In April 2010, Empire Southwest announced its acquisition of Arizona Production Machinery & Supply (APM&S), an Arizona-based agriculture machinery dealer. With this acquisition, Empire’s traditional product line of Caterpillar and Challenger machines expanded to include agricultural machines from AGCO, Claas, Massey Ferguson, Hesston and more. Empire Agriculture now boasts five locations in Arizona and Southern California, providing much-needed support for growers throughout the territory.
“Our focus has always been to provide the professional agricultural client a quality product backed by the best parts and service support system available. We can now virtually guarantee that we are always going to be a stable source of machinery, parts and services for the producers and growers in the southwestern region,” said Tim Robinson, Empire Agriculture General Manager and former owner of APM&S. “Our family is looking forward to continuing our decades-long tradition in the machinery business, as we enter into a new era of providing support to a diverse client base.”
“Empire has a longstanding commitment to the agriculture industry, and this greatly strengthens our ability to support it,” said Jeff Whiteman, Empire Chairman and CEO. “Our parts and service capacity and the APM&S industry expertise are extremely well matched. Combined, they provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource to provide unrivaled machinery and support services to the agricultural industry.”