OUR HISTORY & FOUNDER
Our founder, Tim Martin, started in the industry as an equipment operator at just 13 years old. Tim grew up in Burns Lake, moved to Prince George, and became a journeyman welder. It all began in 1974. Tim worked for TimerJack Inc. as a heavy-duty mechanic, which lead to his role as the company's service manager. From there on, he started his own seven-year service truck business for logging contractors. After starting his business, he worked for a dealership and developed a Korean manufacturing company for the BC marketplace in construction and forestry.
Tim then worked directly for the Korean manufacturing company, Hyundai Construction Equipment, from Chicago, Illinois, as their Sales & Service Representative. He covered all of Canada, Northwest Territories, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Northern, and Northern California. Tim's covering of these territories proved successful, so he spent additional time in Korea, Florida, and other requested locations. After working in the manufacturing aspect of the business, Tim was approached by a close friend who wanted help in creating a major Swedish manufacturing household name within Prince George and British Columbia for 15 years.
Throughout his journey in the equipment business industry, Tim has developed strong personal and business relationships and has sold and serviced equipment to the fathers of the sons that he still deals with today. Tim has always done business based on honesty and integrity; he speaks with a guarantee and finishes with a handshake.
STRATEGIES & ESTABLISHMENTS
XCMG’s strategy is leading a path of becoming a reliable, world-class enterprise with unique value and innovative capability through our ceaseless exploration in engineering technology to provide sustainable and trustworthy solutions for global construction projects,” said Xu Xiaohui, assistant general manager of XCMG. As a frontrunner in the construction machinery industry, XCMG is making steady progress in developing new technologies and products, including the successful launches of a 2,000-ton all-terrain crane and Asia’s highest aerial platform fire truck. The company now holds 4,573 effective patents, 596 of which are authorized invention patents.
XCMG began its global expansion in 2010, making several crucial purchases and investments in Europe, North America, Middle Asia, Brazil, India, and other important markets as well as operating six international assembly plants. Now the company’s products are sold in more than 170 countries and regions worldwide.
The company has also established a global sales and service network, including more than 280 a-level agencies, ranking top three in the markets of Brazil, Russia, Australia, Middle Asia, and the Middle East. In the KHL Yellow Table 2016 released recently, XCMG maintained its ninth-place ranking among all construction machinery manufacturers in the world, the only Chinese brand to feature in the top 10.