Western Labrador, and, since 1995, through its subsidiary, Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd., is also the Cat Dealer for the Maritime provinces. With headquarters in Pointe-Claire and 46 branches, the Hewitt Group sells, rents and services the full line of Caterpillar products through four divisions: Heavy Equipment, Material Handling, Energy and Trucks. Hewitt’s other subsidiaries are: Hewitt Material Handling Inc. (Ontario), Hewitt Rentals Inc. (Quebec, Western Labrador and Maritimes), Montréal Hydraulique Inc. and SITECH Atlantic Ltd. (Maritimes). The Company is also the dealer for Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH (MaK) for Québec, the Maritimes, and the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Maine to Virginia. The Hewitt Group employs over 2,300 people across Eastern Canada.
It was in February 1952, that Robert Hewitt founded Hewitt Equipment Limited (Hewitt). Originally, Hewitt started with approximately 40 employees operating from a parts and sales office in downtown Montreal, a service shop in Rosemont and a branch operation in Quebec City. It was in these conditions that the Company successfully completed its first major project, supplying and supporting the equipment to build the Q.N.S. & L. railroad from Sept-Îles to Schefferville. Today, Hewitt has a network of over 50 branches in Quebec and Western Labrador.
In 1995, Hewitt acquired Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. (Atlantic Cat), which was founded in 1927 and employs over 500 people. With eight branches, Atlantic Cat is the Cat dealer for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Its markets are very similar to those of Hewitt and the two Companies work in close collaboration on many fronts including, among others, marine engine installation.
In 2001, Hewitt launched Hewitt Material Handling Inc., a Cat lift truck dealer for most of Ontario. HMH now has four branches which employ over 200 employees and offer material handling and warehousing solutions.
With the opening of the first rental stores in 2000 and the creation in 2002 of its subsidiary Hewitt Rentals Inc., Hewitt adds another feather to its cap. Under the Cat Rental Store banner, Hewitt offers short-term rentals of a wide range of compact tools and equipment to answer business and general public daily needs. With over 100 employees and 30 stores throughout Quebec and the Maritimes, Hewitt Rentals Inc. is well-positioned to become the major player in the tool and equipment rental industry. In 2002, Hewitt celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 50 years, Hewitt was involved in multiple major projects that marked the Quebec we know today.
In 2004, Hewitt acquired Montréal Hydraulique 04 Inc., a Jungheinrich lift truck dealer which specializes in hydraulic and pneumatic component system sales and repairs in addition to cylinder manufacturing. Montréal Hydraulique is based in Saint-Hubert and employs approximately 30 people.
Acquisition of the responsibility for the sales, marketing and product support for the Metso product line.
The Hewitt Group breaks through the one billion dollar mark.
Hewitt Equipment Limited celebrates its 60th anniversary and Atlantic Cat, its subsidiary, celebrates its 85th anniversary.
In 2012, the ERP Solution, aimed at mordernizing our systems and processes, is implemented throughout the eight Atlantic Cat branches.
Hewitt and Atlantic assume responsibility for the Sales, Marketing and Product Support for the entire range of Cat Mining Equipment including existing Bucyrus machines operating in our Service Territory.
The ERP Solution is implemented throughout all the Hewitt Equipment Limited branches across Quebec.
Acquisition of Trimble, a dealer of machine control and site positioning systems, for Quebec and Western Labrador. SITECH QM Limited is a subsidiary for the Sales and Support of advanced technology on all brands of equipment, including Cat.
Hewitt Material Handling opens two branches in Ottawa and in Belleville, in Ontario.
Today the Hewitt Group has over 2,150 Employees and a network of 46 branches in Quebec, Western Labrador, the Maritimes and Ontario.
We are growing all the while maintaining our 2018 Vision.
Choose Hewitt for your Cat equipment needsHewitt Equipment Limited offers you the full range of Caterpillar products, equipment and parts. Our network guarantees you will receive your parts quickly, and our specially trained Cat equipment technicians will offer you a Service par Excellence recognized throughout the industry.
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Heavy equipmentHewitt Equipment Limited offers the complete range of Cat equipment. No matter the application, whether you work in the forestry, mining or construction industries, in paving or landscaping, from the smallest to the largest, we have the piece of equipment to suit your every need.
EnergyHewitt’s Energy Division specializes in the design and assembly of generator sets, including turnkey control panels and transfer switches. We develop solutions adapted to gas (natural or biogas) and diesel generator sets, as well as to marine and industrial applications.
TrucksCaterpillar spent hundreds of hours on the road asking customers to describe the ideal truck. Our design team rode alongside drivers and gathered input on everything from specs and comfort to visibility and performance. And now we’re introducing the only vocational truck worthy of the Cat® name: the CT660.
Material HandlingNo matter what your industry is and what your material handling and storage needs may be, we will find the option that suits you best. Hewitt has the most complete line of products in the industry, and our specialized advisors will be happy to find the material handling or storage system that works best for you.
Health and safety, our priorityAcross the Hewitt Group, Health & Safety is more than a Priority – it’s a way of life. Each and every day, we must create a workplace that fosters and protects the Health & Safety of all our Employees, customers and suppliers. This commitment is fundamental to our success and deeply integrated within our Company Values.
Our Guiding Principles
- Life is precious and must be protected at all costs.\
- Injury prevention is our Number 1 Priority in the workplace. All accidents can be prevented.
- Zero Accidents is our objective and is achievable with the collaboration of engaged people.
- Health & Safety is in everyone’s best interest. Everyone is responsible for respecting, reinforcing, and continuously improving Health & Safety.
- Our commitment extends well beyond the workplace as Health & Safety is just as important at home and everywhere else.