Komatsu reach Australian milestone

During 2015,
Komatsu Australia will celebrate 50 continuous years of selling, servicing and
supporting its equipment in Australia.

In August
1965, LeTourneau Westinghouse (later known as Wabco Australia Pty Ltd and with
the co-operation of C Itoh) was appointed nationwide distributor, and began
selling Komatsu dozers to customers around Australia – some whom are still
customers today.

Since the
foundation of Komatsu in Australia 50 years ago, the company has seen  expansion and growth of its operations – including over 50 branches
and service depots and various assembly facilities and remanufacturing centres
in major cities across Australia.

As part of its
celebrations of this significant milestone, throughout 2015 the company will be
reviewing the history of Komatsu in Australia, from the earliest days of selling
just a few machines, to where it is today, as one of the largest suppliers to
the country’s construction, mining, quarrying, utility, local government and
related industry sectors.

It will also
be highlighting the earliest machines sold in Australia, some of which are
still operating, as well as recognising some of its oldest and most loyal
customers.

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