Garnea marks 30th anniversary with new Doosan facility

Garnea, which imports Doosan construction machinery for the Czech Republic, is marking its 30th anniversary with the opening of a new facility. 
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / February 5, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The new Doosan facility and the Garnea team
The new Doosan facility and the Garnea team

The new facility for Doosan machines is in Neplachov in the South Bohemia region of the country. It occupies an area of 750m2 and is intended for servicing even the largest Doosan machines. It has an entrance adapted for heavy machinery, a bridge crane with a load capacity of 10 tonne, controlled temperature regulation, modern oil management and offers comfortable facilities for employees. 

The facility was opened at a ceremony attended by the European top management of Doosan Infracore. Hyundai Doosan Infracore is replacing the Doosan brand on its construction equipment and introducing its new brand named Develon which is now in a transition period.

The management of Garnea has completed three decades of development of the company, which now has fully-fledged divisions for the agricultural, construction and municipal sectors, with plans to take this further.

Together with Garnea management and other guests, including František Flídr, CEO of Granita Lomy, which is one of the first and largest users of Doosan machines in the Czech Republic, Sanho Shin, director of strategy and marketing at Doosan, ceremonially opened the new premises. 

Shin commented: “Working with Garnea has exceeded our ambitious expectations. It is incredible how the company has expanded in recent years. We are very pleased with the joint growth in the Czech market. In addition, we have a common philosophy with our importer, which is an emphasis on an aftersales approach to customers."

Garnea started distributing the Doosan brand in 2019. The son of the founder and a company executive, Václav Baštýř Jr., praises the results that have been achieved: "Thanks to the cooperation with the Doosan brand, our company is growing rapidly. In the last 5 years, Garnea has doubled in size - we now have 100 employees, 60% of whom are dedicated to aftersales services. In some important segments, such as heavy excavators over 25 tonne, we are doing extremely well - it is no exaggeration to say that every fifth excavator sold carries the Doosan brand.”

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