Doosan Infracore Company Ltd. is an international and intercontinental company which includes Defense Industry Products, Industrial Vehicles, Diesel Engines, Automation Systems, Machine Tools and Construction Equipment.
In the United States, Doosan Infracore America Corporation is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. It is home to a 170,000 square foot production 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 Lift truck 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 wishes.
There are well over 220 Doosan service and product sales locations operating in Canada and the United States. In addition, there are more than 90 independent sellers moving forklift supplies and materials handling equipment. This system enables Doosan Infracore America to aggressively compete in this competitive marketplace. The forklift product line remarkably features 63 distinctive models consisting of 82 various battery and engine configurations of Electric-powered and Internal Combustion vehicles. Capacities of these various vehicle models vary from 3,000 to 33,000 lbs. All vehicles are designed in an ISO 9001 certified facility.
Doosan Infracore America is the fastest emerging forklift and lift truck company in the North American marketplace, due to its exceptional level of product performance and their persistently high level of customer support and service given to all Doosan Infracore Lift Truck users. The U.S. lift Truck division stationed in Cleveland has a professional team experienced in Product Sales, Purchasing, Advertising, Logistical and Technical Support.
Start-up of the forklift industry
Korea’s original domestic forklift marketplace was an open-import enterprise. In the 1960’s, Korea Machinery Co. Ltd. began to import assembled forklifts as part of a nationwide equipment expansion venture. Early product sales of this industrialized equipment focused on large business communities, the armed forces and on state-run companies. This ultimately led to a merger with Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd. In 1976, the Forklift Division commenced business operations throughout Korea to overhaul and sell this heavy equipment. By 1978, a lift truck manufacturing plant was successfully completed. Continuous technical education became the new focus for enhancing quality and product development.
Expansion of Lift Truck Exports
Daewoo began the first domestic forklift business in 1967, and quickly acquired a whopping 90% share in the Korean Materials Handling market. By the 1980’s, Daewoo’s advanced technological improvements combined with sales success placed them in a position of considerable expansion of their forklift business.
In 1981, Caterpillar Industrial Inc. of the United States, proposed a cooperative venture project to counter act competitive pressures in the US materials handling market. This venture greatly expanded Daewoo’s lift truck sales. Construction was finished in 1984 to facilitate a modern plant which helped establish the business for the fabrication of high end added-value products suitable for export. In 1993, the corporation had a global sales network and started exporting versions they had established through in-house technology, as an independent brand. Certifications were then acquired from CE of Europe, UL of the United States and ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, securing expansion opportunities into overseas marketplaces.