Komatsu Final Drives

Komatsu is a large, multinational corporation of Japanese origin that manufactures heavy machinery and equipment for construction, mining, forestry, and the military. Founded in 1921 by Meitaro Takeuchi and named after the city of Komatsu, it was originally established as Komatsu Iron Works to manufacture machine tools and mining equipment. However, when they incorporated in 1921, they diversified and when the Japanese government sought to mechanize the farming industry, Komatsu supplied the first crawler farm tractor in 1931. In 1965, they began production of wheels loaders and in 1968, hydraulic excavators. From 1964 to current the company established offices, manufacturing plants in in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, manufactured KD60 snow vehicles even reached the South Pole.