News and Media: Press Releases
01 September 2016 - Japan and South Africa Read More >
Japan imports over 90% of its natural resources, such as oil, natural gas and iron-ore, and 60% of its food. Trade with developing countries accounts for approximately 60% of imports and 40% of exports, making these nations indispensable partners for Japan.
01 September 2016 - Advance Projects invests in Komatsu power to maximise new development opportunities Read More >
An enduring partnership that has thrived for a quarter of a century best describes the relationship between Komatsu and highly-respected earthworks and civils contractor Advance Projects. The story began in 1992 when founding director Aldert Nieuwoudt – together with his brother MC and friend Kobus du Toit – set up their fledgling earthworks business. Starting out with only a handful of people but plenty of ambition, hard work and a careful choice of capital equipment, has seen the business mature and expand as a leader in its field. It’s also worth mentioning that it now provides employment for around 500 people.
01 August 2016 - Komatsu versatility ticks the boxes for leading rental specialist Read More >
Centurion-based EPH Plant Hire began operating 12 years ago, with two tractor loader backhoes and a single PC200 excavator. Fast forward to 2016, and its activities have expanded to warrant a fleet of more than 40 units, of which a significant proportion are Komatsu products. Head of sales and operations Brendan Badenhorst explains that much of the company's success has been earned by exploiting opportunities in a niche market employing quality equipment and well-trained personnel.
01 August 2016 - Komatsu and Rent A Dozer enjoy a partnership founded on machines that are built to last Read More >
Plant hire is a tough business; hard on people and even harder on machines. However when a significant fleet owner reveals that his replacement parts bill came to less than R12,000 over an entire year, one just has to sit up and take notice. Theodor Kleynhans, owner of Marble Hall-based Rent A Dozer, explains that in 2015 it cost him just R11,400 in parts to keep his fleet of 18 Komatsu machines, excavators and dozers in perfect working order.
01 July 2016 - Komatsu to acquire U.S. mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global Read More >
Komatsu Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku Tokyo, President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi, hereafter 'Komatsu' or 'Company') announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Joy Global Inc. (Head office: Wisconsin, USA, CEO: Edward L. Doheny II, hereafter 'Joy Global', NYSE), a leading manufacturer of surface and underground mining equipment, under which Komatsu America Corp. (Head office: Illinois, USA, Chairman and CEO: Rodney Schrader, hereafter 'KAC'), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the USA, will acquire 100% ownership of Joy Global (hereafter 'Acquisition').
01 February 2016 - Komatsu innovation and Basil Read focus make for a winning combination Read More >
Since the restructuring of the Basil Read Group two years ago, the company’s mining division has continued to consolidate its position as a leading specialist in surface contract mining. Khathutshelo (K2) Mapasa, Executive Officer: Mining, reflects on the industry’s current challenges and shares his vision for the future.