About Hyundai Construction Equipment
Hyundai Construction Equipment is a leading manufacturer of construction machinery based in South Korea. The company produces a broad range of equipment including mini, small, medium and large excavators (both crawler and wheeled), wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, rollers, diesel forklifts, LPG forklifts, pallet trucks, reach trucks and towing trucks. It also offers parts and used equipment.
Launched in 1985, Hyundai’s construction equipment division sells its products through a global network of distributors that numbers 500 and includes 140 countries. It currently has nine global operation centers throughout the United States, Europe, India, Indonesia, Brazil and China.
Hyundai Construction Equipment began extending its reach overseas in the 1990s, establishing an American subsidiary in Chicago, Illinois, and a European subsidiary in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which was later moved to Geel, Belgium. In 1999 Hyundai Construction Equipment split off from the Hyundai Motor Company.
The company sold its first 50 ton excavator in 2005. That same year it was given the “most excellent product design” at the Electric Reach Truck Design Fair in Hong Kong.
In 2007 Hyundai Construction Equipment opened a subsidiary in India, and the following year established a production facility in that country. In 2010 it began operating a facility for manufacturing wheel loaders in China. By 2015, Hyundai Construction Equipment marked the successful completion of 500,000 construction machines.
“The Construction Equipment Division is widely recognized as an industry leader for its use of advanced ergonomic engineering and technology,” the company states on its website. “Backed by highly advanced factory automation, a zero-tolerance quality control inspection system, and innovative engineering, the division offers a wide range of construction equipment to satisfy our customers' needs.”