Komatsu celebrates 100 years

Komatsu will celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary on 13 May 2021


Komatsu is following the date with a series of activities over the next year centred around the company’s commitment to its new brand promise of "creating value together."

Originally established in Komatsu City, Japan to sustain the surrounding community after the closure of a nearby copper mine in 1921, Komatsu says it has spent the past century dedicated to its founding principles of quality first, technology and manufacturing innovation, global reach, and people development.

Komatsu’s continued investment in core capabilities and strategic acquisitions have connected smart, diverse people and cutting-edge technologies with a shared belief that partnerships are the best way to solve challenges and meet society’s needs.

In its next 100 years, Komatsu says they will focus on supporting the mining, construction, forestry, industrial machinery, and agriculture industries in their transformations to the digital workplace of the future: equipment and people, connected through smart technologies on an open platform, driving towards zero harm, zero waste, and zero emissions.

The company adds that by helping digitalise job sites worldwide, their customers can optimise on-site operations towards a carbon-neutral environment. The company says it will continue to play an active role in supporting local communities with a specific emphasis on sustainability.

Last year, One World One Komatsu was launched—a new online platform for Komatsu employees that challenges them to be a force for good at work and at home. One World is a place where employees can take part in sustainability-focused campaigns and competitions, share ideas, and engage with colleagues.

Through One World, simple individual employee actions amplify Komatsu’s core business activities to create a collective global movement toward a more sustainable future together.  

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