Komatsu was founded on May 13, 1921 in Japan. It is one of the world leaders in the production of construction and mining equipment. He is a global player due to the production, sales and service centers located on all continents.
In Europe, Komatsu is present through Komatsu Europe, a company that was founded in Belgium in 1967.
In Romania, Komatsu has been present since 1999 through its exclusive distributor, Marcom RMC’94.
Here are some details about the Komatsu history:
1931 – The first tracked tractor with applicability in agriculture is produced
1938 – Introduces the first real bulldozer, the D50 model
1948 – Production of diesel engines begins
1952 – Produce the first graders
1953 – Produces the first models of career dump trucks and the first models of forklifts
1956 – Production of front loaders begins
1961 – Signs a cooperation agreement with Cummins for the joint development of diesel engines
1968 – Production of crawler excavators begins
1981 – Komatsu receives the Japan Quality Control Award for the evolution of the quality of its products
1992 – Launches the first models of wheeled excavators in Europe
1995 – Produce the largest rigid dump truck in the world, the 930E model
1999 – Produces the world’s largest front loader, the WA1200
2001 – The Oyama plant is the first plant in Japan to produce zero emissions
2007 – Completes the construction of 3 more factories: Ibaraki (Japan), Kanazawa (Japan) and Chennai (India)
2008 – Introduces in series production the first model of hybrid tracked excavator
2008 – Starts the operation of the AUTONOMOUS system in the hands of RIO TINTO from Australia
2012 – The number of hybrid excavators working in Japan reaches 1000 units
2014 – The HB215LC-2 model is introduced, the third generation of hybrid excavators