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Komatsu Initiated Business in India (1958)

Komatsu entered into technology transfer agreement with India's Ministry of Defense to manufacture crawler tractors at an establishment in Kolkata.

Established First Office at Kolkata (1965)

Established first liaison office in Kolkata to support its operations in India.

Komatsu Initiated Manufacturing in India (1966)

Komatsu entered into a technology transfer agreement with a government organization and progressively introduced wide range of construction machines, manufactured by the collaborating organization. Accordingly, to support the government company, in the year 1969 Komatsu shifted its liaison office to Bangalore.

Appointed Distributor in India (1997)

Appointed Larsen & Toubro one of the leading company in construction and engineering industry as the authorized distributor in India to market and support a wide range of Komatsu construction and mining equipment.

Established Manufacturing Facility in Bangalore (1998)

Komatsu entered into an agreement with Larsen & Toubro to jointly manufacture world class small and medium sized hydraulic excavators. This establishment is named as L&T-Komatsu Pvt. Ltd., wherein we produce six different models of hydraulic excavators, namely PC71, PC130, PC200, PC300, PC450 and the recently introduced PC210 with on-board advanced information communication technologies.

Komatsu expanded its Business (2006)

Set up a branch office in Kolkata and a service support centre in Durgapur.

Established Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (2007)

Established Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (KIPL) a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu group of company, Japan and built a world class indigenous manufacturing facility near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This facility manufactures mining dump trucks of 60 ton (HD465) and 100 ton (HD785); also established branch office in Bangalore to support the distributor's activities across India.

Established Industrial Machinery Division (2008)

Established Industrial Machinery Division in Gurgaon near Delhi to fulfill the increasing demand for quality industrial press machines and metal fabricating machines.

Established Parts Distribution Center (2009)

Established its Regional Parts Distribution Center, strategically located at Nagpur, enhancing high availability of genuine spare parts for the Indian market.

Expanding its presence throughout India

Established front-line office in Rajasthan in the year 2009.
Established remanufacturing facility near Chennai in the year 2010, followed by establishment of a service support center at Nagpur in 2011.