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Oshkosh 

“Market Cap $5 B As of May 2014

  • Industry: Heavy Equipment
  • Country: United States
  • CEO: Charles Szews
  • Website: www.oshkoshtruck.com
  • Employees: 11,900
  • Sales: $7.45 B
  • Headquarters: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Forbes Lists
#1986 Global 2000
  • #1216 in Sales
  • #1647 in Profit
  • #1971 in Market value
Profile

Oshkosh Corp. designs, manufactures and markets a range of vehicles and vehicle bodies. The company operates its business through four segments: Access equipment, Defense, Fire & emergency, Commercial. The Access Equipment segment is a aerial work platforms and telehandlers used in a wide variety of construction, agricultural, industrial, institutional and general maintenance applications. The Defense segment manufactures and sells tactical trucks and supply parts to U.S. military and to other militaries around the world. The Fire & emergency segment manufactures commercial and custom firefighting vehicles and equipment, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, snow removal vehicles, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. The Commercial segment sells concrete mixers, refuse collection vehicles, portable and stationary concrete batch plants, and vehicle components. Oshkosh was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Oshkosh, WI.”

“Oshkosh History

Founded in 1917 as the Wisconsin Duplex Auto Company, the company was created to build a severe-duty four-wheel-drive truck. After the first prototype was built, the company began to develop rapidly. This first four-wheel-drive truck, known today as “Old Betsy”, is still owned by Oshkosh Corporation and housed in one of its assembly plants in Oshkosh. The vehicle still runs and is used frequently in demonstrations and parades.”

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Industry:

Heavy Equipment