McLanahan, Anaconda Equipment combining forces

By |  January 11, 2019
Sean McLanahan, left, with Alistair Forsyth. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

Sean McLanahan, left, with Alistair Forsyth. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

Anaconda Equipment, a provider of mobile tracked equipment, will join McLanahan Corp.’s family of companies upon legal closing in the next month or two.

Founded in 2008 by Alistair Forsyth and Martin Quinn, Anaconda spent the last decade developing its equipment range, which includes scalping, screening, recycling and conveying equipment. Anaconda equipment is sold through a global dealer network.

McLanahan Corp. struck a partnership with Anaconda Equipment of Northern Ireland in 2017 to distribute and sell Anaconda’s line of mobile track equipment. As the relationship between the two companies progressed, the companies realized their values and business styles were closely aligned.

“We looked into growing our line of track equipment in several different ways,” says Sean McLanahan, CEO of McLanahan. “When it came down to it, we saw in Anaconda a company that was well established, had great employees and dealers, and had many of the same values and business principles as we do. Adding them to our family of companies seemed like a clear fit.”

Anaconda conveyors will now be a key part of McLanahan’s new line of modular wash systems, and Anaconda will add larger size equipment, including track-mounted crushers.

Also, Forsyth will remain with the company as group president and managing director, continuing to build the company he founded.

“We’ve had a lot of offers over the years,” Forsyth says. “What I saw in McLanahan wasn’t a company that wanted to take us over, but a company that could and will help us grow. Anaconda will continue on as the brand we have always been, but we now have the backing of a company that has been in business for 184 years. They share our values and our loyalty to dealers and customers. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”

According to McLanahan, Anaconda sold more than 1,200 units into more than 50 countries across six continents over the last 10 years. Anaconda also expanded its operations to include a sales and distribution office in Massachusetts.

While Anaconda is joining McLanahan, it will continue to operate in the marketplace as an independent brand. Anaconda’s dealer network will remain and continue to support Anaconda customers around the globe.

Kevin Yanik

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