Dutch manufacturer Tobroco-Giant has achieved the milestone of its 25,000th machine as it addresses the growing demand for electric wheeled loaders.
The special edition G2200E X-TRA, weighing 2.2 t was produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Oisterwijk, Netherlands and handed over to E-Den Hartog, a new company from Giant dealer Den Hartog Bouwmaterieel focusing on the sales and maintenance of electric machines.
Tobroco-Giant built its first wheeled loader almost 20 years ago and – having expanded the product range – celebrated the 10,000th in 2014.
The company has an additional manufacturing site in Hungary and almost 600 dealers in 50 countries including a sales office in the USA.
“We are seeing stricter rules on emissions in more and more countries,” said director Toine Brock.
“At some point the European Union will set rules for Europe and the rest of the world will have similar rules as well.”
“Our customers specifically request electrical machines, which is why we want to have a diesel and electric version of every Giant available in the long term. This year we will start developing electric machines in the 1.5, 2.5 and 3.5 t class.
“I expect that by 2025, 40% of our production will consist of electric wheeled loaders.”