Moxy name goes
By Sandy Guthrie04 September 2012
The long-standing Moxy brand, which is no longer used on Doosan articulated dump trucks (ADTs), is being dropped from the factory name too, as the factory will in future be called Doosan Infracore Norway AS rather than Doosan Moxy AS.
The will be no change to the factory or production, said Doosan, and the ownership will remain the same. It said the name change not only illustrated Doosan's intentions to integrate further the facility into the Doosan group, but that it also reinforced Doosan's presence in the ADT market.
It added that there had been new investments this year including a new production line and a new shot blasting facility, with further investments to come.
Doosan acquired the ADT range when it bought specialist manufacturer Moxy in 2008. The Moxy name was dropped from the machines when the first two articulated ADTs in the DA range were launched a year ago.
This year, Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the permanent six-wheel drive system on its ADT range. To mark the event, the company held a 40th birthday celebration at the Doosan ADT plant at Elnesvagen, Norway.
It said that through the design of a forward-mounted turning ring, sloping rear frame and free-swinging tandem bogie, weight was distributed equally throughout the trucks, providing excellent stability. The rear tandem bogie, it said, ensured all six wheels were in continuous contact with the ground for more stability.
In his welcome speech at the 40th anniversary event, Stefan Brosick, general manager of Doosan Infracore Norway, pointed out that since Doosan acquired the range and with the launch of the new DA series of ADTs, more units had been sold into more countries than ever before, providing a contrast to 40 years ago in 1972, when the first D15 ADT with permanent six-wheel drive came off the line at the plant.