Inland has acquired Custom Truck Sales (CTS Kenworth), extending its Kenworth dealership network to the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada. CTS also is the Doepker and Globe Trailer dealer for Manitoba, entering Inland into the market of specialty vocational trailers, according to an announcement.
“We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values — providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis on honesty and integrity,” says Inland President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Currie.
“This acquisition is centered on our customers. We understand the importance of having convenient dealerships you can rely on.”
With the addition of six facilities in Regina, Saskatoon, Estevan, Swift Current, Winnipeg and Brandon, Inland now has 35 locations throughout Western Canada and Southwestern U.S., making it one of the largest truck and equipment dealers in North America, the company says.
Between Inland and CTS, there are more than 120 years of industry experience.
“This is an exciting time for Inland as 2019 marks our 70th anniversary,” Currie says. “We have grown from our roots of a small-town dealership, but our business strength is still in the relationships we have.”
Brent Leach, CTS president, says, “We have had a long-term relationship with the leaders of Inland for over 50 years. Like CTS, Inland has consistently won awards for operations, sales, service, parts and leasing. I truly believe that joining another company with such a long track record of success can provide support and opportunities for both customers and employees.”
Moving forward, CTS will be operating under Inland with the same facilities and skilled employees currently in place.