Cam­peau & Fils sells to Ter­apro

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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.

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