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Komatsu Ltd. was established in 1921 in Komatsu City, Japan. Important principles of the founder company are quality first and development of innovative technologies. These principles have been passed on to subsequent generations during all the years of growth and are still valid nowadays and are supported from the company and staff members worldwide. In 2021 Komatsu will exist 100 years. The Komatsu group has grown to become a global company generating 80% of its turnover outside Japan. Development and manufacturing expertise have always been utilised for two indispensable areas: metal castings and engines. Metal castings have substantiated Komatsu’s Quality and Reliability, while engines have powered Komatsu’s construction and mining equipment. With 38 production locations and over 47,000 employees worldwide Komatsu is proud of its leading edge technology and superior quality which is evident in every business field and manufacturing facility.
Komatsu offers a complete product range on highest technical level. With factories in Hannover (wheel loaders and mobile excavators), Düsseldorf (mining excavators), Newcastle/UK (hydraulic crawler excavators) and Este/Italy (mini-, midi-excavators and compact loaders) Komatsu guarantees that machines for the European market are mainly produced in Europe.
The range comprises construction and mining machines from the largest hydraulic excavator – the PC8000 with up to 700 tons operation weight to the smaller excavators of the 13 ton class as well as the mini excavators between 0.7 ton and 12 tons. The wheel loaders range from the large WA1200 with a bucket capacity of 35 m³ to the small WA70 with 0.7 m³. Further the mobile excavators with more than 11 tons operation weight and the mini- and midi-excavators, skid steers and backhoe loaders are also included in the range. The product range is also not lacking rigid and articulated dump trucks, motor graders, dozers and mobile crushers. Since 2007 Komatsu produces and sells the hybrid excavator HB215 and since 2016 the bigger version HB365 also in Europe. Furthermore since 2012 Komatsu produces also dozers and excavators with intelligent Machine Control (iMC). These machines have their own success stories and further information can be found on our website www.komatsu.eu.
Komatsu has the biggest population of machines worldwide with a wireless fleet management - the Komatsu KOMTRAX system, allowing our customers and Komatsu distributors to monitor their machines on a secure, web-based, application. KOMTRAX provides a wealth of information: machine usage with load and engine idle time information, fuel consumption, location, maintenance reminders and many other types of valuable feedback.
The KOMTRAX wireless machine fleet monitoring system combined with the support offered by Komatsu’s distributors can assist in reducing customers’ operating costs considerably, making KOMTRAX a real cost saver and an indispensable tool for a cost effective operation.
In Europe more than 30 Komatsu Distributors guarantees a fast and professional service for all customers. In Germany the sales network consists of 5 Distributors: BRR-Baumaschinen Rhein-Ruhr GmbH, GP Baumaschinen GmbH Halle, Kuhn Baumaschinen Deutschland GmbH, Schlüter Baumaschinen GmbH und Ritter & Schwald Baumaschinen GmbH. In total these are more than 50 sales and service points and all German Distributors together cover total German territory with a dense network to be always not far from our customers.