Doosan Infracore Co., has announced another engine supply contract, this time with a Chinese forklift manufacturer. This marks the third engine supply contract since August that Doosan has signed around the world.
This latest engine agreement is for 12,000 G2 diesel engines to Baoli Forklift Co., a subsidiary of the KION Group AG in Germany.
The G2 are a range of three- and four-cylinder, 1.8, 2.4, 3.4 L diesel engines with outputs from 49 to 110 hp that Doosan says meets Stage 5 European emissions standards. The G2 engines are non-DPF technology, that power, among other things, Tier 4 final Bobcat loaders, excavators and Toolcat utility work machines.
The contract with Baoli runs through 2025 and will be installed in forklifts earmarked for foreign markets, Doosan Infracore already has an engine contract with KION itself, signed in 2015, that the company said has made inroads into the Chinese and Vietnamese vehicle engine markets.
In September 2018, Doosan Infracore signed a letter of intent (LOI) with ARBOS, an Italian tractor manufacturer, for the development and supply of diesel engines. Here Doosan will again supply G2 diesels from 1.8 to 3.4 L engines for agricultural machinery. The deal calls for some 27,000 engines to be supplied to ARBOS over a six year period starting in 2020.
In August 2018, Doosan Infracore signed a letter of intent with two local companies in Indonesia. That agreement was a three-way LOI signed in Surabaya, with BBI (PT Boma Bisma Indra), a state-owned engine manufacturer, and Equitek (PT Equiti Manajeman Teknologi), a local dealer, to jointly carry out the “Indonesian National Engine Manufacturing Project.”
The Indonesian National Engine Manufacturing Project is part of the Indonesian government’s policy to promote the localization of diesel engines in order to foster the country’s manufacturing industry. The LOI has laid the groundwork for Doosan Infracore’s advance into the entire Indonesian engine market ranging from parts supply to sales to production.