Acquired Joy Global Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of mining equipment and changed the trade name to Komatsu Mining Corp.
Embarked on SMARTCONSTRUCTION®: ICT solutions to construction job sites.
Merged with Komatsu Diesel Co., Ltd.
Komatsu Shantui Construction Machinery wins the Deming Prize.
Launched medium-sized intelligent Machine Control bulldozers equipped with the world's first automatic blade control system.
Mika Sugimoto wins a silver medal in London Olympics.
Gigaphoton Inc. has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu.
"Komatsu-no-Mori" Created in Komatsu City, Home to Komatsu Ltd.
Komatsu NTC Ltd. and Komatsu Machinery Corporation merged. Merged with Komatsu Engineering Corp.
Merged with Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd.
Reorganized Japanese sales and service structure for construction equipment and established Komatsu Construction Equipment Sales and Service Japan Ltd.
Ayumi Tanimoto won a gold medal in the Beijing Olympic Games (her second straight victory.)
Introduced the world's first hybrid hydraulic excavator.
Made NIPPEI TOYAMA (renamed Komatsu NTC Ltd. in October 2008) Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary.
Launched the world's first Autonomous Haulage System (AHS).
Began demining antipersonnel landmines and community redevelopment activities in cooperation with Japan Mine Action Service in Cambodia and Angola.
Integrated Komatsu Forklift Co., Ltd. and Komatsu Zenoah into new Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd.
Completed the construction of three new plants, i.e. Ibaraki Plant, Kanazawa Plant (both in Japan) and Chennai Plant (in India).
Sold out 51% of Komatsu Electronic Metal's stock to SUMCO CORPORATION.
Established The KOMATSU Way.
Ayumi Tanimoto, a member of the Komatsu Women's Judo Club, won a gold medal in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Established Komatsu Forest AB acquiring Partek Forest AB, a manufacturer and distributer of forestry equipment in Sweden.
Began equipping Komtrax on machines as a standard feature.
Established Komatsu (China) Ltd., a holding company in China.
Acquired Hensley Industries, Inc., an American construction and mining equipment component maker.
Launched the world's largest mechanical-drive WA1200 wheel loader.
Established Komatsu Cummins Chile Ltda., a holding company of construction and mining equipment sales distributors in Chile, as a joint venture with Cummins Engine.
Established Komatsu Middle East FZE. in U.A.E. as a supervisory company for the construction equipment business in the Middle East region.
Established L&T-Komatsu Limited. in India.
Established Industrial Power Alliance Ltd. in Japan as a joint venture with Cummins Engine of the United States for engine development.
Developed Komtrax (Komatsu Machine Tracking System).
Established Komatsu Castex Ltd. in Japan by spinning off the steel casting division.
Established Komatsu Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa.
Established Komatsu(Shanghai) Ltd. in China.
Made equity participation in Modular Mining Systems, Inc. of the United States.
Established Demag Komatsu GmbH (currently, Komatsu Germany GmbH) in Germany.
Established Bangkok Komatsu Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
Established FKI Fai Komatsu Industries S.p.A. (renamed Komatsu Utility Europe S.p.A. in June 2000) in Italy.
Established Komatsu Shantui Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. in China.
Established Komatsu Changlin Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. in China. (renamed Komatsu(Changzhou) Construction Machinery Corporation in November 2000. Became a wholly owned subsidiary in January 2022.)
Started sales of Excimer laser, as the main light source for next generation steppers.
Established Komatsu Industries Corporation and Komatsu Machinery Corporation.
Established Komatsu Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. and Cummins Komatsu Engine Company, in Japan and the United States, respectively.
Made equity participation in Fai S.p.A. in Italy.
Established NS Komatsu Pty. Ltd., in Australia. (renamed Komatsu Australia Pty. Ltd. in June 2001)
Established the Komatsu Women's Judo Team.
Established Komatsu Europe International N.V. in Belgium to coordinate and expand Komatsu's operations in Europe.
Launched sales of fine plasma cutting machines.
Made equity participation in Hanomag AG of Germany.
Established Komatsu Dresser Company in the United States.
Established Komatsu Industries Europe GmbH. in Germany.
Established Komatsu UK Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
Established Komatsu America Industries LLC in the United States.
Established Komatsu America Manufacturing Corp. in the United States.
Introduced laser machines to the market.
Established PT Komatsu Indonesia (production began in 1983) in Indonesia.
Received the Japan Quality Control Prize.
Developed a super-large combination press line.
Established Komatsu Australia Pty., Ltd. in Australia.
Marketed the small-diameter pipe jacking system.
Komatsu do Brasil Ltda. produced the D50A bulldozer, marking Komatsu's first offshore production of construction equipment.
Established Dina Komatsu Nacional S.A. de C.V. in Mexico.
Completed construction of the Himi Plant for steel-castings.
Launched the business of small presses.
Established Komatsu Singapore Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
Established Komatsu America Corp. in the United States.
Komatsu-made KD60 snow vehicles reached the South Pole.
Completed construction of an integrated production facility for diesel engines at the Oyama Plant.
Began production of hydraulic excavators.
Established N.V. Komatsu Europe S.A., Komatsu's first overseas subsidiary in Belgium.
Completed construction of the present Tokyo Head Office (Komatsu Building).
Began production of wheel loaders.
Reached agreement for a joint venture with International Harvester of the United States (terminated in January 1982).
Received the Deming Prize for quality control.
Opened Komatsu's first overseas liaison office in India.
Entered technology license tie-up with Bucyrus-Erie of the United States concerning hydraulic excavators (terminated in March 1981).
Opened the Oyama Plant.
Signed a technology tie-up agreement for the diesel engines with Cummins Engine Co., Inc. of the United States.
Introduced the company-wide quality control (QC) program.
Signed a technical assistance agreement with India's Ministry of Defense to locally manufacture tractors.
Exhibited construction equipment at Japan's Industrial Goods Fair in Beijing and Shanghai. Signed the first export contract of construction equipment for China.
Began production of shovel loaders.
Exported 400-ton multipurpose hydraulic presses to Argentina (Komatsu's first export of presses).
Exported motor graders to Argentina (Komatsu's first export of construction equipment).
Began production of dump trucks and special purpose vehicles.
Began production of forklift trucks.
Established the Kawasaki and Himi plants following the acquisitions of Ikegai Automobile Manufacturing Company and Chuetsu Electro Chemical Co., Ltd., respectively.
Began production of motor graders.
Opened the Osaka Plant.
Relocated head office from Ishikawa(Komatsu City) to Tokyo.
Began diesel engine production.
Introduced the D50 bulldozer.
Produced the Komatsu Model 1 Ground Leveling Machine (the prototype of Japan's bulldozers).
Began production of large hydraulic presses.
Established the Awazu Plant.
Began production of high-grade castings and special steel materials after years of research.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Opening price: JPY85.50)
Produced Japan's first crawler-type farm tractor.
Komatsu built its first press, a 450-ton sheet-forming press.
Komatsu Iron Works separated from Takeuchi Mining Co. to become Komatsu Ltd.
Takeuchi Mining Industry (founded in 1894) established Komatsu Iron Works to manufacture machine tools and mining equipment for in-house use.