Doosan dealers, Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd and Northern Excavators Ltd, are both celebrating their 25th anniversaries this year as dealers for the Doosan Heavy range of equipment from Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (DI CE).
Kevin Zimmer, Regional Director for UK and Ireland for DI CE, said: "The Doosan family is proud of the partnership developed over the past 25 years with Kellands and Northern Excavators. Achieving such a milestone is a testament to the focus at both dealers on delivering an exceptional customer experience and the strong, local leadership within both organisations. Congratulations to the teams at both businesses and Doosan looks forward to 25 more years of partnering with both of these professional companies."
With depots in Bridgwater and Camelford in Cornwall, Kellands is the authorised dealer for both the Doosan Heavy and Bobcat ranges manufactured by DI CE in the whole of South West England, covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Headquartered in Hillsborough, Northern Excavators is the authorised dealer for Northern Ireland for both the Doosan Heavy and Bobcat ranges covering the counties of Donegal, Derry, Antrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Armagh, Down and Cavan.
Kellands signed up as a dealer during a visit to the Site Equipment Demonstration (SED) Exhibition in 1987 when the Daewoo range of excavators and wheel loaders made its first appearance in the UK and successfully promoted the products over the years leading up to the purchase of the Daewoo range by Doosan in 2005. The Doosan range of articulated dump trucks formerly branded Moxy was added in 2008.
Northern Excavators can also trace its roots as a Doosan dealer back to a visit to the same SED show in 1987. A week later at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland, Northern Excavators showed Daewoo DH120 and DH180 excavators. Both machines were quickly sold by Northern Excavators and these were the first sales of Daewoo machines not only in the UK but also in the whole of Europe.