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Continuous service for 75 years...

Equipment Sales & Service Limited has been keeping Canada's heavy equipment up & running for more than 75 years. Every day, we prove our commitment to maximizing uptime and productivity for customers at work in construction, demolition, road building, mining, aggregates, forestry, and more. In addition to being the authorized dealer for many of today's most respected equipment brands in the equipment industry, ESS is renowned as Canada's largest supplier of aftermarket equipment parts and as an experienced specialist in undercarriage service. We have won Canada's Best Managed Companies award for 10 consecutive years (2011-2021).

In Western Canada, we proudly represent equipment and parts lines from a full range of original equipment manufacturers including Link-Belt Cranes, LBX, and Terex trucks to serve the construction, mining, and forestry industries.

In Central Canada, ESS is the full-line distributor for Komatsu equipment, Link-Belt Cranes, and Soilmec foundation drill rigs, serving construction, infrastructure, and demolition contractors throughout Ontario. We also meet our customers' needs with complete lines of parts suited to any application and any make or model.

In Quebec, our ESStrac facility provides the best in aftermarket parts & services to the customers in the Montreal region.

Equipment Sales & Service was founded in 1946, ranking it with Canada's oldest and most established equipment companies. Now in our third generation as a private family-owned business, ESS retains the flexibility to respond to customer needs quickly and to keep pace with our rapidly changing global economy. ESS takes pride in delivering a personal standard of service to customers based on our traditional values of hard work, integrity, and shared responsibility. In addition to our sales of heavy equipment, ESS is one of Canada's largest national service providers, supporting all makes of machinery with factory-trained service technicians and the nation's largest inventory of OEM, wear parts, and aftermarket parts. Our commitment to customer service is matched by our commitment to ESS employees. Our safety policy and staff training programs are designed to keep ESS personnel healthy, productive, and at the top of the equipment service professions.

Our History

  1. Founded by Bill Willis

    Started on Queen Street

    Became Lima Distributor

  2. Bill Fox Started

  3. Moved to Lawrence Avenue

  4. Recession

  5. WM Deuel hired

    Became Link-Belt Distributor

  6. Became Let. Westinghouse

    Distributor for scrapers

  7. Dan Wood hired

  8. Orv Elliot hired

  9. Moved to 1030 Martin Grove Road

  10. Michael Willis hired

    Became Eaton Yale & Towne Distributor

    Trojan Loaders

  11. Became Wabco Distributor

    Off-Highway Trucks

  12. 32 Truck Order at INCO

  13. Peter Willis hired

    Vic Boyd hired

  14. New Company Logo

    Became Dynahoe Distributor

    Opened Sudbury branch

  15. Became Adams Grader Distributor

  16. Rene Noel hired

    Jim Ellsmere hired

    Became AGL Distributor

  17. Bill Willis dies

    Wm. Deuel President

  18. Jim Walsh hired

  19. New Computer system started

    Peter Willis Parts/Service VP

    Opened Ottawa Branch

  20. Purchase of W.E. Bolts assets (Alberta)

    Opened branch in Calgary & Edmonton

    Became ESCO (Alberta & BC) distributor

  21. New addition to 1030 Martin Grove Road

    Recession West National Energy Policy

    Purchase of W.J. Knox Assets (Esco)

    Workshare Program

  22. Became a Barber Greene distributor

  23. Became International Harvester distributor

    Open House & auction at Martin Grove Rd. Large truck orders. Tunisia/Sira Lanka

    Purchases assets of Fedquip

    Branches Timmins Sudbury SSM

  24. New Edmonton Branch built

    Rene Noel Hired

    Mike Smith Hired

    Large Link-Belt order Pakistan

  25. Policy changes from rental business to outright sales

  26. Opened Tumbler Ridge branch

  27. Edmonton Tornado

  28. Bryan Hardman Hired

  29. Acquired assets of Dow Equipment (Buffalo)

    Opened Branches: Buffalo, Rochester & Olean

    1990 Recession

  30. Built Rochester building

  31. Opened Branch: Sparwood BC

    Wm. Deuel becomes Chair of Board

  32. George Parps hired

    Became Berco distributor

    Opened branch in Montreal

    Acquired assets of Les Equipment Chouinard

  33. Roger Short Hired

  34. Acquired assets of ITT Ltd (Stoney Creek)

    Open Service Branch in Stoney Creek, ON

    Became Kawasaki Distributor

  35. Acquired assets of Trakmaster Ltd. (Vancouver)

    Open branch in Surrey BC

    50th Anniversary Party

    Michael Willis became President

    Peter Willis became Chair of Board

  36. 50{87694698e88dfde27ca1f2c7c68997ac7692aa8344bd39b327e1d27f4491e5db} partnership in Carwil LLC Nevada

  37. Jodie Willis Hired

  38. Became Komatsu distributor. Branches: Toronto, Ottawa, London, & Sudbury

  39. Mark Finkelstein Hired - CFO

  40. Meghan (Willis) Paton hired

  41. Acquired 1032 Martin Grove Rd

    Hired Mike Kashty - CFO

  42. Hired Drew Paton

  43. Hired Simon Willis

    Winner of Canada's 50 Best Co. Award

  44. Hired Paul Dingley

    Hired Morgan Cronin - President

    Winner of Canada's 50 Best Co. Award

  45. Became MAEDA Cranes distributor

    Winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Company Award

  46. Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award

  47. Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award - Gold Standard

    Acquired Adjacent Property for Edmonton Branch

    Became Terex Truck Distributor - Alberta, NWT

    Became Morbark Distributor: Alberta

  48. Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award - Gold Standard

    Became distributor: TEI rock drill

    Became Soilmec distributor at multiple locations

    ESS Appointed Berco Distributor for Alberta & BC

  49. Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

    Expands drilling and foundation business with Selix acquisition

    ESS adds Link-Belt Cranes distribution to British Columbia

    Edmonton branch expansion

    Appointed National distribution rights for ITM Undercarriage Mining & Construction products

  50. Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation

    Ottawa branch expansion

    Appointed distribution rights for Link-Belt Excavators in Southern Alberta

  51. Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member

  52. Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member

  53. Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member

    ESS celebrates 75th Anniversary, serving Canada’s construction, mining, and forestry industries since 1946

    ESS acquires Belcher Machinery Parts in Quebec

Head Office

1030 Martin Grove Rd
Toronto, ON M9W 4W3