Doosan Demo Days in Czech Quarry a Great Success
- 02 August 2012
- Company & Industry News
Based on the model of last year's very successful inaugural Heavy Days event, Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment has welcomed very close to 500 existing and prospective customers to this year's Demo Days events held in June and July 2012 in the Czech Republic.
Held at the Kozli Quarry close to Pisek, south west of the Doosan Bobcat manufacturing plant and training centre at Dobris, the Demo Days had attendees from as far apart as UK and Ireland, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, with visitors coming from 18 countries right across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Organised by the Doosan EMEA Demonstration team headed up by Demonstration Manager, Arnaud Gabarre, the decision to move the Demo Days to a larger venue to meet customer requests to try out an even larger number of Doosan machines in one place, whilst maintaining the friendly atmosphere of the events, has proved to be a great success.
At the Kozli Quarry, customers have had the opportunity to try out the widest selection possible of Doosan Heavy products and attachments including crawler and wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks (ADTs) and heavy duty telescopic handlers in true working conditions.
Customers were able to get firsthand experience of the very latest Stage IIIB compliant crawler excavators, wheel loaders and ADTs from Doosan that have just been launched or are due for launch later in the year. Among the models being tried out were the new DX180LC-3, DX300LC-3 and DX340LC-3 crawler excavators; the DL200-3 and DL350-3 wheel loaders and the DA30 and DA40 ADTs.
The DX700LC and DX520LC - the two largest models in the crawler excavator range - were also being put through their paces in the lower part of the quarry, which is owned by the Czech company, Kamenolomy CR s.r.o.
There were also many other machines to try out from the existing range at Doosan including the DX140LC, DX140LCR, DX235NLC and DX235LCR crawler excavators; the DX140W, DX160W and DX210W wheeled excavators; the DL420 and DL450 wheel loaders and the new DT160 heavy duty telehandler.
Customers and prospective buyers were delighted to be able to operate new Doosan equipment on this multi-faceted site in real working conditions, ranging from filling the new 40 tonne DA40 ADT using one of the Doosan excavators or wheel loaders, to driving the fully laden DA40 or DA30 units from the upper quarry to the lower section where the material could be dumped and processed by the two larger excavators.
These events have an astonishing conversion rate and all of the customers attended the events to examine and try equipment, allowing them to compare different products in the range from Doosan to decide on the best solution for their specific application(s). As a result of their trips, many customers have already placed orders for Doosan equipment based on their positive experiences at Demo Days.
The range of machines available for use, backed by the professional expertise of the Doosan people on site, together with a visit to the Doosan facilities at Dobris and entertainment in the beautiful city of Prague has proved to be an unbeatable combination, which should add many more orders to those already received.