Komatsu begins construction of new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee
Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corporation has officially broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue.
The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the State of Wisconsin and City of Milwaukee, Komatsu is investing approximately $285 million in its South Harbor Campus, which will include purpose-built, modern manufacturing facilities; advanced technology, robotics, engineering and R&D labs; a large office complex, training facilities, a data solutions center and an experience center.
"Building this state-of-the-art facility with a focus on prioritizing technology, supports our commitment to developing and delivering innovative solutions for our global customers," said Komatsu Mining Corp. President and CEO Jeff Dawes. "Our goal is to create a remarkable workplace for our employees that provides space to grow, will serve as a global center of excellence for Komatsu and demonstrates a sincere commitment to sustainability and our community."
Signifying the ongoing evolution and rapid transformation of its growing mining product offerings, Komatsu will also rebrand its underground hard rock equipment, surface wheel loaders and new line of blasthole drills to reflect the company's united focus on growth in these areas.
The company will retain its iconic P&H and Joy brands for the products longest associated with those names: P&H for its electric rope shovels, hybrid shovels, draglines and 320XPC blasthole drill; Joy for longwall systems, and room and pillar equipment. Rebranding as Komatsu all surface wheel loaders, new blasthole drills and all underground hard rock equipment, expands the Komatsu brand in mining, while retaining the legacies of its other respected brands, said Jeffrey Dawes, President and CEO of Komatsu Mining.
The first rebranded product, the Komatsu ZT44 track drill, made its debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas this March.
"Building on the growth of our mining portfolio, we're excited to unite more products under the Komatsu brand, while respecting the history and value of the P&H and Joy brands," Dawes said. "As we approach Komatsu's 100th anniversary, it's a great moment to expand the brand in mining and celebrate the growth of these product lines."