TDL loses Terex to Molson


By Mike Travers


Terex Trucks has switched its UK dealership for articulated vehicles from TDL Equipment to the fast-growing Molson Group.

Molson Young Plant Sales will handle the trucks in Scotland with TDL continuing to service its customers until early next year.

The move sees the new distributor introduce large ADTs into its line-up for the first time in what it describes as “a natural progression”.

Jonathan Wilson, Molson’s joint managing director, said: “There are lots of construction projects going on in the UK at the moment and with the recent product improvements Terex Trucks has made under Volvo ownership, we know the TA300 and TA400 are high-quality machines that will be well suited to our customers’ needs.”

Terex Trucks was acquired in 2015 by Volvo Construction Equipment which has made significant investment in the Motherwell factory.

Molson bought Young Plant Sales in 2017 and has since increased its range of franchises as well as expanding its territorial coverage with a depot in Inverness. Earlier this year it acquired Finlay Scotland, the dealer for Terex|Finlay mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment, in a deal that widened its distribution rights to cover Great Britain.

TDL, which operates in Scotland from a depot at Coatbridge, has held the Terex franchise for some years. It has been responsible for introducing Sany excavators to the Scottish market and also distributes Atlas materials handlers, Genie telehandlers and Mecalac compact equipment.


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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 3/10/2019