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.