Executive leadership, elected officials and hundreds of Milwaukee-area employees celebrated 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. (Komatsu) 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. Today’s (May 8) official ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s office and manufacturing facility on National Avenue marked the launch of Komatsu Mining Corp. and kicks off the integration process to align the organization 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 Gov. 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,” Dawes said during Monday’s 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 organization.”
As Komatsu Mining Corp. the company 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.