OUR HISTORY

Hewitt Equipment Limited was founded in 1952 by the late Robert Hewitt. His son, Jim Hewitt was named President of the Company in 1983 and led it to expand its network to 52 branches and surpassing the billion-dollar mark in sales in 2012.

HEWITT EQUIPMENT LTD

Hewitt Equipment Limited sold, rented and serviced the full line of Caterpillar products through five divisions: Heavy Equipment, Material Handling, Energy, Trucks and Agricultural. Hewitt’s other subsidiaries included Hewitt Material Handling Inc. (Ontario), Hewitt Rentals Inc. (Quebec, Western Labrador and Maritimes), Montréal Hydraulique 04 Inc. and SITECH Atlantic Ltd. (Maritimes). The Company was also the dealer for Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH (MaK) for Québec, the Maritimes, and the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Maine to Virginia.

SERVING EASTERN CANADA

The Company was the authorized Caterpillar Dealer for the province of Québec and Western Labrador, and, since 1995, through its subsidiary, Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd., the Cat Dealer for the Maritime provinces. The Company, and all subsidiaries was sold in October 2017 to Toromont Cat, the Caterpillar Dealer in Ontario and Manitoba. At the time of sale, there were 48 branches, with headquarters in Pointe-Claire and over 2,100 employees.

OUR COMPANY MOTTO

Hewitt Equipment Limited was recognized for its motto of Service par Excellence and helping each customer reach their business goals. Thanks to the far-reaching network, the Company could guarantee quick delivery of parts and had specially trained Cat equipment technicians available to help service machines and ensure little downtime – crucial for business owners of every size.

HEWITT GROUP: A TIMELINE

Hewitt Equipment Ltd. founded by Robert Hewitt

1952

Jim Hewitt named President of Hewitt Equipment Ltd.

1983

Hewitt expands to 52 branches across Eastern Canada

Between 1983 and 2012

Hewitt surpasses the billion-dollar mark in sales

2012

Hewitt Equipment Limited is sold to Toromont Cat

October 2017

Hewitt Group is formed by Jim & David Hewitt

End of 2017