Bobcat brand expands logistics portfolio

The Bobcat range for logistics and material handling now consists of various product lines. (Image source: Bobcat)

Bobcat, an established brand boasting an extensive range of compact machines, has brought Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV), a sister company, into the family to expand its forklift trucks and warehouse equipment offering

While Bobcat’s compact machines are ideally suited to construction, agriculture, landscaping, demolition, recycling and other industries, the brand’s loaders and telehandlers can be equipped with attachments (such as buckets, grabs, bale clamps, dump hoppers and pallet forks) to be used for material handling and associated tasks. Work around logistics, therefore, is not new to the brand, with the first Bobcat forklift truck being produced back in 1968. Now, the brand is expanding and from the start of 2024 DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment will be produced in Bobcat colours. 

The Bobcat range for logistics and material handling now consists of various product lines including a series of diesel forklift trucks with capacities from 2 to 16 tons; a series of LPG forklift trucks with lifting capacities from 2 to 7 tons; and a series of electric forklift trucks with lifting capacities from 1.2 to 10 tons. The latter segment also includes a line of electric forklifts with three wheels for light work from 1.2 to 2 tons. The warehouse solutions include pallet trucks, stackers and reach trucks.

Adding to this, in the last edition of LogiMAT, Doosan Bobcat introduced new machines including the B80NS forklift truck, part of a series of electric counterbalanced forklift trucks with lifting capacities of 8 and 10 tons, and two prototypes: the three wheel B18NT electric forklift with a lithium battery and the B30X-7 Plus hydrogen forklift.

Thanks to the integration into Doosan Bobcat, DIV can benefit from Bobcat's extensive R&D facilities, a number of exciting machine management innovations, marketing know-how and Bobcat's extensive dealer network, while Bobcat now has a virtually complete portfolio of compact machines.