Kitchener, Ontario (May 2021): Provincial Lift Truck Inc. has been acquired by Leavitt Machinery based in Surrey, British Columbia. Founded by Chris Glaubitz in 2003, Provincial Lift Truck has grown to become a trusted supplier of material handling equipment in the Kitchener area. The acquisition by Leavitt Machinery, one of North America’s largest material handling equipment dealers, will increase internal infrastructure and resources to allow for future growth within Ontario.
Chris Glaubitz, Provincial Lift Truck’s Founder and President said “Over the past 18 years, we have built a stable business that our customer base has come to trust. Teaming up with Leavitt Machinery will allow us to better support our customers through technology, provide us with capital which will increase product and employee investment and enable continued growth within Ontario.”
Leavitt Machinery’s CEO, Tom Leavitt said, “Provincial Lift Truck has a great reputation in the Material Handling Industry for providing quality solutions for their customers. Their knowledgeable and dedicated team have helped them grow over the past 18 years. We can provide significant resources to key areas of their business to help strengthen their market presence in the region. Our companies’ cultures are aligned through kindred values, work ethic and the importance of safety and customer service. Our executive team is excited to have Provincial Lift Truck join our family.”
Based in Kitchener, ON, Provincial Lift Truck has been providing unique solutions for material handling equipment since 2003. As the authorized dealer for Manitou rough terrain forklifts and telehandlers and Heli forklifts, Provincial Lift Truck serves the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, food & beverage, construction and retail applications with full sales, rentals, parts, and service support. Provincial Lift Truck employs 15 staff out of their Kitchener location.
Leavitt Machinery is one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America. With over 38 locations North America wide, including dedicated service branches and training centers, Leavitt Machinery offers new and used equipment sales, short- and long-term rentals, emergency and preventative maintenance, safety training and parts support. Leavitt Machinery provides a wide variety of equipment options and services for every application. The team of dedicated representatives at Leavitt Machinery are constantly striving to provide cost effective and innovative solutions for our client’s applications.