News and Media: Press Releases

01 August 2014 - Komatsu HD1500 dump truck shows promise Read More >
Komatsu South Africa is launching its heaviest mechanical drive dump truck, which, the company states, has yet to meet growing requirements for flexible rugged fleets in the challenging mine-contracting business, as well as burgeoning requirements in the mining industry. With a 144 metric tonne payload, the new Komatsu HD1500 fills a niche in the market between the manufacturer’s own 100-tonne Komatsu HD785 mechanical dump truck and the region’s most popular 181-metric tonne Komatsu 730E-AC electric drive trucks.
01 July 2014 - World launch for new Komatsu 730E-8 Read More >
South Africa has been chosen as the launch-pad to introduce Komatsu’s impressive new AC-drive 730E-8 dump truck to the world-market. This series has become a stalwart of the local mining industry making, the choice of launch destination a fitting tribute for a truck that has played such an important role in the development of southern Africa’s mines. Since its introduction nearly 21 years ago, the 730-series has moved mountains and become the benchmark for large mining trucks in terms of productivity, reliability and durability.
01 July 2014 - Burma Plant Hire Read More >
Choosing the right equipment for hire Buying a heavy mining-class dozer is a considerable capital investment, particularly when the machine is required to earn an income in the plant hire business. Having bought several of these dozers in the past ten years since establishing Burma Plant Hire, Theuns Burger is all too aware of the requirements and which machines are able to run most profitably.
01 June 2014 - Komatsu Development Trust BEE Entity Read More >
Komatsu to introduce Black ownership through the establishment of the Komatsu Development Trust Komatsu is pleased to announce that it will establish the Komatsu Development Trust, which will provide education, training and social welfare programmes to Historically Disadvantaged South Africans. Through the establishment of the Komatsu Development Trust, Komatsu will have 25.04% Black ownership, and as such Komatsu will be recognised as a BEE Entity.