Here a small overview of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy construction equipment , the type of equipment they produce and some history of the company:
The Case Corporation was created 1842 in America and manufactured threshing machines in its beginning. From 1912 the production was extended to the field of agricultural machinery and road construction machinery . In 1957 , Case acquires American Tractor Corporation – manufacturer of excavators and thus establishes an internationally renowned company in the field of construction machinery. The Case Corporation with its machinery brands Case CE ( Case Construction Equipment) for construction machines and Case IH ( Case Internationally Harvester, since 1985 ) for the fused in November 1999 together with farm equipment New Holland CNH Group . Apart from Case and New Holland , O & K , Fiat Kobelco and Kobelco belong to the CNH Group as well ..
Caterpillar Inc. (Illinois , USA ) is the world’s largest manufacturer of construction machinery. Caterpillar product range comprise Earth moving machinery and road and engine : for example, all kinds of excavators , wheel loaders and crawler loaders , scrapers , graders , tractors, etc.
Interesting: One of the founders of Caterpillar , Mr. Benjamin Holt , is considered the inventor of the chain drive assembly for crawler machines .
Sector production machinery of the South Korean multinational Daewoo was sold in 2005 to Doosan Infracore . Since then , construction equipment , trucks and trailers are sold by the name Doosan – Daewoo. Doosan has a sales network worldwide and distributes it through a full range of crawler excavators , wheeled excavators , wheel loaders and skid steer loaders .
The Japanese Hitachi Ltd. Corporation is among the 50 largest companies in the world. Known as an electronic enterprise, producing and construction equipment under the name Hitachi Construction Machinery : crawler and wheel excavators of all sizes , telescopic working platforms , wheel loaders , off highway and since the uptake of Euclid and highway trucks for plant and building . Hitachi became , little by little , a manufacturer of complete line of machinery, after ending the cooperation with Fiat ( Fiat -Hitachi ) .
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.Ltd. is part of the South Korean Hyundai – and produces construction equipment and boat equipment . The machines are distributed in the network franchised Hyundai Construction Equipment worldwide . The productions include machinery Mini excavator , wheel and crawler excavators , loaders , loader and , of course , well forklift of all kinds.
JCB ( Joseph Cyril says founder Bamford ) is the fourth largest manufacturer of machinery in the world. BACKHOE JCB produces among others ( 3 CX is the most successful product) , tele handler , crawler excavators and wheel excavators and under the name JCB Vibromax even rollers for compaction.
JCB is also active in the field of agriculture with their Fastrac tractors . It is one of the few companies in the sector of machines manufacturer still has a family driving.
Komatsu Ltd is the world’s second largest manufacturer of large construction equipment after Caterpillar . Besides the construction of machinery, the Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo produces : electronics, forklifts, generators , compressors and industrial robots. As a full-liner , Komatsu sells over 100 different types of construction machines, from mini excavator to telehandler up to mobile crushers . In 1995 Hanomag , the German machinery manufacturer became part of Komatsu Group and now produces under the name Komatsu Hanomag AG wheel loaders in Hanover . Interesting Komatsu produces the largest bulldozer in the world ( Komatsu D 575) with 132 tonnes .
Liebherr AG is an international company that produces apart from construction equipment also aero space equipment and appliances. The product line includes machines Liebherr excavators, bulldozers , wheel loaders , off high way trucks and mining equipment . Remarks: At the Bauma exhibition in Munich in 2004 Liebherr presented the world’s largest dump truck – the new series of wheel loaders Liebherr T282.The are meant to be very economical in fuel consumption. In addition , Liebherr specializes in all types of cranes . Indeed, a Liebherr Tower Crane was their first product launched in 1949. Nowadays Liebherr cranes product range goes from mobile cranes to quay cranes.
New Holland belongs since 1999 to the company CNH . Previously they were producing farm equipment but today, a portion of the tractor , they sell many other types of machinery.
The line of heavy equipment including bulldozers , excavators, motor graders and wheel loaders . In the production of the beamline can find all sizes of skid steer excavator and skid steer loader and telehandler.
Under the name New Holland brand appears above named Fiat- Kobelco, Kobelco and O & K.
Roberto Perlini funded in 1957 the Italian manufacturer of construction equipment and heart dump truck Perlini . In 1961 Perlini started with the production of off-road track for earthmoving and construction equipment . Today, they produce dump truck in Vicenza , Italy and commercialize its products worldwide .
The Terex Group is a traditional American producer until 1995 cranes began their acquisition history . Nowadays the Terex Group consists of a number of traditional manufacturers – integrated as a whole or in part in the group. Here is a list of the most known American brands , American Truck Company, Atlas , Benford , CMI , Demag , Fermec , Finlay, Fuchs, Genie , O & K , Pegson , Peiner , Powerscreen , PPM, and Schaeff.
The Volvo Group based in Gothenburg , Sweden, is worldwide one of the largest manufacturers of buses ( Volvo Bus) , trucks ( Volvo Trucks ) and construction machines ( Volvo Construction Equipment) . In addition , Volvo produces boat engines ( Volvo Penta ) and high technology components for civil aviation and jet engines ( Volvo Aero) . Volvo Construction Equipment produces over 100 different construction machines of models of compact wheel loaders , excavators, wheel excavator and chain excavator . Interesting: The undisputed “star” under the Volvo construction machines is however the articulated Dumper in all remarks of 25 to 40 .