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Who we are

Ascendum is a multinational corporation with family roots headquartered in Portugal. Founded in 1959, it is present in 14 geographies and has approximately 1,440 employees across the globe. In 2018, it had a turnover of 942M€ 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 machinery solutions for construction, industry, infrastructure and also cars & 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.


Because we dream and challenge
the limits, showing willingness to
explore new paths and generate results:
• We are open minded to innovation
• We are results oriented
• We have initiative and we make it happen

Our competencies:
• Openness to innovation
• Results Orientation
• Initiative

Because we are solid, we work as a team
with discipline and know-how, overcoming
the adversities and expectations:
• We work together and celebrate together
• We share our knowledge
• We have know-how and technical strength

Our competencies:
• Know-How
• Teamwork

Because we build close and trusting
relationships with our clients,
challenging and adding value:
• We are close to our clients
• We are committed
• We challenge and are challenged by our clients

Our competencies:
• Proximity
• Commitment