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Whats happening with Doosan ?
  • scouse
  • lancs, United Kingdom
Heard jungle drums today regarding Doosan [url removed] are going to be pulling out of the Materials Handling Market to concentrate on other activities.
Will that have an impact on Carrylift ?
  • Posted 22 Mar 2011 09:26 PM
  • • Modified 22 Mar 2011 09:44 PM by poster
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  • Leon_W
  • Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
This is from last weeks news letter,
Doosan wants to sell forklift business
Seoul, South Korea
Doosan Infracore Co is considering selling its forklift business to focus on its construction equipment business and to secure capital for global expansion.
A company spokesman told Dow Jones International News that Doosan wants to inject proceeds from a potential sale to build excavator plants in China and Brazil.
He said the company has 50-55% share of the domestic forklift market.
  • Posted 23 Mar 2011 02:39 AM
  • scouse
  • lancs, United Kingdom
50-55% of Korean market maybe but not old blighty or even Europe
  • Posted 23 Mar 2011 05:42 AM
That is what "domestic market" means.
  • Posted 23 Mar 2011 07:30 AM
will Hyundai do the same the construction market is much stronger and more profitable
  • Posted 23 Mar 2011 05:37 PM
  • scouse
  • lancs, United Kingdom
Well done forkinlift,go to the top of the class
  • Posted 26 Mar 2011 06:13 PM
  • wacker
  • Merseyside, United Kingdom
Carrylift never became a Doosan dealer
  • Posted 28 Mar 2011 04:45 AM
who are carry lift distributing for now then
  • Posted 28 Mar 2011 04:57 PM
  • wacker
  • Merseyside, United Kingdom
Same as they were --- Nissan
  • Posted 29 Mar 2011 06:17 AM
for whats happening in the real world of Carrylift.... check out their website....
  • Posted 1 Apr 2011 06:14 PM
  • • Modified 1 Apr 2011 06:15 PM by poster
Carry Lift seem to be owned by a company called Corporate Acquisitions & investment this company owns plant hire companies who use Doosan equipment. This company seems to be backed by Fred Done from betfred. They look still to be selling Nissan and Hoist equipment
  • Posted 1 Apr 2011 10:23 PM
  • Peacock
  • Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I thought it was a done deal between Carry Lift and Doosan?
  • Posted 16 Apr 2011 07:02 PM
  • wacker
  • Merseyside, United Kingdom
I heard Carrylift used the situation to improve their position with Nissan.
  • Posted 20 Apr 2011 03:16 AM
Carrylift really wants to work with Doosan and vice versa. They could work really well together - they both want to move metal and be aggressive in the market, but the move away from Nissan is too much of a risk I suppose.

Mexmast ARE leaving Nissan, though, but it's unclear if they're going to go to Doosan or not.

Doosan, though, are buying into some of their dealer network, which shows their confidence in staying with the UK forklift market.

All the manufacturers are making moves, except of course Nissan, who are still showing no signs that they are serious about their dealers or the market!
  • Posted 20 Apr 2011 07:08 PM
doosan did have some high profile customers but it seems as late that many are turning away from the brand. The Pro5 introduction after such a succesful daewoo machine was a big hick up. Original machines had issues with axles, then inching cables (some still break after a week or so even with the mods) and lets not mention software issues. early machines also suffered from lift ram seals leaking and unless replacing the whole ram wont stop. Radiators fail on a regualr basis on the g18-5 and now the market is being flooded by doosan with their cheaper chinese built gx range (just having added a new smaller chassis model) to appeal to the cheaper user i cant see things improving in the near future. What is the long term plan for them does anyone know? with their purchase of Genesis what is to become of the dealers in the southeast?
  • Posted 11 May 2011 04:33 PM
doosan did have some high profile customers but it seems as late that many are turning away from the brand. The Pro5 introduction after such a succesful daewoo machine was a big hick up. Original machines had issues with axles, then inching cables (some still break after a week or so even with the mods) and lets not mention software issues. early machines also suffered from lift ram seals leaking and unless replacing the whole ram wont stop. Radiators fail on a regualr basis on the g18-5 and now the market is being flooded by doosan with their cheaper chinese built gx range (just having added a new smaller chassis model) to appeal to the cheaper user i cant see things improving in the near future. What is the long term plan for them does anyone know? with their purchase of Genesis what is to become of the dealers in the southeast?
  • Posted 11 May 2011 04:33 PM
Maybe with some dealers turning away from the brand they thought that by buying Genesis they can offer more than just a truck. Its a shame they have not listened to dealers past & present about their product and its foibles. Ready to blame other things apart from the "brand".

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  • Posted 12 May 2011 07:15 AM
Guys,

Take 10 minutes and go to their corporate site and you will see the deal is already done. They sold to one of their partners but retained a 51% stake. The bg issue was the 4.9 billion they paid for Bobcat and Indy [url removed] have some serious debt and this will help them out. They are not getting out of the Lift Truck business yet.
  • Posted 13 May 2011 02:53 AM
  • Peacock
  • Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good spot just a guy, i dont hear about them too much up my way but with the st gobain deal via rushlift in the news, it looks like theyre winning a bit of business. Historically, theyve had quite small dealers and lots of them, but it seems like theyve managed to attract a few bigger dealers over the past couple of years who seem to find something beneficial in them. I run a small dealership and am looking for a new truck supplier, any recommendations?
  • Posted 27 May 2011 06:13 AM
Have you looked at the new Tailift product? New model has oil imersed disc brakes and floating powertrain. The company bringing them in is Industrial Truck Distribution Ltd. Web site is wwwdotindustrialtruckdistributiondotcom. Worth a look it looks a good product.
  • Posted 27 May 2011 06:29 AM
Peacock, try Nissan. They are probably desperate for dealers to replace the ones they've lost or are about to lose! They're not serious about big dealers or fleet deals, so it might suit you down to the ground. An accessible place to start before you take on a serious dealership to compete in the market - or better still, just buy from Atlet direct, they're cheaper than what Nissan dealers are paying!!
  • Posted 27 May 2011 06:52 PM
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