Fecon purchases Vermeer mulching products, expanding globally

Fecon has purchased the Vermeer forestry mulcher product line and through this arrangement has established a global distribution agreement with the company.

The new distribution agreement with Vermeer, which is planned to be rolled out on a controlled basis throughout 2021, will provide Fecon dealers access to the robust line of mulching equipment that leverages the best of Vermeer and Fecon mulching technology.

“This distribution strategy leverages the scope and size of traditional Vermeer dealerships by focusing on market segments with differentiated product needs. Blending the learnings and engineering expertise of both teams provides dealerships and customers with products that are easy to buy and own,” stated Fecon. 

“Adding Fecon engineering and technology will make it easier for customers to buy the equipment best suited to their needs,” said Bob Dieckman, CEO of Fecon LLC. “With their extensive coverage and high standard of customer support, as well as the professional and strategic Vermeer sales organisation, we are certain that both organisations will benefit from the partnership.”

According to Fecon, it will start the process with a select, yet global group of Vermeer dealers in 2021, as well as strategically specify products and methodically expand from there. The company will assume production and support of the Vermeer model FT100 and FT300 forestry mulching tractors, and has begun moving these functions to its Lebanon, Ohio factory.

“Fecon’s forestry innovation and product lineup is a great complement to our equipment portfolio," said Doug Hundt, president of industrial solutions at Vermeer. “With a lineup of products that support the land clearing, utility right-of-way and fire mitigation markets, their mulching attachments and tractors will give our dealers a broader portfolio to support those customers we are already working with in those markets."

Established in 1992 near Cincinnati, Fecon manufactures the Bull Hog forestry mulcher. The company also produces tracked carriers and tractors, as well as a full range of attachments and other equipment for vegetation management. Its products are sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide.