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This is the story of Bobcat’s 100 years of growth into a worldwide icon by producing more than one million loaders.

Rapid Expansion

  • 1995

    Clark Equipment Company is acquired by Ingersoll-Rand

    Clark Equipment Company is acquired by Ingersoll-Rand. Renames to “Bobcat” division in 2000.

  • 1998

    Bobcat acquires Palm Attachments

    Bobcat acquires Palm Attachment Sales of Grove City, Minnesota, which had been making skid-steer loader attachments since the mid-1980s. Bobcat later moves that manufacturing operation to nearby Litchfield, in west central Minnesota.

  • 2000

    “Melroe Company” name changes to “Bobcat Company,”

    “Melroe Company” name changes to “Bobcat Company,” reflecting its primary brand identity. Product focus widens to meet more of customers’ product needs. In 2001, the lineup is still just loaders, excavators and attachments, but two years later the line includes Bobcat telehandlers, loader backhoes, mini-track loaders, utility vehicles and even light construction products.

    Bobcat acquires hydrostatic telehandler pioneer Sambron, whose factory was in Pont Château, France.

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Global Network

Global Network

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