Ascendum is a multinational corporation with family roots headquartered in Portugal. Founded in 1959, it is present in 14 geographies and has approximately 1,400 employees across the globe. In 2015, it had a turnover of 821 M€ resulting from its activity of supplying Construction and Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure Equipment, Cars and Trucks, as well as the respective technical assistance, and providing equipment for rent, and logistics.
Present in Portugal, Spain, the United States, Turkey, Mexico, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Moldova, Ascendum today is one of the largest global distributors of Volvo Construction Equipment.
Inserted throughout the Automotive sector’s entire value chain, Ascendum has an extensive and quality portfolio of premium products and brands, with application in industries as diverse as construction and public works, extractive and transformation, handling/logistics, agriculture, forestry, recycling, demolition and earthmoving, energy, etc.
To be one of the world's largest suppliers of global solutions for infrastructure machinery, construction, industry, cars and trucks.
In order to achieve that we have built a strong culture based on these three values that are the pillars that give us a strong identity. With our values in place, we defined seven core competencies.
WE ARE AMBITIOUS
Because we dream and challenge the limits, showing willingness to explore new paths and generate results:
Our competencies: Openness to innovation • Results Orientation • Initiative
WE INSPIRE TRUST
Because we are solid, we work as a team with discipline and know-how, overcoming the adversities and expectations:
Our competencies: Know-How • Teamwork
WE ARE CLIENT CENTRIC
Because we build close and trusting relationships with our clients, challenging and adding value:
Our competencies: Proximity • Commitment