Looking Back at ConExpo in 1981

Japanese and European competitors move in to North American Marketplace.

Thu January 05, 2017 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Houston, Texas played host for ConExpo 1981.
Houston, Texas played host for ConExpo 1981.

ConExpo-Con/AGG saw an influx of Japanese and European competitors that moved in to stake out a position in the already crowded North American marketplace. The newcomers, including such giants as Komatsu, Hitachi, and I.B.H. Holding, demonstrated their ability to build extensive product lines; they are certainly to be considered a serious threat by U.S. manufacturers.

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