Charlie and Marjorie Smith started Combine World in 1986 as a salvage operation for combines and swathers. The business was then located on their farm near the town of Allan, Saskatchewan. At one point in the mid 1990's they were farming 4000 acres of grain land and operating the salvage business.
By the late 90's farms were moving from a family to corporate structure. This and consolidation in farm machinery dealerships were creating a new dynamic in agriculture food production and machinery sales businesses. By 2002 Charlie was putting his entire focus on building the machinery parts business into an enterprise that would be diverse in nature and meet the needs of the farmer of the future. This needed to include selling a wide variety of new parts as well as complete machinery. It also meant having a staff that was able to rebuild, repair, add value to products and sell to customers.
Combine World has grown to the point of having 25 full time staff which include journeyman welders, mechanics, and parts and equipment salespeople.
With each passing year, farmers have fewer and fewer parts and equipment options that aren’t OEM dealers. This is especially true in the used parts industry. We saw an opportunity to better serve our Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan customers by opening a location near Brandon, MB. On August 1st 2018, we officially opened our Manitoba location. We stock our complete line of new parts and tires here, and our stock of used parts and complete equipment continues to grow. A regular shuttle with subsidized freight makes all the items at our Saskatchewan location accessible to our friends to the east.
Our competitive advantage is our focus on minimizing waste in all our processess, thereby rebuilding and repairing equipment more efficiently and keeping costs lower. Combine World also sources many of its new parts factory direct and then sells to the end user, passing on savings while eliminating distributors and resellers.
The overall philosophy of the owners and leadership at Combine World is our dedication to our customers. You will never call Combine World and get an answering machine. We will do what we say we will do. Our goal is to make your dealings with us the easiest, most seamless and comfortable experience you encounter in the agriculture industry.