Tag: Japan

KOMATSU strengthens presence in Germany

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.

Yanmar Take Over Terex compact construction equipment

Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. concluded a final agreement with Terex Corporation to acquire Terex Corporation’s German compact construction equipment business for approximately US $60 million. Terex carries out the production and sale of wheel loaders, midi/mini excavators, wheel excavators, and other products in Europe through this business. Included in the acquisition is the manufacturing facility located in Crailsheim, Germany and the parts distribution center located in Rothenberg, Germany.

This acquisition will allow Yanmar to further actively develop their business in the small to medium sized construction machinery market in Europe by collectively utilizing the sales and service networks, and industry product development and production knowhow of both companies.

Rolls Royce To Supply MTU Engines for New Kato Crane

Rolls-Royce is to supply MTU-branded engines to crane producer Kato for the first time. The Japanese company’s SL-500Rf PREMIUM rough-terrain lifting crane, which weighs 50 tonnes, is to be powered by a 6-cylinder in-line Series 1000 engine delivering 254 kW of power. Equipped with an SCR unit, the MTU engine meets the new Japanese Heisei 26 emission level requirements which came into force in 2016. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

Yanmar Acquires Spanish company, Himoinsa

The Japanese company Yanmar has aquired the leading Spanish manufacturer, Himmoinsa. Active in over 100 countries, Himmoinsa is a multi-national company manufacturing diesel generator sets from 3KVA to 3.000KVA, gas generator sets from 8KW to 3.5MW and a wide range of lighting towers with a lighting capacity of up to 1.320.000 lumens. Yanmar’s relationship with Himmoinsa dates back to 2006, when it began supplying its diesel engines to be used in Himmoinsa generators.

Komatsu reports nets sales up 28.7%

Komatsu Ltd. has announced its business results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.

During the fiscal year under review, Komatsu recorded consolidated net sales of JPY1,843.1 billion (USD22,206 million, at USD1=JPY83), up 28.7% from the previous fiscal year. While the Japanese currency appreciated sharply against key currencies, the company did incur a loss resulting from the damages by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami.

JAPAN: 40th year anniversary for Hitachi Construction Machinery

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (HCM) has recently commemorated its 40th anniversary. When it was still part of Hitachi, Ltd., the company manufactured and launched the Hitachi UH03, the first hydraulic excavator developed with Japanese technology. Since then, Hitachi hydraulic excavators have earned a strong reputation in the industry for being highly reliable products.

There have been several important milestones for the company over the past four decades. In 1970, HCM had a capital of 3.8billion Yen. A year later, the company introduced the world’s first hydraulic crane, the KH150. In 1972, its European subsidiary, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV, was established in Oosterhout, The Netherlands.

Today, HCM has a capital of 81billion Yen, as well as 30 companies in Japan and 40 companies overseas. The company has clearly come a long way since 1970.

HCM’s President, CEO and Director, Mr. Kikawa, says: “We take great pride in the fact that HCM has earned society’s respect as a global construction machinery manufacturing company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. I would also like to express my appreciation to our predecessors for their commitment, as well as our customers, shareholders and business partners for their continuing support.”

JAPAN: Norwegian Crane Hire Association visits Maeda in Japan

During November 2010, the Norwegian Crane Hire Association travelled to Japan with AB Kranlyft to visit Maeda Mini Cranes. Their yearly autumn meeting was held in the conference room of Maeda Seisakusho in Nagano.

The trip started in Tokyo with a free day in order to overcome jetlag before a brief visit to the Kato Works factory in Ibaraki where they were joined by the President, Mr K. Kato