Our story

Our roots stretch back more than 100 years to a lush forest near Komatsu City in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan that was once home to a copper mine vital to the surrounding community. The mine’s closure in 1920 could have meant the end for community residents dependent on the jobs, but instead it was a new beginning. 

The owner of the mine and our founder, Meitaro Takeuchi, was an entrepreneur with an extraordinary humanitarian vision, committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life, developing future generations and growing with society. Determined to bring industrial technology to his country, Takeuchi created a new company by nurturing the skills of the people in the local community.

Takeuchi’s vision and strong guiding principles stood the test of time. Through the years, Komatsu’s continued investment in core capabilities and strategic acquisitions have connected smart, diverse people and cutting-edge technologies with a shared belief that partnerships are the best way to solve challenges and meet society’s needs. 
As the world grows and evolves, the people who power modern society and develop the world’s infrastructure count on partners they can trust to empower them and create value.

For a century, Komatsu has been by your side, with dantotsu quality, reliability, insights and support. Through manufacturing and technology innovation, we partner with you to create the solutions needed for a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet thrive together.


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Komatsu 100 years of “creating value together”
With 100 years of partnership, you can continue to rely on Komatsu quality, insights and service. Through technology and manufacturing innovation, we partner with you to create sustainable solutions. Watch our brand story to learn about Komatsu and what we do to support your equipment and solutions in the construction, mining, forest, utility, stamping and cutting industries.