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Doosan’s Community Service

The Doosan Day of Community Service was held on Oct. 24, with approximately 10,000 executives and employees in 130 sites in 13 countries slated to participate in a wide range of activities with their local communities.

Doosan has carried out similar programs in individual countries for years, but this will be the first time it goes global, with 173 programs taking place all over the world, including visiting the underprivileged, environmental clean-ups, food donations, blood drives, road repairs, fixing up welfare facilities, and providing assistance for rural villages.

In the United States, Bobcat equipment will be used to repair roads and school grounds, while in the Czech Republic a charity event will raise funds to buy wheelchairs for the disabled. In Brazil, Doosan employees are going to visit kindergartens, painting walls and repairing facilities.

At the plaza in front of Doosan Tower in Seoul, executives and employees, including Doosan Group Chairman and CEO Yongmaan Park, are scheduled to craft handmade furniture, to be donated to low-income households. Under the theme of “Heartwarming Furniture Stories,” these pieces will be designed to be space conscious, to be more useful in smaller interiors.

“What is important is that Doosan People around the world, on the same day, join hands in doing necessary tasks for others,” said Chairman Yongman Park in a video message to executives and employees in Korea and overseas. “I believe that this event will become a festival of warm-hearted sharing, where the Doosan Family and local communities come together.”

Going forward, the Doosan Day of Community Service will be held on a regular basis in location all across the globe.

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Sanko Break New Ground

Sanko Makina, Doosan’s Turkish dealer, has invested a massive US$10m for a new facility in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. The seven thousand square meter building will be built across four floors and will host several offices, a spacious show room, maintenance shop and PDI centre.

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FTD United!

Fork Truck Direct, has acquired Ipswich-based United Lift Trucks.

FTD, which sells over 100 new Doosan forklifts each year, acquired the sales, hire and service company for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and London following the untimely death of previous owner Darren White.

The business will continue to support a wide customer base, however the deal excludes the UK TCM importership, T.C Maintenance Limited, which has been wound up.

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Pun-don Calling

In Hollywood they say ‘there’s no business like show business’. If Snoop Dogg is correct, in the hood they say  ‘there’s no business like ho business’ and after last week this guy *thumbs pointing to chest* says ‘there’s no business like fo(rk truck direct) business’.

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Teeing off 2012

It’s that time of year again! Two stress-tastic days culminating in 20 minutes of presenting to 100 barely-able-to-contain-their-excitement Doosan dudes!

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Doosan’s Biggest Year Ever!

In his New Year message, Chairman Y.H Park has praised the work of employees across the globe for making 2011 Doosan’s biggest ever year. 
Doosan’s effort to attract new talents resulted in welcoming 3,000 new employees – the largest number of new family members in Doosan’s history.

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Award Winning Vision Of The Future

Doosan has been awarded further recognition for its futuristic Intelligent Concept Forklift, this time in the form of the iF Product Design Award.

Since 1953, iF has invited international manufacturers and designers to enter their products in the iF design awards. Design experts from all over the world come together in the iF juries to evaluate the entries: excellent design is recognized and rewarded.

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Mexmast Joins Doosan Network

Congratulations to our clients Mexmast and Doosan who have got it together in the best possible sense…

Doosan is pleased to announce the appointment of Mexmast as an official distributor of our forklift equipment. Based in West Sussex, Mexmast is one of the largest independent forklift companies in the South East supplying new and used forklifts to their growing customer base.

Tim Waples, UK director and general manager of Doosan Industrial Vehicles said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mexmast and believe they will make a strong addition to our dealer portfolio. They have a wealth of experience dealing with large companies and a long established stability to the business. “We are very happy to be welcoming them to the Doosan family.

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Doosan Unveiled As New Supplier to Saint-Gobain

Leading forklift manufacturer, Doosan, has been chosen as the preferred supplier of leading international construction materials group Saint-Gobain.

The UK’s largest ever forklift deal will see the company supply over 2,000 counterbalance trucks across a variety of Saint-Gobain UK manufacturing, retail and merchant sites. These include the company’s Jewson, JP Corry and Gibbs and Dandy builders’ merchant networks.

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Doosan’s Direct Investment

Leading forklift manufacturer, Doosan, has made a major capital investment in its top regional distributor, Fork Truck Direct.

The Essex-based dealer sells over 100 new Doosan forklifts each year and aims to increase its annual turnover, currently in excess of £3.5m, by 30 to 35 percent within the next 3 years. The move follows Doosan’s recent decision to create a new standalone business, Doosan Industrial Vehicles.

DIV UK director and general manager, Tim Waples, believes the six figure investment will enable FTD to expand their coverage, as well as recruit additional sales and service personnel, and help Doosan to become the UK’s dominant player.


Doosan Establishes New Business

Doosan is delighted to announce the formation of a new affiliate company, Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co., Ltd.

The new business will oversee all Doosan’s global forklift activities and focus on pushing Doosan onto the next level, as it continues to make great strides in the materials handling market. Doosan Corporation will take a majority stake in the new company, with Standard Chartered Private Equity chosen as the preferred financial investor.

The existing forklift management teams, dealership and sales networks currently structured within Doosan Infracore, will be absorbed by the new company from 1st of July, 2011.

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Smales Order Is A Big Catch for Windsor

Hull-based fish merchant F Smales and Son has taken delivery of a new fleet of forklifts for its national distribution centre, supplied by local forklift experts Windsor Materials Handling.

The new fleet of Doosan counterbalance forklifts, reach trucks and pallet trucks, will operate in the company’s main cold store, which forms the hub of the operation to supply fish & chip shops and large food service specialists throughout the country.


New Start For Genesis

Forklift truck supplier Doosan has acquired a majority stake in Genesis Forklift Trucks, one of its leading dealers.

The founding directors of Genesis, based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, will stay on and will be joined by Doosan’s general manager Tim Waples who will become chairman.

Waples said the company has been looking to strengthen its position in the UK for some time.

“This is the most significant investment in the UK since the business was established. We are continuing to grow Doosan’s presence and see this as the perfect platform to bring us closer to our customers and make us even more competitive in the UK market.”

“We have been particularly impressed with what Genesis has done for us over the years as a Doosan dealer and believe this investment will be beneficial for all parties. As well as help improving IT systems and buying power, we believe both companies will benefit from Doosan’s influence and management skills.”


Future Forklift

Efficient, environmentally friendly and with the highest level of safety, the futuristic model of the Intelligent Concept Forklift aims to propel Doosan forward as leaders in the forklift industry.
An ingeniously designed product with a host of radical design technology, the ICF aims to push the boundaries of materials handling, whilst sticking to the Doosan belief of simple, powerful products with great performance.

Created by the award winning technologists at the Doosan Institute of Technology Industrial Design Centre, the ICF is, according to the design team, “Innovation that embodies efficiency & intelligence.”
Like its predecessor, the concept Construction Equipment models the CX and CL, it is intended to provide a dynamic combination of maximum usability and operation providing features that are efficient, environmentally friendly and safe.

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TB Marketing: Supplier of the Year!

Those lovely people at Doosan made us their Supplier of the Year!

Founded over 110 years ago, Doosan is one of the largest organisations in Korea and employs over 38,000 people in 33 different countries. Owner of the ‘Bobcat’ brand and a Fortune 500 company with an annual turnover in excess of $20billion, Doosan has looked to the UK for guidance and inspiration with marketing their forklift range where our combination of experience and creativity is well suited to their forklift business.

The ever-lovely Paul Watson said our contribution could not be underestimated and the award is well deserved.

Said Paul: “Our award recognises the fantastic contribution and commitment TB Marketing has made to improving Doosan’s market presence. Tony and the team have become part of our extended family and the work we produce together is envied by our competitors and by other Doosan businesses overseas. Little wonder they are in demand from our sister companies!”

Did we say how lovely they were?


Korean Holiday

What a lovely photo… all our favourite people!


Doosan Announces Open Golf Sponsorship

Doosan has announced that it will be an official patron for The Open Championship, the oldest and most prestigious of the four major global golf events, for the next five years. The sponsorship forms an important part of Doosan’s marketing strategy that will support the company’s aim to become one of the Global 200 companies by 2020.

The Open is organised by The R&A, golf’s governing body, and is celebrating its 150th year. Doosan will be one of six patrons including Rolex and Lexus. Doosan will be the first Korean company to join The Open.

The Open will be seen by a crowd of 250,000 at the event and the competition will be broadcast to 163 nations including Europe and North America.