South Korean forklift manufacturer Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV) has joined forces with German industrial automation specialist Kollmorgen to "secure its leading position in the materials handling industry”.
According to a Kollmorgen statement, the objective is to innovate and build efficient, sustainable and reliable custom-made automated guided vehicles that exceed customers’ future requirements.
Present in over 90 countries, DIV is known for its focus on powerful performance, comfort and ease of use.
The Doosan product line of over 179 vehicles spans electric and pneumatic forklifts, reach trucks, stackers and various other warehouse vehicles.
Chankyo Chung, vice president, Doosan Industrial Vehicle, says: “Our vehicles are a preferred choice among many of the world’s blue-chip companies.
“That requires us to always be at the forefront of technology and deliver reliable products to the highest of standards.
“We selected Kollmorgen for that exact reason – being a partner that invests heavily in R&D with a proven track record of solid automation solutions.”
Tobias Byfeldt, vice president, Kollmorgen Automation, says: “Doosan Industrial Vehicle has a solid reputation in the market for dependable performance and intelligent design.
“Their philosophy is to build efficient products with a high longevity, which aligns closely to our own way of business.
“Coincidentally, we both share a history of over 50 years of experience in the materials handling industry – a combined know-how of over 100 years that offers tremendous value to our joint customers.”