Two years after it was founded in 1969, Bavikhove-based newcomer Duma NV came into the hands of the Debrabandere family. After a modest start in purchasing, selling and repairing lift trucks, the company kept growing, innovating and developing.
In 1990, the second generation took over the helm at Duma Forklifts. The volume of machines continued to grow, also from the Far East. Duma increasingly began to profile itself as a leading player in Europe. Today, more than 40 years later, we rank amongst the absolute global leaders in the forklift truck market.
In 2002, we had to move to our current business premises at Torkonjestraat in Marke, alongside the E17 motorway, where over 1300 machines are displayed on a 22,000 m² surface area, both for rental and for sale, new and second hand.
In 2007, a new firm was founded: Duma Rent. The first office was located in Dunkirk, France, and was so successful that a Belgian rental division was set up soon afterwards. As from 2010 the rental network in Belgium was expanded even further.
Via Duma Rent we can serve the market even better with the rental of modern machines for both short-term and long-term projects. In addition to lift trucks, we offer a full range of other machines such as scissor lifts, hydraulic platforms, telescopic handlers, dumpers, wheel loaders, excavators, stackers, hand pallets, large lift trucks, mobile loading ramps and even large track excavators.
In the future, we want to expand Duma Rent even further and reinforce our presence with additional rental divisions in Belgium and abroad, at a rate of 1 subsidiary every two years.