Daewoo F series diesel forklifts for the Chinese market
Daewoo has released low-cost diesel engine forklifts specifically aimed at the Chinese market (Forkliftaction.com News #192
The forklifts, said to produce less noise and vibration than competing models, have even been named to attract Chinese end-users.
According to a company spokesman, the name of the series is F, the initial for the Chinese pronouncement fa chai
, which means prosper, get rich or earn money.
"In this series, there are two families with capacities of two, 2.5 and three tons - a hydraulic system type consisting of the models D20F, D25F and D30F, and a mechanical system type with models D20FM, D25FM and D30FM," the spokesman said.
A team of Chinese and Korean engineers developed the forklifts over eight months at Daewoo's Chinese factory in Yantai, Shangdong province.
The low-cost Chinese parts account for the forklift's relatively cheap selling price.
"We are mainly aiming to compete in pricing against major Chinese manufacturers but to offer a better quality truck. They (the customers) are interested in price with reasonable standards of performance and reliability."
Heli, Hangzhou and Dalian are the top three forklift manufacturers in China.