Komatsu to Produce Equipment for U.S. Government

Wed September 14, 2005 - National Edition

Komatsu America Corp. has been awarded three contracts for the supply of excavators, bulldozers and skid steers to be used by the U.S. government. The U.S. government has purchased 16 D155AX-5 dozers, 32 PC300LC-7 excavators and 10 SK815-5 skid steers that will be manufactured in the United States and Japan.

The contract is valued at $21.5 million. Komatsu manufacturing facilities in the United States that will produce many of these machines are in Chattanooga, TN, and Newberry, SC.

“We’re proud to work with the U.S. government to provide the tools and resources necessary to complete a variety of tasks both here and abroad,” said Dave Grzelak, president and CEO, Komatsu America Corp.

“Komatsu equipment meets the high standards required for work in difficult conditions, and we know it will serve the government well.”

According to Jenkins Davis, director, sales and market development — North America, Komatsu America Corp., the company is mobilizing resources throughout the United States to better serve the equipment, parts and service needs of government agencies.

“With our manufacturing facilities in the United States adding capabilities and producing and stockpiling more parts and components than ever before, we’re in a great position to supply and maintain the equipment fleets of states, counties and municipalities in the United States,” said Davis.

“The new contracts with the U.S. government are just the beginning of our expanded outreach to governmental agencies for the supply of extremely high-tech construction equipment.”

With sales and service locations throughout the world, Komatsu America Corp. and Komatsu Ltd. are positioned to support U.S. equipment fleets wherever they work.

“For the equipment put to work outside of U.S. borders,” added Davis, “we have the full support of Komatsu Ltd. and Komatsu dealers everywhere to maintain and support equipment, regardless of where it was purchased or who owns it. This is a truly global and corporate effort.”

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