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 construction, industry and infrastructures.
Ascendum’s corporate values reflect who we are and how we operate. They are a reflection of our way of life and our modus operandi, as well as of the priorities and skills which we value in our employees, who are the lifeblood of the companies of the Group, worldwide. With our values in place, each one integrates three fundamental competencies.
A – ACHIEVE RESULTS
ANTICIPATION AND INITIATIVE
It is the desire and ability to do better, to be more efficient and to go further. It is having in-depth knowledge of the market and sector to anticipate trends, identify opportunities and define strategies that give us competitive advantages. It is innovating and endeavoring while being aware of the risks, but always keeping our eye on the ball.
S – SUSTAINABILITY
It is examining synergies, best practices and group efficiencies to consolidate operations and leadership. It is deciding, managing and investing rigorously, ensuring the financial stability which holds us steady. It is being able to think strategically, to consolidate relationships of trust and to grow in a sustainable way, without compromising the future. It is creating value for all stakeholders.
C - COMMITMENT
IMPACT AND INFLUENCE
It is knowing how to listen and to understand customer needs, and to find solutions that help them overcome difficulties and challenges, without fail when something or someone is counting on us. It is involving and engaging employees and partners in the goals that guide us, and positively influencing all those who are involved in our value chain, motivating them to pursue the same objectives with determination.