Komatsu announces agreement to sell US and Australian-based conveying businesses

Mar. 19, 2021

Recognizing the opportunity for its US and Australian-based conveying businesses to develop new capabilities and diversify, Komatsu has signed an agreement to sell those business units to Stellex Capital, an investment company focused on middle-market companies with improvement and growth potential.

The proposed sale will include the stock of Joy Global Conveyors Inc. and the assets of Komatsu’s Australian-based conveying business, which include the assets, facilities (in Winfield, AL, USA and Somersby, NSW, AU) and a transfer of employees. Together, they will form a new standalone organization owned by Stellex Capital, to be called Continental Global Material Handling LLC. The new entity plans to leverage legacy equipment brands Continental and Goodman-Hewitt, which are part of the sale. The official close of the sale is expected to occur within the next 30 days.

“This is a great opportunity for our conveying teams in the US and Australia to continue growing as part of a new organization driven by Stellex Capital,” said Peter Salditt, president of underground and hard rock mining for Komatsu Mining Corp. “Stellex has a history of investing in businesses with similar profiles and has a proven track record of success.”

This proposed sale does not include Komatsu’s UK conveyor business, which has a very customized business model focusing on construction and civil tunneling, that differs from the Stellex portfolio. Komatsu will continue to position this area of its business for future opportunities.

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