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Doosan climb manufacturers’ league table

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DI CE) rise to sixth place in global top fifty

DOOSAN Infracore Construction Equipment (DI CE), the global alliance of construction brands that includes Doosan, Bobcat and Doosan Moxy, have risen to sixth place in a newly published global league of the world’s leading construction equipment manufacturers.

Compiled by UK-based KHL Ltd and published in the magazine ‘International Construction’, the new, up-to-date tabulation gives 2010 turnover figures for the world’s top 50 construction equipment manufacturers and shows growth in sales at DI CE has taken the company into sixth place in 2010.

Much of the growth at DI CE has been overseen by new chief executive officer, Anthony C. Helsham, who was appointed in April 2010. Mr Helsham commented: ‘2010 was an excellent year for DI CE with a turnover of US$ 5.232 billion, compared with a 2009 figure of US$ 3.288 billion.

‘Doosan were also the only company in the top six manufacturers to produce 2010 sales figures that were larger than those recorded for 2008. The company is well on the way to achieving its goal of being a top player in the global construction equipment industry.’

In 2010, DI CE recorded a 59% increase in sales, due not only to a greater contribution from profitable markets such as China and Korea, but also from improvements throughout the business around the globe.

Unit sales of Doosan heavy equipment including excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dumptrucks in China leapt 72% in 2010, compared with 2009, while in the joint Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets sector, the number of heavy equipment products sold in 2010 was more than 86% higher than the figure for 2009.

Sales of heavy equipment also increased in the EMEA region, where business expanded by more than 55% compared with 2009, and in the heavy excavator market, in particular, the company’s share of the market grew by 16%.

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