The 25,000th machine rolled off the production line. Normally this would be celebrated extensively, but given the circumstances, this needs to wait till later.
This could not have happened without the values of flexibility and intense cooperation that have always characterized Tobroco Giant and the involvement of employees, dealers and suppliers.
The twenty-five thousandth machine is an electric G2200E X-TRA and was produced in Oisterwijk last week.
Given the continuous and growing demand for electrical machines, Tobroco has thought well to invest in the sector to meet the high market demand.
The G2200E X-TRA is a special edition with a unique color scheme and was handed over to E-Den Hartog. A new company from GIANT dealer Den Hartog Bouwmaterieel, which is specially focused on the sales and maintenance of electrical machines.
The future is electric
The G2200E and G2200E X-TRA are 2.2 ton wheel loaders and the first electrical machines to be built by TOBROCO-GIANT. Given the demand for compact electrical equipment, it is a trend that cannot be stopped anymore.
The market has seen a growing demand in recent years specifically for electrical machines, and Tobroco does not want to lag behind. The objectives of the company are to have a diesel and electric version of each GIANT available in the long term.
Director Toine Brock:
“We expect that in some time half of the number of compact machines will be electric. At the moment most machines go to countries such as the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. But we are seeing stricter rules on emissions in more and more countries. At some point the EU will set rules for Europe and the rest of the world will have similar rules as well.”
With the demand for electric skid steer loaders and a telescopic handler, the goal is to transform 40 percent of the company’s production into electric wheel loaders (telescopic) by 2025.
“This year we will start developing electrical machines in the 1.5, 2.5 and 3.5 ton class. With Jungheinrich, we have found a global and reliable partner with the best knowledge when it comes to developing electrical machines. They supply the electric motors and the battery pack and the hardware and software is developed in-house. This gives us the opportunity to combine the best of both worlds and develop machines that ensure low running costs and a high working speed.”
To date he high demand for multifunctional GIANT machines, has resulted in another 15,000 machines being built in the past six years, a number that will only increase faster due to the investments made in expanding production and a new warehouse. At the end of this year, 8,000 m2 of production and the high-rise warehouse will be taken into use. This expansion gives the opportunity to build larger machines and aims to more than double production by 2025 compared to this year.
The goal is to build 8,750 machines by that year.
GIANT G2200E-TRA Standard Version
- Hitch: GIANT Standard (Hydraulically)
- ROPS / FOPS safety roof, incl. safety doors left and right
- Double acting valve at the front (mechanical)
- Hydraulic servicebreak on 4 wheels
- Luxury seat with safety belt, armrest and extended backrest
- Lithium-ion battery 260 Ah, 48 V (195 kg) (390 Ah or 520 Ah are optional)
- Standard “on board” 40A charger 230V.
- Main switch
- Towing hook at the back
- Working light (LED) at the front
- Cyclone filter
Tobroco Giant has been active in this for 20 years now. Its foundation dates back to 1996 and only a few years later, in 2001, the first wheel loader was born. Production has moved from a tent in Haaren to a commercial building in Oisterwijk Since 2003, the company has seen a growing and satisfied market until 2014, when the 10,000th machine was produced. To date, the Tobroco product range includes telescopic loaders and telehandlers to the product range.
In the following years, the dealer network was further expanded to 580 dealers in 50 countries, from Europe to America, where a sales office was opened. Production is mainly concentrated in Europe: the frames are manufactured in Eger, after which they come to Holland to be sprayed and put into production, with a factory of 2,000 m2 of production space.