Innovations shape our world, every day in many ways, and the staff at Heavy Equipment Guide want to acknowledge their importance in the world of construction-related equipment. As a result, we have created this new annual feature. Our goal is to illustrate the range and scope of advances, from earthmoving to paving, aggregates, lift, maintenance, training, wearables and others. These innovations offer advantages from doing the job faster, more accurately, more safely, more comfortably or more efficiently, to improving maintenance or providing a better ROI. The editors' selections are drawn from our coverage during the year. The selection was not always easy as there are many worthy innovations but we hope the diversity of the ones shown provide an appreciation of the vast amounts of time and money which manufacturers spend developing innovations, large and small, that make our lives better.
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Performance in every detail.
In 1996 Kees Hoogendoorn and his wife Annet Schoenmaker started Keestrack with an ambitious vision: to build the world's first direct feed scalper.
After we started a trading business in construction equipment in 1988 we moved on into the crushing & screening business resulting in the idea of the direct feed scalper. We decided to build our own screen in 1996. Soon afterwards Kees went on to develop the mobile impact crusher and, after acquiring OM in 2010, added a full range of jaw crushers to the Keestrack product range. Today direct feed scalpers are the industry standard, with Keestrack proudly leading the way in mobile screening and crushing equipment.
We're still 100% privately owned and managed by the Hoogendoorn family, with the idea of family at the heart of everything we do. We support each other as we strive to continually improve our products, creating an atmosphere that clients recognize and appreciate. The result gives us an unshakable belief in Keestrack and our ability to succeed.
Building superiour crushers and screeners will continue to be the goal at Keestrack, where we have started with inventing the world's first direct feed screen on tracks.