Posted July 11, 2023

Cratos Equipment expands

Cratos Equipment opens new facility to expand operations; also expands into Canada.

Cratos Equipment opened for business in 2013 and over the last 10 years, it has expanded its product fleet to include battery-powered skid steers, excavators, wheelbarrows and high-tip dumpers. It recently expanded its capabilities with the addition of a new facility that will improve storage capabilities and inventory management.

“Adding a second facility is going to be key in our process to meet the demand for our machines,” says Alex Berg, Cratos Equipment CEO, “We are expanding out footprint to meet the ever-growing demand of our customers.  We know the importance of having ready inventory for when our customers win an important bid.”

Growing a business is all about being able to meet the demand, but a new facility isn’t enough on its own. Cratos is looking to add to its workforce to improve operational efficiencies.

Similarly, Cratos Equipment is expanding into Canada with the addition of Greg Hamilton,  a new sales manager based out of Toronto. “Cratos battery-powered equipment is a leap forward for many in the construction industry and being part of that movement is an exciting opportunity,” Greg says. He has 15 years of construction equipment sales experience in Canada and prides himself on working hard to fill the needs of customers.

Cratos has developed relationships with multiple rental houses and suppliers in the Canadian market this year. “Having an active presence in Canada is a necessary move to have active relationships with our Canadian partners,” says Bob Maguire, president of Cratos Equipment. “Our goal is to make our presence known in each Canadian province and to be able to serve them effectively.”

Cratos has partnered with Cavalier Industries Ltd. to assist its efforts to grow in Canada, where there is a long cultural acceptance of electric/environmentally friendly products and the number of growing cities in Canadian provinces.

“The next 10 years will be this company’s biggest ones yet,” says Maguire.