Hewitt Equipment Limited

Hewitt Equipment Limited

June 10, 2015 08:00 ET

Hewitt Equipment Limited Awarded Halifax Class Frigates Generator Replacement Contract

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Hewitt Equipment Limited has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence for the replacement of the Diesel-Electric Generator sets and the provision of In-Service support for the Navy's fleet of Halifax Class Frigates, located on both the East Coast and the West Coast of Canada.

The initial contract period of ten years covers Acquisition of the DG Sets and In-Service Support, with options to extend for up to twenty-two years.

Hewitt will execute this contract in conjunction with its subsidiary Atlantic Cat in the Maritimes and through a teaming agreement with Finning (Canada) located in British Columbia.

"We are proud to have earned this opportunity to support the Canadian Navy as it executes its duties and critical Missions both at home and around the world. We look forward to working closely with the Department of National Defence as we provide the Navy the Service par Excellence for which Hewitt is recognized." states Jim Hewitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewitt Equipment Limited.

Sandra Dethier, Vice President and General Manager, Atlantic Hewitt Energy Group stated: "Our Team's and Finning's in-depth technical and logistics capability as well as the strength of the Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Network's capabilities will ensure that support is available for the Canadian Navy Frigates' on-board generator sets whether they are deployed in Canadian waters or anywhere abroad."

About Hewitt

Hewitt Equipment Limited was founded in 1952 by the late Robert Hewitt. The Company is a family-owned business and the authorized Caterpillar Dealer for the province of Quebec and Western Labrador, and, since 1995, through its subsidiary, Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. is also the Cat Dealer for the Maritime Provinces. With headquarters in Pointe-Claire and 50 branches across Eastern Canada, the Hewitt Group sells, rents and services the full line of Caterpillar products through four divisions: Heavy Equipment, Material Handling, Truck and Energy. Hewitt's other subsidiaries are: Hewitt Material Handling Inc. (Ontario), Hewitt Rentals Inc. (Quebec, Western Labrador and Maritimes), Montréal Hydraulique 04 Inc., SITECH QM Ltd. and SITECH Atlantic Ltd. (Maritimes). The Company is also the dealer for Maschinenbau Kiel GmbH (MaK) Diesel engines for Québec, the Maritimes, Newfoundland and the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Maine to Virginia. The Hewitt Group employs over 2,300 people. For more information, please visit hewitt.ca and atlcat.ca.

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    Helene Thibault
    Communications Manager
    Hewitt Equipment Limited