- A pavilion to experience the development of construction equipment using simulators - Komatsu Announces Exhibiting of Construction Equipment Development Center Pavilion in KidZania Tokyo

Feb. 20, 2024


Komatsu Ltd. (hereafter “Komatsu”) (President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa) and KCJ GROUP  INC. (hereafter “KCJ GROUP”) (President: Michinari Tsumuraya) will open a “Construction Equipment Development Center” pavilion (hereafter “the Pavilion”), with Komatsu as the official sponsor, at KidZania Tokyo, a children’s vocational and social experience facility planned and operated by KCJ GROUP, on March 19, 2024.

【Construction Equipment Development Center Pavilion Image】


At the Pavilion, children are the "Construction Equipment Developer", and after learning the basics, they will develop machines suitable for specific construction sites and use simulators to verify their design.

The equipment that children experience at the Pavilion are used in real life in a variety of applications including large-scale construction works, urban civil engineering, agriculture, forestry, mining, road maintenance, and disaster recovery. Aspiring to bettering the lives of people and enriching society, Komatsu continues to meet the challenge of creating value through development of construction equipment that enable safe, highly productive, smart, and clean workplaces of the future.
Komatsu and KCJ GROUP hope this Pavilion will be an opportunity for children to learn about construction equipment and its role in society and discover the fun and excitement of the supporting technologies and innovation.

■Experiences offered
Learn about construction equipment and how it is used in society.
Develop construction equipment (hydraulic excavators and bulldozers)
Operate construction equipment (hydraulic excavators and bulldozers) using a simulator

■Outline of Pavilion
Pavilion Name: Construction Equipment Development Center
Occupation   : Construction Equipment Developer
Capacity     : 4 guests per visit
Time required : Approx. 30 min.
Salary    : 8 kidZos
Deliverables : Product verification sheet
Experience    : Development and verification of construction equipment (hydraulic excavators and bulldozers) using a simulator.
*Construction equipment (hydraulic excavators and bulldozers) will be operated alternately in each session
Sponsor   : Komatsu Ltd.
Opening Date  : March 19, 2024 (Tuesday), Part 2

■About Komatsu Ltd.
Komatsu is a global manufacturer and distributor of construction and mining equipment, utility (light-duty) equipment, forestry equipment, and industrial machinery. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Komatsu has continued to refine its technologies and provide new solutions.

■About KCJ GROUP / KidZania Japan
KCJ GROUP plans and operates KidZania Tokyo (opened in October 2006), KidZania Koshien (opened in March 2009), and KidZania Fukuoka (opened in July 2022), facilities for children aged 3 to 15 to experience work and society. The KidZania is a town about two-thirds the size of a real town, with pavilions of real companies, where visitors can experience a variety of jobs and services. The concept of the KidZania is "edutainment," a combination of "education" and "entertainment. It is a "town where children play a leading role" where children can challenge themselves in their favorite jobs and learn how society works while having fun.


No : 0092(3315)
Corporate Communications Department
Sustainability Promotion Division
Komatsu Ltd.
tel: +81-(0)3-6849-9703
mail: JP00MB_cc_department@global.komatsu

*The information may be subject to change without notice.