This year, Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment is celebrating the milestone of producing over 400,000 excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks (ADTs) for markets worldwide, since the company entered the construction equipment market in 1978. In the years that followed, Doosan has grown successfully to position the company today as one of the leading global players in the worldwide construction machinery market.

Left to right: From Doosan – Sebastien Claude, Roy Haaker and Robin den Reijer; Muriel Sanchez, General Delegate of Fondation BTP PLUS and Charlie Park and Gilles Bendaoud from Doosan.

To mark this, Doosan showed a special and unique version of one of the company’s excavators at the Intermat 2018 Exhibition in Paris, France from 23-28 April 2018.

This special version DX140W-5 wheeled excavator was auctioned online through Doosan’s dealers – bids closed on the Thursday of the show. The winning bid was announced at a function held on the Doosan stand after the show closed on the Thursday. The successful bid was placed by Doosan’s Swedish dealer, DOOSIA. A portion of the proceeds generated in the auction formed a charitable donation to the construction industry organisation, Fondation BTP PLUS, chosen by Doosan in France.

Charlie Park, Chief Executive Officer of Doosan Infracore Europe, was delighted to hand over a cheque for 10,000 € to Muriel Sanchez, General Delegate of Fondation BTP PLUS.

Fondation BTP PLUS, created in 2005 under the auspices of the Fondation de France, subsidizes innovative projects concerning employees, former employees or future employees in the Public Works Sector, promoting the autonomy of people and social promotion in the sector.

The actions undertaken by Fondation BTP PLUS reflect the values developed by the social partners of the Public Works Sector across all generations, namely: solidarity, cooperation, humanism and hospitality.