In 2012, ESP acquired exclusivity for the KBJ brand of undercarriage for the South African market and neighbouring countries. ESP markets the “KBJ” brand of undercarriage alongside that of Berco undercarriage, so as to further complement its multi-brand range of undercarriage, similarly as has been done for ESP’s G.E.T (Ground Engaging Tools) range of products.
KBJ is a very successful brand of undercarriage that is manufactured by Hoe Leong Corporation, a company that has 4 manufacturing plants in Asia and whose headquarters are based in Singapore on a total land area of 26,000 m2.
Hoe Leong Corporation (HLC) started their business in 1957 and today consist of a main sales office in Singapore, 5 sales offices in Indonesia, 2 in Australia and a sales office in Dubai. Hoe Leong Corporation listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2005, primarily to engage in trading and distributing spare parts for heavy equipment and industrial machines widely used in the agriculture, construction, forestry, marine and mining industries.
Presently the “KBJ” brand of undercarriage is marketed through various distribution channels in the international and OEM markets of Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, South America and Australia.
KBJ brand undercarriage is used in a variety of bulldozer and excavator models ranging from 0.8 tons to 100 tons for brands such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Hitachi, Doosan, Sumitomo, Kobelco and Hyundai. With the use of modern CAD workstations, KBJ’s products are carefully engineered to ensure high production quality standards. Together with stringent testing of materials, frequent quality control checks and in-process quality management, KBJ factories strive to achieve the highest possible quality standards for their products.