About Bobcat Company
Bobcat Company is an American designer, manufacturer and distributer of compact equipment for the construction, agricultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance, utility and mining industries.
Established in 1947, Bobcat is North Dakota’s leading manufacturer of compact machinery, operating three production plants in that state alone. It also maintains global productions facilities in France, Czech Republic (its European headquarters) and China.
Bobcat manufactures skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, mini track loaders, compact excavators, utility vehicles, telehandlers, as well as a wide variety of attachments. The company’s distribution network is among the largest in the world, boasting approximately 1,000 independent dealers, each of which provides customers with local sales, components, maintenance and rental services.
According to the company website: “Bobcat dealers are known for their dedication to providing outstanding customer service to ensure long, reliable equipment performance.”
The Bobcat brand was owned by Melroe Manufacturing Company until 1969, when Melroe was sold to Clark Equipment Company. It became a subsidiary of Irish-American industrial manufacturing company Ingersoll Rand Company in 1995. In July 2007, the South Korean-based Doosan Group bought Bobcat for 4.9 billion USD.
Bobcat’s corporate headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea, with regional headquarters in Warterloo, Belgium and West Fargo, North Dakota. It also has sales offices in cities across the world, including Bangalore, India; Chennai, India; Dublin, Ireland; Georgia, USA; and Sydney, Australia.
“Tough, versatile, agile Bobcat equipment—with its time-tested reliability—has rightly earned the nickname ‘One Tough Animal,’” the company states. “Bobcat Company continues to be committed to delivering the industry’s best compact equipment.”