Doosan Bobcat Boosts its Manufacturing in Minnesota

November 15, 2019
Doosan Bobcat officials pose at manufacturing facility
From left to right: Mike Ballweber, president Doosan Bobcat North America; Scott Park, CEO Doosan Bobcat; Mike Kiefer, site operations manager, Litchfield; Jim Flynn, VP of operations, Doosan Bobcat North America.

Doosan Bobcat will invest $26 million for an expansion of its Litchfield, Minnesota, manufacturing facility.

The company says the investment will enable it to meet increased demand for Bobcat’s line of compact equipment and attachments, which includes compact excavators, skid steer loaders, CTLs, UTVs and telehandlers.

The Litchfield announcement coincides with the official opening this week of Doosan Bobcat’s nearly $2 million investment in a new Global Collaboration Center in downtown Minneapolis. The center serves as an easily accessible, centralized location where some elements of the company’s global functions work and host global meetings.

“These investments demonstrate our commitment to our presence in Minnesota, which is a major manufacturing hub and now a center for our global operations,” said Scott Park, CEO and president of Doosan Bobcat. “We are proud to continually expand our compact equipment line to help empower our customers to accomplish more.”

Located approximately 65 miles west of Minneapolis, Doosan Bobcat’s investment in Litchfield will modernize the existing production facility by adding new paint lines, a climate-controlled environment, assembly line upgrades, and more.

When completed in September 2020, the project will more than triple the size of the current footprint and expand the facility to nearly 200,000 square feet. Once fully operational, the expanded facility is also expected to triple its workforce, from the current 100 employees to an anticipated 300 full-time employees.