Komatsu Mining Germany GmbH based in Düsseldorf and the Komatsu Hanomag GmbH based in Hanover are to merge, keeping both locations, to form Komatsu Germany GmbH.
Düsseldorf/Hanover, September 2016 – Komatsu is one of the leading construction equipment manufacturers globally with its head office in Tokyo, Japan and employs around 47,000 employees in 140 companies worldwide. In Germany, the company is active in both the construction equipment sector and in the mining business.
Komatsu Hanomag was founded in 1835 as the “Hannoversche Maschinenbau Actiengesellschaft” (Hanover Machine Construction Corporation) (HANOMAG) and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global corporation Komatsu Ltd since 2002. At the Hanover site, wheel loaders and mobile excavators are developed and produced. The workforce in Hanover consists of around 600 employees.
Founded in 1907, Komatsu Mining Germany GmbH can also look back on a long company history, and it has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu since 1999. In Düsseldorf, large hydraulic excavators are developed, produced and marketed worldwide by around 700 employees.
The merger will allow cooperation between the two sites to be optimised, so that the company can respond to customer requests more quickly and with greater flexibility in future.
This move will also strengthen the Komatsu brand in Germany and in Europe.
The Management Board of the new company is composed of Dr Norbert Walther (Doctor of Engineering) (Chair), Mr Taiichiro Kitatani, Mr Göksel Güner and Mr Takeshi Asanuma.
Komatsu Germany GmbH was entered into the commercial register in September 2016.