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ASCENDUM MACHINERY, INC.
Ascendum Machinery has represented Volvo Construction Equipment in the US for 65 years and is the largest Volvo dealer in the country. We proudly support our equipment brands in sales, service and parts across 14 locations in five states in the SouthEast, Midwest and our headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, Ascendum is your premier dealer for other leading manufacturers and offers a wide range of equipment to meet the needs of a variety of customers. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to buy, rent, lease, finance, repair or maintain equipment. A wide range of brands complements our product range, including Bergmann, Leeboy, Sennebogen, Doosan Portable Power, Gradall, HKD Blue, and Epiroc attachments.
The Ascendum Values Describe The Three Main Pillars Of Our Corporate Culture
WE ARE AMBITIOUS
We are open to innovation, have ideas, pursue big goals and put them into practice. We test our limits here and try out new approaches, to achieve even better results.
Climbers test their limits to scale peaks: that is also exactly how we see new challenges. We grow with every summit that we reach.
WE ARE TRUSTFUL
We work as a team and share our expertise with customers. We have technical skill and the necessary discipline for continuous improvement. Together, we exceed expectations.
Like a football team, we play to a common strategy, in order to win. We bring our know-how together on the pitch.
WE ARE CLIENT-CENTRIC
We build trusting client relationships and rise to the challenges that our clients bring us. We are dedicated and put the customer first.
In a Formula 1 pit stop, every second counts. Only a team that works together perfectly will reach the podium. Our clients are our drivers; together, we take you to the top.
A GLOBAL SUCCESS STORY
Auto-Sueco Coimbra is founded, in Coimbra – Portugal. At first as a Volvo Vehicle and Truck Dealer.
1959INCORPORATION Auto-Sueco Coimbra is founded, in Coimbra – Portugal. At...
PARTNERSHIP WITH VOLVO
Volvo invites ASC to import and distribute Volvo Construction Equipment in Portugal.
1970PARTNERSHIP WITH VOLVO Volvo invites ASC to import and distribute...
OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES
ASC opens facilities in Albergaria-a-Velha, Viseu and Castelo Branco.
1981OPENING OF NEW BRANCHES ASC opens facilities in Albergaria-a-Velha, Viseu...
1st INTERNATIONALIZATION – SPAIN
Acquisition of Volmaquinaria Construction España SA (VMCE).
19991st INTERNATIONALIZATION – SPAIN Acquisition of Volmaquinaria Construction España SA...
RENTAL OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
Start of activity for the rental of machinery and equipment.
2001RENTAL OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT Start of activity for the...
INVESTMENT IN MULTIBRAND AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS
Enters the Multibrand Automotive Business, bringing Volvo together with Land Rover, Jaguar and Mazda.
2003INVESTMENT IN MULTIBRAND AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS Enters the Multibrand Automotive Business,...
2nd INTERNATIONALIZATION – USA
Acquisition of Volvo CE operations in five regions in the USA (North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee). Incorporation of new company: ASC Construction Equipment USA, INC.
20042nd INTERNATIONALIZATION – USA Acquisition of Volvo CE operations in...
GROUP’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
2009GROUP’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
3rd INTERNATIONALIZATION – TURKEY
AND DIVERSIFICATION OF BUSINESS – INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT
Acquisition of Volvo Construction Equipment operations in Turkey.
Acquisition of Air-Rail in Spain – infrastructure equipment (ports, airports and railways).
Incorporation of Air-Rail Portugal – infrastructure equipment (ports, airports and railways).
20103rd INTERNATIONALIZATION – TURKEY AND DIVERSIFICATION OF BUSINESS – INFRASTRUCTURE...
REORGANIZATION OF THE GROUP AND CREATION OF A CORPORATE CENTER
2011REORGANIZATION OF THE GROUP AND CREATION OF A CORPORATE CENTER
4th INTERNATIONALIZATION – MEXICO
Restructuring. Incorporation of the Holding of the Group. Transformation into a Public Limited Liability Company. Change of the Group’s name to Ascendum. Begins Volvo construction equipment operations in Mexico.
20124th INTERNATIONALIZATION – MEXICO AND REBRANDING Restructuring. Incorporation of the...
5th INTERNATIONALIZATION – CENTRAL EUROPE AND NORTH DAKOTA
Acquisition of Volvo Construction Equipment operations in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Moldova.
Acquisition of the distribution of Volvo Construction Equipment products in North Dakota, USA.
20135th INTERNATIONALIZATION – CENTRAL EUROPE AND NORTH DAKOTA Acquisition of...
GROUP’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY
April 1st symbolizes a journey of strength and growth. Becomes a multinational corporation, present on 4 continents, in 14 countries, with headquarters in Portugal, 1,350 employees and a turnover of around 680 million Euros.
2014GROUP’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY April 1st symbolizes a journey of strength...
Ascendum’s increased recognition as an exemplary partner by Volvo and other stakeholders, both from a stand point of the pursuit of its objectives, and from a stand point of its fulfilment of its financial obligations.
2015CONTINUED RECOGNITION Ascendum’s increased recognition as an exemplary partner by...
ASCENDUM CELEBRATES 60 YEARS
Ascendum is celebrating its 60th anniversary and wants to share this moment with its partners – suppliers, customers, and employees – As we continue looking to the future we are proud of the past and of the values that have brought us this far, we want to project them into the next decades and into the next challenges that we’ll surely face. In doing so, we have decided to turn the number 60 into the GO Attitude. Looking at this date, not only as a number but as a way of life, one that has been inspiring us since our foundation and one that will keep us all on a road to success.
2019ASCENDUM CELEBRATES 60 YEARS Ascendum is celebrating its 60th anniversary...
Your Construction Equipment Partner
Among the world’s leading construction equipment dealers, Ascendum Machinery takes pride in being one of the largest. Ascendum is a multinational corporation headquartered in Portugal with operations in 14 countries. Ascendum is the United States’ largest Volvo Construction Equipment dealer and is headquartered in North Carolina.
Whether you are looking to purchase, rent, lease, finance, repair, or maintain equipment, you have come to the right place. We are proud to offer sales, service, and parts support for our equipment brands across five states.
In Ascendum’s new, used, and rental equipment inventory, you’ll find a range of high-quality options to fit your budget. We offer many leading brands of equipment and attachments to support a wide range of customer needs. Ascendum supplies construction equipment, including wheel loaders, excavators, articulated haulers, rigid haulers, asphalt pavers, motor graders, distributors, compactors, high-reach demolition equipment, drills, dumpers, and material handling equipment.
Comprehensive Service Network
Don’t compromise on quality. Use original parts – the best choice for your equipment. We provide optimal availability of parts through our central warehouse. Save time and money by using Volvo Care Kits which include spare parts and tools needed for on the spot repairs, maintenance and service to prevent downtimes. Our extensively trained Ascendum team of experts – is here to provide knowledge and support through every step in the process.
Our service network coverage is provided through 14 branches and over 100 well-equipped service trucks with 115 professionally trained technicians. Wherever your equipment is: we are there for you!
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Service at Ascendum US
Our parts and service departments represent some of the best talent in the industry. Our technicians have been recognized both globally and nationally in technical competitions. Ascendum has set the mark high above its competitors by focusing on quality training and environmental management.
Ascendum in the US
At Ascendum, it’s more than a job, because we build what matters most. We pride ourselves in providing the newest technologies, new service extensions and world-class training and development courses to support our commitment to our customers and fellow team members.
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