Doosan Strengthens Presence in EMEA Market

Posted: 1 September 2017

Today, Doosan Bobcat and Doosan Infracore announced their intention to transfer the Doosan Heavy business from Doosan Bobcat to Doosan Infracore. Both parties are pursuing this transfer process to allow each organization to fully concentrate on strengthening their core competencies. This transfer process is to be effective as of January 1st, 2018.

Doosan Bobcat EMEA has in the past integrated the sales/distribution businesses of its Compact and Heavy construction equipment under a single umbrella in an attempt to maximize synergy effects across both businesses. As a result, Doosan Bobcat EMEA has achieved a significant improvement within the EMEA region. As both the Compact and Heavy construction equipment industries are growing quickly, Doosan Bobcat EMEA firmly believes that it can further expand its market presence and share in the EMEA region through this business transfer, fully focusing on its Compact equipment business in the region. Also, this decision will enable Doosan Infracore to enhance core competencies of the Heavy business by leveraging its functional expertise and taking full responsibility for the entire value chain from sales and product development to production under a single global leadership.

“The main purpose of this change is to further strengthen our focus on core businesses under a globally integrated management team, for both Doosan Infracore and Doosan Bobcat,” commented Alvaro Pacini, President, Doosan Bobcat EMEA. “The Doosan Bobcat EMEA team will continue to give dedicated focus and expertise on Bobcat products and support for dealers and customers. This organizational change clearly demonstrates our commitment to the long-term success of our company as well as our valued partners. There are no changes or impact on the Bobcat, Geith or Doosan Portable Power businesses.”

About Doosan Bobcat EMEA
Based in Dobris, near Prague in the Czech Republic, Doosan Bobcat EMEA is a business unit of Doosan Bobcat Inc., a subsidiary of Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd, offering customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa a broad selection of products under the Doosan, Bobcat, Doosan Portable Power and Geith brands through a network of local authorised dealers across the region.

About Doosan Infracore
Doosan Infracore was founded in 1937 as Chosun Machine Works, the first large-scale machine manufacturing factory in Korea. Through continuous growth over the last 80 years, it has become the nation’s top machine manufacturing company. Its product line-up includes construction equipment, engines, a variety of attachments and utility equipment. Based on its world-class competitiveness, Doosan Infracore is moving forward to grow into a global leader in the infrastructure support business (ISB).

For more information about our products visit the DoosanBobcatGeith and Doosan Portable Power websites.

Bobcat Loaders Excel Again in 2019 LCO Awards

Posted: 31 May 2019

The company’s T590 compact track loader is the latest model in the Bobcat range to win a Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award. The T590 was the victor in the 2019 LCO Award for the Loaders Compact Track category, which last year was won by the Bobcat MT55 mini track loader. The Bobcat S70 skid-steer loader also triumphed in the 2019 LCO Awards, winning the Skid Steer Loaders Small category for the second year in a row.

The LCO Awards are the industry’s only accolade of their kind, based on empirical data regarding the long-term cost of heavy and compact equipment. They are organised by EquipmentWatch, a world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry. Nominees are recognised within 15 different categories of machine that exhibit the lowest cost of ownership over a five year span.

Total cost of ownership is one of the most important aspects that buyers take into account when they purchase equipment. The awards won by the T590 and S70 are a testament to the reputation for high performance, quality and reliability that the Bobcat range of compact loaders, mini-excavators, telehandlers and attachments has established over the last 60 years.

Commenting on Bobcat’s success in the LCO Awards, Jiri Karmazin, Loaders Product Manager Doosan Bobcat EMEA, said: “We are delighted to win these awards again. They demonstrate why even after more than 60 years, the Bobcat compact loader range continues to be the market leader, so that one in every two skid-steer loaders sold today is still a Bobcat machine. It is our commitment to outstanding quality, workmanship and innovation that has helped to maintain our market leadership.”

The Bobcat T590 and S70 Compact Loaders

The T590 compact track loader has an operating weight of 3548 kg, a rated operating capacity (ISO 14397-1) of 971 kg and a tipping load (ISO 14397-1) of 2774 kg. A particular aspect of Bobcat compact track loaders like the T590 is the excellent ground-hugging abilities and stability offered by the tracks for work in harsh, wet conditions and for utilities and road maintenance with Bobcat planer and wheel saw attachments.

The S70 is the smallest model in the Bobcat skid-steer loader range. With a width of 901 mm, a height of 1814 mm, an overall length with standard bucket of 2472 mm and an operating weight of only 1268 kg, the S70 skid-steer loader ticks all the boxes for compactness, transportability and manoeuvrability. With its small dimensions, the S70 model can access sites with narrow openings such as gates, alleys or aisles. The S70 is ideal for work in tight areas where larger machines cannot manoeuvre effectively.

The T590 and S70, like all Bobcat compact loaders, are equipped with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, allowing them to be combined quickly and safely with a very wide choice of Bobcat attachments, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications.