Doosan Infracore Company Ltd. is an intercontinental organization consisting of Diesel Engines, Defense Industry products, Industrial Vehicles, Construction Technologies and Machine Tools and Automation Systems.
In the United States, Doosan Infracore America Corporation is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. It is home to a 170,000 square foot manufacturing facility, which is the home of the Compact Equipment and Construction department. West Caldwell, New Jersey is home to the Machine Tool division and Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Forklift division. The U.S. headquarters in Georgia facilitates a first rate parts operation capable of supplying an excess of 25,000 line items to support Lift Truck, Compact Equipment, Machine Tool and Construction customer needs.
There are well over 220 Doosan service and sales locations operating in Canada and the United States. Also, there are more than 90 independent sellers moving forklift equipment and materials handling equipment. This system enables Doosan Infracore America to aggressively compete in this competitive market. The lift truck product line remarkably comprises of 63 different products consisting of 82 various battery and engine configurations of Electric-powered and Internal Combustion forklifts. Capacities of these various vehicle designs range from 3,000 to 33,000 lbs. All vehicles are designed in an ISO 9001 certified facility.
Doosan Infracore America is the fastest expanding lift truck business in the North American market, thanks to their consistency in retaining a high degree of customer service quality and optimum product performance to all Doosan Infracore Forklift users. The U.S. forklift division based in Cleveland has a skilled team knowledgeable in Product Sales, Purchasing, Advertising, Logistical and Technical Support.
Start-up of the lift truck business
Korea‚??s original domestic forklift marketplace was an open-import enterprise. In the 1960‚??s, Korea Machinery Co. Ltd. started to import assembled lift trucks as part of a nationwide equipment expansion venture. Initial product sales of this industrialized equipment focused on large business groups, the armed forces and on state-run companies. This eventually led to a unification with Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd. In 1976, the Forklift Division begun business operations throughout Korea to service and sell this heavy equipment. By 1978, a lift truck manufacturing plant was successfully completed. Continuous technical education grew to become the new focus for enhancing quality and product development.
Growth of Lift Truck Exports
Daewoo began the first home-based lift truck business in 1967, and quickly acquired a whopping 90% share in the Korean Materials Handling market. By the 1980‚??s, Daewoo‚??s superior technological improvements combined with sales success placed them in a situation of considerable expansion of their forklift operations.
In 1981, Caterpillar Industrial Inc. of the United States, proposed a cooperative venture project to counter act competitive pressures in the US materials handling industry. This plan greatly expanded Daewoo‚??s lift truck sales. Construction was completed in 1984 to facilitate a modern plant which helped establish the business for the manufacture of high added-value goods suitable for export. In 1993, the company had a international sales network and started exporting versions they had developed through in-house expertise, as an sovereign brand. Certifications were then acquired from CE of Europe, UL of the United States and ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, securing growth possibilities into overseas marketplaces.
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