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Doosan Bobcat’s new headquarters for the EMEA region in the Czech Republic.

Doosan Bobcat’s new headquarters for the EMEA region in the Czech Republic.

Doosan Bobcat opens EMEA HQ

November 2019

Doosan Bobcat, a world leader in the manufacture of compact construction machines, has opened its new headquarters for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region at Dobris in Czech Republic. Its base was earlier in Waterloo, Belgium.

Built at an investment of almost CZK3 billion ($128 million), the Dobris campus houses the company’s management and the 1,400 employees. The newly-erected building also complements the production plant and the training and innovation centre, where Bobcat machines are created for Europe and the rest of the world. This year alone, the company’s investments in Dobris will reach €20 million ($22 million).

In 2018, Doosan Bobcat’s revenue for the EMEA region surged to €765 million, with the Dobris factory producing a record 17,206 machines, said the top construction equpment maker.

Bobcat has been operating in the Czech Republic since 2001. A major development came in 2007 with the construction of a new production plant for loaders and mini-excavators and the takeover by the global Doosan Group, it stated. In addition to the new production capacities, Doosan Bobcat has also built an extensive training centre and an innovation centre.

This year, the company plans to increase production by 20 per cent and break through the barrier of 20,000 machines for the first time.

Worth €10 million, the three-storey headquarters building covers a surface area of 1,561 sq m and will offer more than 3,370 sq m of office space for 200 employees. Investments were also made to create more than 7,000 sq m of green areas around the building. The ample parking facilities include charging stations for electric vehicles.  

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