-The strengthening of marketing strategies in the Africa markets in Mid-term management plan- Framework Agreement signed with Eramet, French global resources company

Oct. 21, 2022

Komatsu (President: Hiroyuki Ogawa) is pleased to announce that we have signed a Global Framework Agreement ("the Agreement") covering a part of the Africa region *1 and New Caledonia with Eramet S. A. (Chairman and CEO: Christel Bories, hereinafter referred to as Eramet) resource company in France. Through the agreement, Komatsu will support safety and the maximization of productivity of mining operations in the target regions. In addition, both companies will accelerate their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions toward each goal of carbon neutral by 2050.

The PC2000 large hydraulic excavator operating in manganese mine in Gabon


Eramet is a global company which has projects in Africa region and New Caledonia etc. and Komatsu has been supporting global operations of Eramet through providing high quality products and services, as well as contributing to effort to reduce CO2 emission towards carbon neutral including fuel efficiency improvement proposals or introduction of Hybrid hydraulic excavator.

Komatsu has been promoting the strengthening of marketing strategies in Africa markets as one of the efforts of focus in the previous and current Mid-term management plan and has been promoting a "One Face Support". As part of this effort, Komatsu has centralized all functions of Africa operations *2 to Komatsu Europe International N.V. 

The conclusion of the Agreement is a result of the high evaluation of our products and support as well as our effort to meet the diverse requirements of our customers.

DANTOTSU Value is defined as customer value creation that generates a positive cycle of improvement of earnings and ESG resolutions in Komatsu's mid-term management plan, entitled "DANTOTSU Value - Together, to "The Next" for sustainable growth". Through this DANTOTSU Value, Komatsu will strive to create new values in order to take steady steps forward to the next stage for the workplace of the future and pass on a sustainable future to the next generation. 

*1 Gabon, Senegal and Cameroon
*2 excluding Southern Africa

[Eramet Overview]
Company name: Eramet S. A.
Establishment: 1985
Location: Paris, France
Representative: Chairman and CEO: Christel Bories
Business: Mining and metallurgy

No : 0058(3178)
Corporate Communications Department
Sustainability Promotion Division
Komatsu Ltd.
tel: +81-(0)3-5561-2616
mail: JP00MB_cc_department@global.komatsu

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