Komatsu Opens New Factory in India

Komatsu has just brought online a new factory for hydraulic excavators in Chennai, India, the Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. (KIPL).

Total investment for the new KIPL factory, where hydraulic excavators ranging from 7 to 45-ton will be built, is estimated to be worth approximately $29 million. The new factory will have production capacity of 2,500 units/year with possibility to increase to 3,000 units/year in the future.

Komatsu positions this new factory for hydraulic excavators in Chennai as a core manufacturing site to deliver high-quality products to customers in, not only India, but also the Middle East and Africa in the future.

Before this, Komatsu used to produce hydraulic excavators at L&T-Komatsu Limited (LTK), a joint-venture company with Larsen & Tourbro Limited (L&T), a leading general contractor of India. In April 2013, Komatsu sold its equity in LTK to L&T, proactively dissolving the joint-venture agreement.

Since FY2013, Komatsu has been responsible for the development and production of Komatsu products made in India, while L&T has handled sales and service of those products in terms of the separation of operations.

 

 

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The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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