Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation
Traded as OSK
Industry Automotive
Founded 1917
Founder(s) William Besserdich, Bernhard Mosling
Headquarters Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Number of locations 31
Area served Worldwide
Key people Charlie Szews (CEO)
Products Trucks
Revenue IncreaseUS$ 8.18 billion(FY 2012)[1]
Operating income DecreaseUS$ 3.66 million (FY 2012)[1]
Net income DecreaseUS$ 2.3 million (FY 2012)[1]
Total assets IncreaseUS$ 4.95 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Total equity IncreaseUS$ 1.85 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Employees 13,200 [1]

Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks and truck bodies and access equipment. Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the company employs 12,300 people around the world.[2][3] It is organized in four primary business groups: access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.


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.[4][5]


With its global headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation has manufacturing operations in 11 countries and additional service operations in 16 countries. The Access Equipment division is headquartered in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania; the Defense division in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the Fire & Emergency division in Appleton, Wisconsin; and the Commercial division in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Oshkosh products and services are sold in more than 130 countries around the globe. The company also maintains a global service network.


Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, Medtec, Jerr-Dan, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline, SMIT, CON-E-CO, London, and IMT.


Access equipment

  • Articulating boom lifts
  • Electric boom lifts
  • Mast-style boom lifts
  • Towable boom lifts
  • Telescopic boom lifts
  • Scissor lifts
  • Vertical personnel lifts
  • L trailers


Fire and emergency

  • Custom chassis
  • Pumpers
  • Rescues
  • Aerials
  • Tankers
  • Wildland
  • Contender
  • Mobile medical
  • Homeland security
  • Broadcast
  • Ambulances
  • Wreckers
  • Carriers
  • Side Loading Vehicle Retriever (SLVR)
  • Striker ARFF vehicle
  • H-Series snow plow
  • P-Series snow plow


  • Front loaders
  • Rear loaders
  • Side loaders
  • Standard mixers
  • Revolution
  • Bridgemaster mixer
  • SMS sliding mixer system
  • Front-discharge mixer
  • Truck mounted cranes
  • Mechanic trucks
  • Lube trucks
  • Tire trucks
  • Air compressors
  • Portable compactor


Since 1996, Oshkosh has completed fifteen acquisitions and two divestitures:

  • 1996- Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • 1997- Nova Quintech
  • 1998- McNeilus Companies, Inc.
  • 1999- Kewaunee Fabrications, L.L.C.
  • 1999- Viking Truck & Equipment
  • 2000- Medtec Ambulance Corporation (Defunct as of July 2012)
  • 2001- Geesink Norba Group (divested 2009)
  • 2001- TEMCO
  • 2004- Jerr-Dan Corporation
  • 2004- BAI Corporation (divested 2009)
  • 2005- CON-E-CO
  • 2005- London Machinery, Inc.
  • 2006- AK Specialty Vehicles, now known as Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles.
  • 2006- IMT (Iowa Mold Tooling)
  • 2006- JLG Industries

See also

  • Top 100 US Federal Contractors


External links

  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • Pierce Manufacturing
  • McNeilus
  • Medtec
  • Jerr-Dan
  • CON-E-CO
  • London Machinery
  • Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles
  • IMT
  • JLG
  • Kewaunee Fabrications
  • Frontline Communications