Komatsu Ltd Is a Japanese corporation that manufactures construction equipment as well as industrial equipment. The corporation was named after the city of Komatsu, where the company was founded in 1921. Worldwide, the Komatsu Group consists of Komatsu Ltd. and 258 other companies. We can offer spare parts for may Japanese and European built Komatsu diggers
In 2018 Komatsu was the world’s second largest manufacturer of construction parts and mining equipment after Caterpillar. However, in some areas (Japan, China), Komatsu has a larger share than Caterpillar. It has manufacturing operations in Japan, Asia, Americas and Europe.
Komatsu Iron Works was started by Takeuchi mining industry to make industrial tools for the parent company. Komatsu eventually became large enough to sell to the public, and was spun off in 1921 as Komatsu Ltd.
Komatsu produced its first agricultural tractor prototype in 1931. Through the 1930s, Komatsu also produced tractors for the Japanese military, as well as bulldozers. After WWII, under its new
president Yoshinari Kawai, Komatsu added non-military bulldozers and forklifts to its list of equipment. In 1949 it began production of its first diesel engine.] Its growth as a company was aided by the strong demand for its bulldozers during Japan’s post-war reconstruction in the 1950s. In August 1951 the corporate headquarters were moved to Tokyo. By 1957 the company had advanced technologically to the point that all its models were using Komatsu engines.
Expansion overseas was a major focus in the 1970s, with Komatsu America Corporation being established in February 1970 in the USA. A year later, in January 1971, Komatsu Singapore Pte. Ltd. was established in September 1974 saw the founding of Dina Komatsu Nacional S.A. de C.V., a joint venture with truck maker in Mexico . April 1975 was the founding Komatsu do Brasil Ltd a this company produced the D50A bulldozer, marking Komatsu’s first offshore production of construction equipment. Komatsu Australia Pty., Ltd. was established in Feb. 1979.
In the 1980s, Komatsu and International harvester of the USA had a joint venture to produce compact tractors called. In 1982, Komatsu America Manufacturing Corp. and Komatsu America Industries LLC. Komatsu Industries Europe GmbH was set up in 1986 in Germany.
In 1989, Komatsu bought a share of Hanomag BV and since 2002 Komatsu Hanomag GmbH has been a 100% subsidiary of the global company.
During the 1990s Komatsu had a joint venture in Europe with Moxy which were a Komatsu designed Articulated Dump Truck were built under license for the European market by Moxy. (In 2008 Moxy was taken over by Doosan of Korea.)
FAI of Italy was invested in during 1991. As Komatsu’s equity increased, the company was renamed in 1985 to FKI Fai Komatsu Industries S.p.A., which was then renamed in 2000 to Komatsu Utility Europe S.p.A. when Komatsu assumed 100% ownership.
In 1993, two joint ventures were formed with Cummins ; Komatsu Cummins Engine Corporation (KCEC) to manufacture Cummins engines in Japan, and the Cummins Komatsu Engine Corporation (CKEC) to manufacture Komatsu engines in the USA. Another joint venture was set up in 1997 to manufacture industrial engines in Japan.
The 2000s saw Komatsu working with The Linde Group for sales and manufacturing of forklift trucks. In 2001, Komatsu established GALEO as a new brand of new-generation construction equipment for worldwide distribution. 2002, Komatsu Italy S.p.A’ was established. In 2004, Komatsu Forest AB was established to purchase Partek Forest AB, a manufacturer of forest machinery. Also in 2004, founded Komatsu Zenoah (Shandong) Machine Co., Ltd in China, (renamed Komatsu Utility Machine Co., Ltd. in 2007), to manufacture mini excavators and hydraulic equipment, Komatsu moved into Russia in 2008 with Komatsu Manufacturing Rus, LLC being founded, and production began in 2010.
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