DEVELON invests in new facilities in Germany

By investing in new facilities in Germany, DEVELON, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment, is setting the course for further growth in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / August 9, 2023
By Guy Woodford
3D views of the planned DEVELON customer and training centre in Mannheim. Pic: DEVELON

A state-of-the-art DEVELON customer and training centre for German-speaking countries and a demonstration area for testing machines are being built on a 10,650 m² site in Mannheim. The completion of the new facility is planned for Q3 2024. This will bring DEVELON closer to its customers and dealers and demonstrates its commitment to Germany as a business location.

To ensure that customers do not have to wait, operations at a transitional location were already started in March 2023 so that large parts of the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse can already be supplied with spare parts and services. A well-equipped new rental fleet with the latest generation of construction machinery is available to bridge order peaks, conserve the company's capital requirements or to be able to test a product over a longer period. The experienced sales team is also already in place.

DEVELON's new German facilities will enable further company growth in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Pic: DEVELON

With the decision to take over sales, rental and service operations for a clearly defined market area, DEVELON is building on proven and successful market development with its trade partners. In future, they will also be better supported by German-speaking office staff in Mannheim.

DEVELON plans to create over 40 new regional jobs at the new location. An independent company, HD Hyundai Infracore Deutschland GmbH, has been formed to ensure the best possible framework conditions. This is another sign of DEVELON's long-term commitment to Germany as a business location. It underpins its ambitions to significantly expand its presence and market position in the German-speaking market.

As early as March 2023, DEVELON introduced Andreas M. Lohner as the new sales manager for the D-A-CH region and Eastern Europe and now as managing director of HD Hyundai Infracore Deutschland GmbH.

He sees DEVELON very well positioned for the future: "Both the intended location in Lempacher Straße and our transitional location in Seckenheimer Landstraße in Mannheim are ideal owing to their optimal location and quick accessibility. 

"By deciding on a fully equipped transitional location, with a workshop that started operating in June, a well-stocked spare parts warehouse, a rental fleet, the latest generation of machines and a wide range of new machines, we can already provide fast, pragmatic and reliable support to customers and partners in the Rhine-Neckar metro region. Every new customer actively helps to create more jobs in the region."

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