Campeau & Fils sells to Terapro
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff Groupe Terapro has acquired the Dalhousie-Station based F. Campeau & Fils New Holland dealership effective Sept. 30.
Despite the new ownership, Peter Campeau, who bought the business from his father, Fernand, in 1986, says that very little will change in terms of the day-to-day operations. He will continue to run it along with his daughter, Annick, and the rest of its present staff.
He says he sold because being part of a larger group like Groupe Terapro will make it easier to do business.
“We’ll be able to take advantage of the specialists who work with the different products,” he says, adding that being affiliated with Groupe Terapro will make it easier to remain competitive. If F. Campeau & Fils doesn’t have a certain product, he could easily get one from one six other area New Holland dealerships under Machinerie CH, an agricultural equipment division run by Groupe Terapro.
In addition to Machinerie CH, Groupe Terapro operates four construction machinery dealerships under the Longus banner.
F. Campeau & Fils was founded in 1888 as a service repair shop for farmers. Eventually, it started selling New Holland agricultural machinery. Six generations of Campeaus have run the business. Today, it provides work for 18 employees and serves clients from both Québec and Ontario. Over the years, the employees has developed a strong expertise in cash crop equipment as well as soil preparation equipment.
Terapro is a Quebec-based organization that has 250 employees operating 12 dealerships.