Komatsu Marks 100th Year in BusinessJune 16, 2021
May 13, 2021, marked the 100th anniversary of Komatsu, established in 1921 in Komatsu City, Japan. The company plans a series of activities over the next year centered around its commitment to its new brand promise of “creating value together.” A video celebrating 100 years of creating value together can be found on the company’s website.
Originally established, according to a press release on its website, to sustain the surrounding community after the closure of a nearby copper mine, Komatsu has spent the past century dedicated to its founding principles of quality first, technology and manufacturing innovation, global reach and people development.
“In our next 100 years,” notes the press release, “Komatsu 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. By helping to digitalize jobsites worldwide, our customers can optimize on-site operations towards a carbon-neutral environment.”
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