AgWest Joins Forces with Mechan International to Expand Agricultural Excellence


We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Mechan International, an esteemed Netherlands-based company renowned for its expertise in agricultural equipment distribution worldwide. This collaboration represents a significant milestone for AgWest, empowering the company to further strengthen its position in the industry.

Led by Gerrit van der Scheer, Mechan International brings a wealth of experience and a long-standing association with agricultural equipment, including the distribution of Agco and CLAAS products. We would like to emphasize the strong connection Mechan has with the most senior leaders and owners at both Agco and CLAAS. This relationship underscores our commitment to delivering excellence and innovation, as well as the confidence our partners place in us to represent their brands. With Mechan’s support and our deep-rooted history in Canada, we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change and create exciting opportunities for our customers.

Operating under the trusted AgWest brand, Mechan will retain AgWest’s current strong leadership team and dedicated employees, ensuring a seamless transition.To our loyal customers, this partnership signifies a continuation of AgWest’s commitment to providing exceptional service and high-quality products. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for their trust and support throughout the years, and we are eager to strengthen our partnership even further. The skilled and experienced AgWest team remains dedicated to exceeding expectations and meeting agricultural equipment needs.

Our mission to grow and excel in the agricultural equipment industry drives us to continually improve and deliver the best product support possible. To ensure customer satisfaction, we have set a bold target of achieving a 90% over-the-counter parts fill rate. We recognize that our customers’ operations rely on timely access to the parts they need, and we are committed to meet their demands efficiently and effectively. This ambitious goal reflects our dedication to serve our customers better than ever before.

Looking ahead, AgWest welcomes Ronald Slaats as the new the incoming leader of the company following the successful completion of the partnership. Mr. Slaats shares AgWest’s passion for the Canadian agricultural market and recognizes its stability and the progressive mindset of its farmers. Together with the dedicated AgWest team, loyal customers, and strong supplier support, he envisions a future centered around encouraging and supporting the adoption of progressive technology and working towards a sustainable agricultural industry. The consistent improvements in the AgWest business over the past years serve as a testament to the collective efforts of the team, customers, and suppliers, fueling excitement for the bright future ahead.

For any inquiries or concerns regarding this transition, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is readily available to provide assistance and ensure a smooth and seamless experience during this exciting phase.

We look forward to a future filled with continued success and mutual growth.