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Doosan Bobcat North America announces partnership with Plug and Play to promote innovation through startups

Posted: 10/25/2018

(WEST FARGO, N.D. – October 2018) Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with Plug and Play, a global startup accelerator and corporate innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, to explore Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous solutions that can be incorporated in Bobcat® equipment. This partnership will enable Doosan Bobcat to build mutually beneficial relationships with leading startup companies who can help bring a variety of technological solutions to market.

“We're happy to be working with Doosan Bobcat North America in our IoT and Mobility programs here in Silicon Valley,” said Sobhan Khani, vice president of Plug and Play IoT, Mobility, and Real Estate. “Partnering with the leader in compact construction equipment will provide great value to our startups. We look forward to helping them incorporate new technologies into their products."

As a key partner in Plug and Play’s IoT and Mobility programs, Doosan Bobcat can better identify technologies that will bring innovative solutions to its customers and ensure its machines and future services remain industry leading.  

“We have identified specific technologies that will have a significant impact on how customers approach their future worksites, especially those associated with IoT, artificial intelligence, and autonomous solutions,” said Joel Honeyman, vice president of global innovation at Doosan Bobcat North America. “As the market leader, it’s important that we continue our long-held commitment to innovation and employ forward-thinking technologies. Our partnership with Plug and Play will help us expand on these technologies through partnering with global, cutting edge startups.”