Komatsu Forklifts 2017-06-21T10:37:34+00:00

Komatsu is a market leading, diversified provider of industrial-use products and services ranging from construction & mining equipment, forestry machinery to forklift trucks.

By upholding “Quality and Reliability” as the most important management policy, Komatsu is resolutely committed to providing safe, innovative products and services that best meet the needs and expectations of its customers around the world.

Selecting the correct forklift truck can be a difficult and arduous task. At Windsor special attention is given to each individual customer’s needs and application to ensure that the truck specification meets, if not exceeds, every customer’s requirements.

 

History

  • Jan,1917 Takeuchi Mining Industry (founded in 1894) established Komatsu Iron Works to manufacture machine tools and mining equipment for in-house use.
  • May,1921 Komatsu Iron Works separated from Takeuchi Mining Co. to become Komatsu Ltd.
  • Oct,1935 Began production of high-grade castings and special steel materials after years of research.
  • Jan,1943 Produced the Komatsu Model 1 Ground Leveling Machine (the prototype of Japan’s bulldozers).
  • Dec,1943 Completed construction of a large press-assembly shop at the Komatsu Plant.
  • Dec,1947 Introduced the D50 bulldozer.
  • Feb,1948 Began diesel engine production.
  • Oct,1952 Opened the Osaka Plant.
  • Oct,1952 Began production of motor graders.
  • Dec,1952 Established the Kawasaki and Himi plants following the acquisitions of Ikegai Automobile Manufacturing Company and Chuetsu Electro Chemical Co., Ltd., respectively.
  • Jan,1953 Began production of forklift trucks.
  • Nov,1953 Began production of dump trucks and special purpose vehicles.
  • Jan,1955 Exported motor graders to Argentina (Komatsu’s first export of construction equipment).
  • Sep,1956 Began production of shovel loaders.
  • Sep,1958 Signed a technical assistance agreement with India’s Ministry of Defense to locally manufacture tractors
  • Sep,1961 Introduced the company-wide quality control (QC) program.
  • Nov,1961 Signed a technology tie-up agreement for the diesel engines with Cummins Engine Co., Inc. of the United States.
  • Dec,1962 Opened the Oyama Plant.
  • Jun,1963 Entered technology license tie-up with Bucyrus-Erie of the United States concerning hydraulic excavators (terminated in March 1981).
  • 1964 Opened Komatsu’s first overseas liaison office in India.
  • Nov,1964 Received the Deming Prize for quality control.
  • Dec,1964 Reached agreement for a joint venture with International Harvester of the United States (terminated in January 1982).
  • 1965 Began production of wheel loaders.
  • Mar,1966 Completed construction of the present Tokyo Head Office (Komatsu Building).
  • Jan,1967 Established N.V. Komatsu Europe S.A., Komatsu’s first overseas subsidiary in Belgium.
  • Oct,1968 Began production of hydraulic excavators.
  • Dec,1968 Completed construction of an integrated production facility for diesel engines at the Oyama Plant.
  • Feb,1979 Established Komatsu Australia Pty., Ltd. in Australia.
  • Mar,1984 Introduced laser machines on the market.
  • Feb,1985 Established Komatsu America Manufacturing Corp. in the United States.
  • Dec,1985 Established Komatsu UK Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
  • Dec,1990 Completed construction of a leading-edge FA facility for hydraulic excavator assembly at the Osaka Plant.
  • May,1991 Introduced a new corporate brand logotype and announced a corporate message.
  • Oct,1991 Established NS Komatsu Pty. Ltd., in Australia. (renamed Komatsu Australia Pty. Ltd. in June 2001)
  • Aug,1992 Komatsu UK launched wheeled excavator on the European market.
  • Sep,1993 Established Applied Komatsu Technology, Inc., a joint venture to produce LCD manufacturing systems, with Applied Materials, Inc. of the United States (sold to Applied Materials in October 1999).
  • Oct,1993 Established Komatsu Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. and Cummins Komatsu Engine Company, in Japan and the United States, respectively.
  • Nov,1993 Established Komatsu Huanan Ltd. in Hong Kong.
  • Jun,1994 Established Komatsu Industries Corporation and Komatsu Machinery Corporation.
  • Aug,1994 Completed construction of a transmission assembly plant at the Awazu Plant.
  • Mar,1995 Established Komatsu Saigon Co., Ltd. in Vietnam.
  • Apr,1995 Started sales of Excimer laser, as the main light source for next generation steppers.
  • May,1995 Established Komatsu Changlin Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (renamed Komatsu(Changzhou) Construction Machinery Corporation in November 2000) in China.
  • May,1995 Hanomag AG renamed Komatsu Hanomag AG.
  • Jun,1995 The world’s largest dump truck 930E developed by Komatsu Dresser Company.
  • Jul,1995 Began worldwide shipment of D41medium-sized bulldozers manufactured by Komatsu do Brasil Ltda.
  • Aug,1995 Established Komatsu Shantui Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. in China.
  • Sep,1995 Established Komatsu Changlin Foundry Corporation(renamed as Komatsu (Changzhou) Foundry Corporation in November 2000) in China.
  • Sep,1995 Established FKI Fai Komatsu Industries S.p.A. (renamed Komatsu Utility Europe S.p.A. in June 2000) in Italy.
  • Oct,1995 PT Komatsu Indonesia Tbk listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange.
  • Oct,1995 Concluded the sales and service agency contract for laser cutting machines with TRUMPF GmbH+Co. KG of Germany
  • Apr,1999 Started OEM supply of small diesel engines for industrial-use equipment to Cummins Engine.
  • Jun,1999 Reorganized the Board of Directors and introduced “Executive Officers” and “Global Officers” system.
  • Sep,1999 Launched the world’s largest mechanical-drive WA1200 wheel loader.
  • Feb,2000 Agreed to establish global collaboration with the Linde Group of Germany in the manufacture and sales of lift trucks and related products.
  • Nov,2000 Acquired Hensley Industries, Inc., an American construction and mining equipment component maker.
  • Dec,2000 Decided to establish PT Komatsu Undercarriage Indonesia to manufacture components for the crawlers of construction equipment.
  • Jan,2001 Established Komatsu (China) Ltd., a holding company in China.
  • Apr,2001 Oyama plant achieved “Zero Emission” first among Japan’s construction equipment manufacturers.
  • Jan,2002 Founded “Newberry Manufacturing Operation,” a facility for utility equipment, in the United Sates.
  • May,2002 5 plants in Japan achieved “Zero Emission.”
  • Apr,2002 Established Komatsu Italy S.p.A. in Italy.
  • May, 2003 Delivered an electronic dumptruck “730E” manufactured by Komatsu America Corp. to Nittetsu Mining Co., Ltd in Kouchi pref.
  • Oct, 2003 Took 10 billion yen orders for crude oil and natural gas development projects in Russia.
  • Oct, 2003 Established Komatsu Forklift (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. in China as a sales company for forklifts.
  • Jun, 2004 Established Komatsu Zenoah (Shandong) Machine Co .,Ltd (renamed Komatsu Utility Machine Co., Ltd. in 2007) in China, a manufacturer of mini excavators and hydraulic equipment.
  • Jun, 2004 Established Komatsu Power Generation Systems (Shanghai) Ltd in China, a manufacturer of power generators.
  • Aug, 2004 Established Komatsu Forklift Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd in China, a manufacturer of forklift trucks.
  • Sep, 2004 Established PT.Pandu Dayatama Patria in Indonesia, a manufacturer of hydraulic equipment.
  • Dec, 2004 Began production of PC3000, super large-sized excavator, in Rokko Plant.
  • May, 2005 Completed construction of one of the world’s largest acoustic testing laboratories.
  • Jul, 2005 Sold polysilicon business (ASiMI) to SGS Holdings Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the Norwegian company Renewable Energy Corporation.
  • Oct, 2005 Developed the frontier engine technology “ecot3” compliant to Tier III emission standards.
  • Nov, 2005 Began production of dump trucks in China.
  • Aug, 2006 Changed the number of shares constituting one unit(tangen) of shares from 1,000 to 100.
  • Oct, 2006 Sold out 51% of Komatsu Electronic Metal’s stock to SUMCO CORPORATION.
  • Nov, 2006 Marked 50th anniversary of participation in the China’s market.
  • Jan, 2007 Completed the construction of three new plants, i.e. Ibaraki Plant, Kanazawa Plant (both in Japan) and Chennai Plant (in India).
  • Apr, 2007 Integrated Komatsu Forklift Co., Ltd. and Komatsu Zenoah into new Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd.
  • Oct, 2007 Established Komatsu Undercarriage China Corp. in China.
  • Feb, 2008 Established Komatsu Manufacturing Rus, LLC in Russia. (Scheduled to launch production in June 2010)
  • Jun, 2008 Introduced the world’s first hybrid hydraulic excavator.
  • Dec, 2008 Began operation of the autonomous haulage systems at the mine of Rio Tinto in Australia.
  • Apr, 2009 Reorganized Japanese sales and service structure for construction equipment and established Komatsu Construction Equipment Sales and Service Japan Ltd.
  • Apr,2011 Merged with Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd.
  • Apr,2011 Komatsu NTC Ltd. and Komatsu Machinery Corporation merged. Merged with Komatsu Engineering Corp.