The important Czech manufacturer of car cabs, the company DFK Cab, increased its sales to 499 million crowns in 2022, when in the previous year the company achieved a turnover of 392.3 million. The operating profit of DFK Cab in 2022 amounted to 48.1 million crowns, which represents an increase of 31.6 million crowns compared to the previous year.
DFK Cab specializes in the production of cabins for off-road and leisure four-wheelers, as well as work machines. In addition to cabs for off-road sports quads, DFK Cab also offers cab superstructures for industrial vehicles. It also manufactures cabins for agricultural machinery and cabins for forklifts.
The company sold a total of over 8,000 cabins in 2022, of which more than 90 percent were intended for off-road ATVs and the rest of the cabins were delivered for forklifts and tractors. DFK Cab is an active export-oriented company. It generated roughly 90 percent of its annual turnover on foreign markets. By far the most important market for DFK Cabs is the United States. The next most important markets are Austria, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.
„Last year was a turning point for us. The opening of the second production facility and the related significant increase in capacity has moved DFK Cab to the position of the world’s leading manufacturer of components for the UTV sector,“ said Michal Burda, director of DFK Cab.
Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, 2022 was a successful year for the company both in terms of developing new products and improving conditions for employees. DFK Cab put into operation a new production hall in Huštěnovice in the region of Eastern Moravia, which brings a new level of working environment. This is modern and ecological production, for which the company offers employees in the new premises not only attractive working conditions, but also excellent transport accessibility.
DFK Cab manufactures cabins for all types of four-wheelers of all major world brands, such as Arctic Cat, Can-am, CF Moto, Cushman, Hisun, Honda, John Deer, Kawasaki, Kioti, Kymco, Linhai, Polaris and Yamaha. So far, it is the only one in the world that has developed and supplies cabins for Segway’s new all-terrain four-wheelers. As early as the spring of 2022, it started delivering cabins for the Segway Fugleman series of commercial four-wheelers. In the fall of last year, it started deliveries for the Segway Villain sports quad bike.
The expansion of production into new premises confirmed the growing interest in DFK Cab brand cabins for off-road vehicles from the UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) category. At the same time, this confirmed the owner’s interest in the further development of the DFK Cab company. The new production facilities in Huštěnovice required a significant investment in the amount of two tens of millions of crowns.
DFK Cab is also further developing its product offering for industrial vehicles and industrial applications. It manufactures cabins for agricultural machinery or cabins for forklift trucks, for which it develops specifically adapted cabins according to customer wishes. DFK Cab manufactures forklift cabs for companies such as Caterpillar, Clark, Heli, Hyster, Hyudai, Jungheinrich, Linde, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Yale and others.
Cabs produced by DFK Cab combine the durability of their design, the use of quality materials, smart design solutions and high utility properties. Functional and durable cabins take into account the design of the vehicles, but also the needs of their owners. The cabin fundamentally increases the utility value of the vehicle for the customer. Only with a cab does the customer get a work or sports machine that can be practically used in all weather conditions.
An integral part of the cabins from DFK Cab are wipers and washers, as well as soundproofing of the cabin, for example. The front glass can be fixed or opening. A heated windshield is a matter of course. The entire cabin can be equipped with heating, which then reliably provides heating that works just like in a classic car.
„Cabins eliminate rain, mud, snow, and therefore humidity. Inside the cab-covered vehicle, the driver can enjoy warmth and relative dryness. Thanks to the cabin, the all-terrain quadricycle becomes a universal, year-round usable helper for all professions that need to move efficiently and comfortably in the terrain,“ emphasized Burda.
The services of an all-terrain vehicle with a cabin are used and appreciated, for example, by workers in municipal services, managers of winter areas, farmers, hunters, fishermen, security agencies or rescuers. (sfr)