Executive leadership, elected officials and hundreds of Milwaukee-area employees celebrated on May 8 the official launch of Komatsu Mining Corp, a global mining equipment and services company operating as a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd, based in Japan. Komatsu America Corp, a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd completed its $3.7 billion acquisition of Milwaukee-based Joy Global Inc on April 5, 2017, and at that time announced its intention to rename the company Komatsu Mining Corp. The official ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s office and manufacturing facility on National Avenue marked the launch of Komatsu Mining Corp and kicked off the integration process to align the organisation and operation for optimal customer support.
Speakers at the event included Komatsu Ltd President and CEO Tetsuji Ohashi, Komatsu Mining Corp President and CEO Jeffrey Dawes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, West Milwaukee Village President John Stalewski and Japanese Consulate representative Keizo Shirakura. “Uniting our global teams brings endless opportunities for our customers, employees and the industry,” Komatsu Mining Corp President and CEO Jeffrey Dawes said during the ceremony. “We couldn’t be more pleased to commit to keeping the headquarters of Komatsu Mining right here in Milwaukee. This has been a great home to us through the years, and it will continue to be, as we move forward together as part of the Komatsu organisation.”
Komatsu Ltd’s Tetsuji Ohashi commented: “We know true success comes from creating value for our customers; by helping them improve their safety and productivity. This acquisition was an important means of rapidly expanding our ability to create enhanced value for our customers. The P&H, Joy and Montabert products align perfectly with existing Komatsu offerings, allowing us to provide customers with a full set of solutions. But it is the people behind the product lines that will truly make our integration a success. We are very excited to welcome more than 10,000 employees with deep knowledge and understanding of the mining industry, and a commitment to service and safety. This brings great opportunity for us to expand upon the direct service approach and, together, bring products to market faster, fully appreciated by customers.”
As Komatsu Mining Corp the company says it will continue to promote and invest in the P&H, Joy and Montabert product brands. Komatsu remains committed to directly servicing the global mining industry and through its products, services and technologies is focused on helping customers improve productivity and safety in their operations worldwide.