Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Komatsu launches its three-year plan

JAPAN'S Komatsu has unveiled its global business strategy for the next three years.

It has three principal themes: pursuit of a full line of equipment; creation of a new division to trade electronically; and expansion of environment-related business, including the adoption of new, environment-friendly engines.

The company said it would pursue strategic alliances in a bid to expand its construction equipment lines.

What this might mean in practice is unclear - among the most obvious products Komatsu lacks is articulated dump trucks, following the breakup of its agreement with Moxy.

There is also potential in underexploited areas such as demolition attachments and hydraulic hammers as well as the crane sector - Mannesmann Dematic's could be a target if new owner SiemensBosch feel cranes are not a core business.