Chennai plant to be hub for global exports

Doosan Bobcat India Plant Inauguration

Doosan Bobcat India Plant Inauguration – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by [Tenth from Left] Scott Park, Global President and CEO, Doosan Bobcat, [Fifth from Left] HW Park ( President, Doosan Bobcat Asia, Latin America and Oceania), Doosan Bobcat Global Executive Committee Members and Chief Guests – [Ninth from left] Prakash Govindasami ( IAS, Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation) and [Eighth from left] Hyung Tae Kim, Consul of General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chennai

Doosan Bobcat India, the wholly owned subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc., officially announced the inauguration and commencement of operation from its first Manufacturing Facility in Gummudipoondi near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

With a total investment of ₹190 crores (USD 26M) for the next 5 years, the state-of-the-art factory is spreading across an area of 21.6 acres and has an annual production capacity of 8000 units. It is an integrated facility with Fabrication, Warehouse, Assembly and Paint Shop, all under one roof which will be initially manufacturing Backhoe Loaders completely designed and developed by the Engineering team based in Chennai. This is a new addition to the existing product portfolio of Bobcat in India that comprises various models in Skid-Steer Loaders and Mini Excavators.

Doosan Bobcat India Factory at Gummudipoondi, ChennaiDoosan Bobcat India Factory at Gummudipoondi, Chennai spread across 21.6 acres, manufacturing B900 Backhoe Loader

“This new facility will cater to the increasing demand of Backhoe Loader to support the development of India’s infrastructure and construction segment. India is one of the key markets for Doosan Bobcat to maintain the Global Leadership in Compact Segment. By opening the new factory in India, Doosan Bobcat has taken the next step forward to expanding its global presence and growth strategy. This facility represents our long-term commitment to Indian customers, employees and business associates in the nation through development of vendors, promotion of local part procurement, technology transfer and exports,” said Scott Park, CEO of Doosan Bobcat Inc.

Doosan Bobcat India Factory at Gummudipoondi, ChennaiBobcat’s B900 Backhoe Loader designed and manufactured in Doosan Bobcat factory India

The B900 Backhoe Loader from Doosan Bobcat will officially be launched in October, 2019. B900 displays superior performance with finest digging depth, breakout forces, component durability, comfortable operator cabin, advanced hydraulic system and best-in-class total cost of ownership. Serviceability and parts availability is critical and Doosan Bobcat India has developed comprehensive plan to support our customers through our extensive 25 channel partners.

The company also plans to make this facility a global manufacturing hub for export and a regional centre of excellence. Beside Backhoe Loaders, the company is also looking at localizing its other Compact products to suits Indian market requirement and potentially exporting that as well.

Future plan of export is considered in the growth plan of DBIN. The factory is going to employ more than 300 personnel at full capacity. The new facility is equipped with modern manufacturing equipment, testing facilities, office space for R&D center, vendor development and a Training Center.
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