Doosan rebrands as Develon
By Jenny LescohierJanuary 18, 2023
Orange is the new Develon.
The familar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now take on the new brand name ‘Develon.’
The change comes following the August 2021 sale of Doosan Infracore to HD Hyundai (formerly Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. HHIH).
The brand name on all Doosan equipment will change to Develon – a combination of the words ‘Develop’ and ‘Onwards.’ In a press release the OEM said the new name conveys the company’s focus on innovation through technology and continuing development of its equipment and services.
“We believe the new Develon brand will help us build on the success we’ve had in North America over the past 30 years and throughout the world for more than 80 years,” says Todd Roecker, vice president of growth initiatives.
Develon will continue to focus on manufacturing construction equipment to build critical infrastructure for the betterment of communities and societies in North America and beyond. Develon products and services will focus on the fields of construction, logging, recycling, mining, rental and agriculture. Efforts will also be placed on developing alternative energy sources for construction equipment.
This latest announcement is the first of many in a series of steps to launch the new brand. Visitors to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, March 14-18 in Las Vegas, will see the next phase of the launch with newly branded construction equipment in the outdoor Develon exhibit. This will include the latest developments in the Concept-X autonomous equipment solution and live demonstrations at the outdoor exhibition in the Festival Grounds lot (F9153).
“Our commitment to the construction equipment industry and advancing new technologies has never been stronger than it is today,” says Roecker. “Develon anticipates changes in the industry and prepares solutions to address these challenges. This is evident by our ongoing development of the world’s first autonomous job site solution — Concept-X — and the work we are doing with alternative energy sources like electricity and battery packs for our mini excavators.”
After CONEXPO-CON/AGG, efforts to advance the brand at the local dealer level will continue through updates to signage and machine decals. Customers are likely to begin to see newly branded machines at their local Develon dealerships and on job sites as early as the end of Q2 2023.
In North America, Develon will continue supporting its more than 180 dealer locations in the United States and Canada. Develon North American operations will remain headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, where the company continues to offer a training center for dealership service technicians.
The company will maintain parts availability through its two regional parts distribution centers: one in Atlanta and a second in the Pacific Northwest. A customization plant in Savannah, Georgia, will still play a key role in supplying machines to Develon dealers and customers.
“Our dealers and customers should expect the same strong support from Develon in the future,” says Roecker. “We are committed to the long-term success of the new
brand and ensuring our customers have the support they need to be successful.”
Develon will continue as a subsidiary in the Hyundai Genuine group, alongside Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE). These two subsidiaries will remain independent construction equipment companies under HD Hyundai.
The company said its goal is for the two brands to position Hyundai Genuine as a global top-five player in the construction equipment industry.
“We’ve grown our construction equipment offering in North America with our line of mini excavators and most recently the addition of dozers,” says Roecker. “These product expansions represent our goal of providing a full line of equipment for our dealers and our customers. We believe that this demonstrates our commitment to North America, and we look forward to continued growth here for many years to come.”