Jun 11, 2011 - 8 years ago
By Supply Post
Shantui, a multinational construction equipment manufacturer based in Shandong, China announced that it’s now official: Shantui is the world’s largest maker of bulldozers, and all under its own brand name. Long the dominant dozer brand in China, its aggressive expansion and strong demand internationally have led to its leading position.
In 2010, Shantui produced two out of every five crawler-type dozers in the world, more than 10,000 units. Global production for the same year was 24,600. Its nearest rival, Caterpillar, produced 6,400 units. Off-Highway Research, a leading independent construction equipment industry consultancy, compiled the statistics.
“We are pleased to receive independent verification of our success,” said Richard Li, VP for International. “It is gratifying to see our investments pay off so handsomely, especially in the face of established competitors. Our combination of performance and great value is producing a winning strategy for us globally.”
Shantui isn’t just an assembler of dozers; it is a true manufacturing powerhouse. Shantui produces the lion’s share of the components that go into its dozers, even supplying parts to many of its competitors. Shantui’s end-to-end manufacturing offers better value to its customers, and insures a high level of quality.
Shantui’s line of dozers is highly diversified, with many specifically designed for swamps, deserts, highlands, power plants, forestry and landfill applications.
Becoming the world’s largest producer of bulldozers is just the latest of Shantui’s milestones. In 2010, Shantui surpassed US$2billion in revenue. In 2011, it started producing the first brand-name dozer made by a Chinese manufacturer to pass European and American emissions and safety standards