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Bobcat Named As One Of The Year’s Most Innovative Companies

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Bobcat Named As One Of The Year’s Most Innovative Companies

Bobcat has spent the first part of 2024 surprising pretty much everyone, and perhaps its greatest surprise is being included on a list of companies that also feature innovative medical treatments, artificial intelligence and space exploration.

However, whilst Bobcat diggers would ostensibly appear to be more of a case of evolution rather than revolution and have done so for decades, their inclusion on Fast Company’s 2024 Most Innovative Companies list alongside the likes of OpenAI and Nvidia is not as surprising as it may appear.

Aside from some of the tremendously ambitious research and development projects that have been unveiled such as the autonomous RogueX and the production of hydrogen fuel cells for industrial equipment, they have also invested in essential but less forward-facing technologies.

Fast Company themselves have placed Doosan Bobcat on their list as an example of a manufacturing company that leveraged the power of new technologies to make higher quality machinery quickly.

They specifically noted an energy-efficient punch-press system that has reduced the need for manual heavy lifting of components in favour of skilled management of advanced equipment.

It also involves the use of MetraSCAN3D, a quality control laser scanner designed for shop floor use that allows for the scanning of components at a much faster speed and to a higher level of precision, allowing inspection teams to focus their time on more specialist tests.

This has allowed for higher quality machinery to move throughout the construction and assembly process faster.

Alongside this manufacturing innovation is a heavy push towards electrification. The RogueX and RogueX2 are fascinating concepts but they have also developed the T7X and S7X, the first compact track loader and skid-steer loader respectively.

This allows for machinery to be used indoors when previously that would be impossible from a safety perspective, and fewer components and fluids to reduce maintenance downtime.