Doosan was founded in 1896 and since then has become a multinational conglomerate focused on consumer goods, manufacturing, and trading construction sectors. In 1978 Doosan produced and shipped its first excavator. They developed their own brand of SOLAR excavators. In 2007, Doosan acquired the construction machinery company Bobcat USA which was the largest supplier of small construction equipment. The company has a line of 15 mini excavators their DX series but they also produce articulated dump trucks, crawler excavators, log loaders, material handlers, wheel excavators, wheel loaders, and much much more. Anyone who owns a Doosan Mini Excavator owns a mini excavator produced from a company that almost dominates the heavy construction industry.