Tag: Kobelco

Kobelco Construction Machinery to Build Facility in North America

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a hydraulic excavator production factory in South Carolina, United States. The new factory will be incorporated into its North American subsidiary, Kobelco Construction Machinery U.S.A. Inc. (“KCMU”) which already operates in North America. With this factory construction, KCMU will be reorganized into a company with integrated production and sales.

After concluding an official purchase agreement for the planned construction site, we will begin site preparation from April this year, construct a building, install machines and equipment, and complete the construction in December, then commence mass production of 20t model from January, 2016.

Kobelco Construction Equipment further expands dealer network in Germany

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. is continuing its fast, yet controlled European dealer network expansion with the appointment of F.R. Baumaschinen GmbH. A recently signed agreement between the two companies further extends the growing network in Germany.

F.R.Baumaschinen GmbH joins an already established German network, which includes EMB Baumaschinen GmbH, KARI Baumaschinen GmbH and Herbers Baumaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. The German KCME dealer coverage is split into four different areas

Kobelco expands OEM agreement with Yanmar

Kobelco has had an OEM agreement with Yanmar mini-excators for the domestic Japanese market for many years. Under the revised agreement, Kobelco will begin offering a range of mini-excavators worldwide.

With expanded OEM supply from Yanmar, Kobelco will offer worldwide four short rear tail swing models of 1.0, 1.7, 2.0 and 2.5 tons. Conventional models will be expanded to six machines: 0.5, 0.8, 1.6, 1.8, 2.2, and 2.6 tons. This will expand the total number of OEM machines to 10. No time is given for when the additional minis will be available.

Kobelco Construction Machinery appoints Denmark dealer partner

Erenfred Pedersen A/S to supply and service Kingdom Of Denmark

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Erenfred Pedersen A/S (EP) from Denmark as a new Kobelco trusted dealer partner. A recent agreement signing between the two companies further extends Kobelco Construction Machinery’s growing European portfolio of authorised dealers.

Established in 1966, Erenfred Pedersen A/S is a third generation-run family-owned business and has a vast amount of experience in the construction industry. With three (Aalborg, Copenhagen, Kolding) established sales and service centres – backed up with field sales personnel, and a wide-reaching large mobile servicing fleet – EP is perfectly placed to ensure exemplary sales and aftercare of the Kobelco brand across Denmark. Underpinned, of course, with the recently established and accessible European parts warehouse in Almere, The Netherlands.

Kobe Steel’s Consolidated Financial Results For Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Japan’s economy continued to recover in the first nine months of fiscal 2013 (April 1 to December 31, 2013). On the back of monetary, fiscal, and other government economic measures, export industries began to pick up owing to a correction in the yen, which remained high until last year. Public investment, including recovery demand from the Great East Japan Earthquake, also increased. In overseas markets, while the economy in the United States gradually continued to recover, Europe remained weak. Although China maintained economic growth, the economy continued to decelerate.

In this economic environment, the Kobe Steel Group increased its sales volume of steel products (in terms of tons sold) compared with the same period last year. A correction in the high yen brought about an improvement in the export environment, enabling Kobe Steel to steadily address overseas demand. The sales volume of aluminum rolled products was similar to the same period last year due to continued strong demand from the automotive sector.

Kobelco appoints Hasel İstif Makineleri A.Ş. as dealer in Turkey

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. and Hasel İstif Makineleri A.Ş. have signed an official dealership agreement. Hasel will be responsible for the sales and service of Kobelco excavators throughout Turkey.

Hasel has an excellent reputation and is well known in Turkey for its high-quality products and, most importantly, for its professional after-market and service capabilities. Based in Istanbul, Hasel has several branches and service / parts facilities throughout Turkey for a complete and formidable sales and after-care service.

Makoto Kato, Managing Director of Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. said:

“Customers in Turkey look for high quality, robust equipment that will work as hard as they do. Kobelco excavators are the ideal machines for that. We are proud to have Hasel as our new dealer and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation.”