The Company started in the Excavator business in 1948, when they built a loader unit on a Dodge 4x4 chassis.
Poclain products before excavators
By 1961 the tenth anniversary they had sold over 400 units, and moved into the German market. The TY and TYA being introduced that year. The German firm O&K introduced the RH5 their first hydraulic machine as well in 1961.