The story of Hyundai Heavy Industries is one of challenges, pioneering, and trust in the future. They have a solid history in the heavy industry fields which can be traced back to an empty stretch of beach in 1972, where they held the groundbreaking for their first shipyard. Since that beginning they have developed into an integrated heavy industries company with six divisions.
The construction equipment division markets construction equipment and forklift trucks on a worldwide level. “We Build a Better Future” is the division’s motto, and its belief.
The division was initially created in 1985, as part of the Heavy Machine division, but soon gained independence as an autonomous division in 1987. By 1988, the first in-house designed excavators (21t and 29t) were launched in the domestic Korean market. One year later, Hyundai took over Korean Forklift manufacturer, Halla Heavy Industries. The first Hyundai branded forklift truck was brought to market in 2000.
Meanwhile, the division has established branch offices on every continenent, counting on approximately 460 dealers in 100 countries worldwide. About 36,000 units are built on a yearly basis in the company’s production facilities in Ulsan (S-Korea), Bejing, and Changzou (China). For more information, click here.