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Komatsu, NTT DOCOMO, Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Nomura Research Institute to Launch "EARTHBRAIN"

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 8:35am

b'- Will enhance construction industry safety, productivity and eco performance -\nTOKYO, Apr 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Komatsu Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. jointly announced today that they have agreed to launch a new company, named EARTHBRAIN Ltd., that will support digital transformation in the construction industry for dramatically improved safety, productivity and environmental performance.\nWorkstyle reforms are in high demand due to factors including an aging population and shrinking workforce in the Japanese construction industry and the presence of COVID-19 in construction sites worldwide.

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  • b'- Will enhance construction industry safety, productivity and eco performance -\nTOKYO, Apr 30, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Komatsu Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. jointly announced today that they have agreed to launch a new company, named EARTHBRAIN Ltd., that will support digital transformation in the construction industry for dramatically improved safety, productivity and environmental performance.\nWorkstyle reforms are in high demand due to factors including an aging population and shrinking workforce in the Japanese construction industry and the presence of COVID-19 in construction sites worldwide.
  • EARTHBRAIN will now tackle these challenges through digital transformation.
  • The new company will evolve Komatsu\'s "Smart Construction(1)" solution and expand its services worldwide, including for all brands of construction equipment and vehicles operating at worksites.
  • By combining the four companies\' expertise, know-how and technologies, EARTHBRAIN will provide the next-generation of Smart Construction.\nNext-generation Smart Construction will incorporate digital twins(2) at construction sites based on EARTHBRAIN\'s accelerated development and provision of visualization devices and applications for real-time remote monitoring, analyzing and optimizing of terrain, construction equipment, operators, materials, safety and environmental factors.

Stellex Capital Management Acquires Komatsu’s US- and Australia-Based Conveying Businesses

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 7:11pm

Stellex Capital Management (Stellex), a middle-market private equity firm, announced today the completion of its acquisition of the US- and Australia-based conveying business units (the Company) from Komatsu Mining Corp. (Komatsu) by certain of its affiliates.

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  • Stellex Capital Management (Stellex), a middle-market private equity firm, announced today the completion of its acquisition of the US- and Australia-based conveying business units (the Company) from Komatsu Mining Corp. (Komatsu) by certain of its affiliates.
  • The acquisition included the stock of Joy Global Conveyors Inc. and the assets of Komatsus Australia-based conveying business.
  • With offices in New York, Detroit, and London, Stellex Capital is a private equity firm with over $2.6 billion in AUM.
  • Stellex seeks to identify and deploy capital in opportunities that have the potential to provide stability, improvement, and growth.

Global Electric Off-Highway Vehicle Market 2020-2025: Leading Players are Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Volvo, and Epiroc

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:15pm

The global electric off-highway vehicle market size is projected to grow from USD 6.3 billion in 2020 to USD 17.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR 22.8%.

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  • The global electric off-highway vehicle market size is projected to grow from USD 6.3 billion in 2020 to USD 17.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR 22.8%.
  • Caterpillar (US), Komatsu Ltd. (Japan), Hitachi Construction Machinery (Japan), Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) (Sweden), and Epiroc (Sweden) are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of electric off-highway vehicles, including the electric excavator, electric loader, electric dozer, electric mining dump truck, electric lawnmower and electric tractor in the global market.
  • The demand for electric off-highway vehicles including electric excavator, electric loader, electric dozer, electric mining dump truck, electric lawnmower, and electric tractor to reduce emissions and noise generation, are factors expected to drive the market growth of the Asia-pacific region.
  • Additionally, the presence of major electric off-highway vehicle manufacturer companies like Hitachi, Sany, BYD, and Komatsu and their focus on domestic market sales will drive the Asia-pacific electric off-highway vehicle market during the forecast period.

$200+ Billion Construction Equipment Markets: Excavator-Crawler & Mini, Loader-Backhoe, Skid-steer, Wheel, Dozer, Dump Truck - Global Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:14am

The Global Construction Equipment Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 205.0 Billion by 2025, from USD 169.3 Billion in 2020, at a 3.9% CAGR.

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  • The Global Construction Equipment Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 205.0 Billion by 2025, from USD 169.3 Billion in 2020, at a 3.9% CAGR.
  • The increasing number of infrastructure projects and mega construction projects are anticipated further to fuel the demand for construction equipment during the forecast period.
  • These mega projects have led to an increase in investments and construction activities, thereby driving the region's construction equipment market.
  • Caterpillar Inc. (US), Komatsu Ltd. (Japan), Deere & Company (US), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Japan), and Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden) are the leading manufacturers of construction equipment in the global market.

Construction Equipment Market worth $205.0 billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:30pm

The growing demand for housing projects due to increasing population and increasing commercial construction is anticipated to bolster the demand for lower engine capacity construction equipment.

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  • The growing demand for housing projects due to increasing population and increasing commercial construction is anticipated to bolster the demand for lower engine capacity construction equipment.
  • The commercial construction in Asia's emerging economies (majorly India, China, and Indonesia) is likely to drive the demand for rental construction equipment during the forecast period.
  • The Construction Equipment Market is dominated by globally established players such as Caterpillar Inc. (US), Komatsu Ltd. (Japan), Deere & Company (US), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Japan), and Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden).
  • These companies developed new products, adopted expansion strategies, undertook collaborations & partnerships, and used mergers & acquisitions to gain traction in the Construction Equipment Market.

Construction Equipment Market worth $205.0 billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:30pm

The growing demand for housing projects due to increasing population and increasing commercial construction is anticipated to bolster the demand for lower engine capacity construction equipment.

Key Points: 
  • The growing demand for housing projects due to increasing population and increasing commercial construction is anticipated to bolster the demand for lower engine capacity construction equipment.
  • The commercial construction in Asia's emerging economies (majorly India, China, and Indonesia) is likely to drive the demand for rental construction equipment during the forecast period.
  • The Construction Equipment Market is dominated by globally established players such as Caterpillar Inc. (US), Komatsu Ltd. (Japan), Deere & Company (US), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Japan), and Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden).
  • These companies developed new products, adopted expansion strategies, undertook collaborations & partnerships, and used mergers & acquisitions to gain traction in the Construction Equipment Market.

AgJunction to Provide Autosteering for Komatsu

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:30pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), ("AgJunction"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Novariant, Inc. (Novariant), has developed a modular automation system to support Komatsu Ltd. (Komatsu) precision agricultural applications.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), ("AgJunction"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Novariant, Inc. (Novariant), has developed a modular automation system to support Komatsu Ltd. (Komatsu) precision agricultural applications.
  • AgJunction was able to rapidly develop a customized autosteering system for our D51PF vehicle, which allowed us to quickly meet customer needs, said Yuichi Iwamoto, Komatsu Senior Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
  • Working closely with Komatsu, AgJunction developed an automation system using mapping, path planning, and autosteering modules.
  • AgJunction President and CEO, M. Brett McMickell said, AgJunction is excited to provide a precision guidance retrofit kit for Komatsus D51PF.

COVID-19 Impacts: Construction Equipment Rental Market Will Accelerate at a CAGR of over 5% through 2020-2024 | Increased Investment In Infrastructure to Boost Growth |Technavio

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:15pm

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Construction Equipment Market in Europe 2020-2024 | Use of Telematics to Boost Growth | Technavio

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:00am

Our construction equipment market in Europe report covers the following areas:

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    This study identifies improving employment level, low-interest rates, and growing refugee population as one of the prime reasons driving the construction equipment market growth in Europe during the next few years.
  • Construction Equipment Market in Europe 2020-2024: Vendor Analysis
    We provide a detailed analysis of vendors operating in the construction equipment market in Europe, including some of the vendors such as AB Volvo, Atlas Copco AB, Caterpillar Inc., CNH Industrial NV, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., and Liebherr-International AG.
  • Backed with competitive intelligence and benchmarking, our research reports on the construction equipment market in Europe are designed to provide entry support, customer profile and M&As as well as go-to-market strategy support.
  • Construction Equipment Market in Europe 2020-2024: Key Highlights

Komatsu Failure to Audit Washington Companies Training Program Leads to Bridge Strike

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:00am

Mr. Piles answered he was not aware of Komatsu requirements and stated that, "I was not given directions."

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  • Mr. Piles answered he was not aware of Komatsu requirements and stated that, "I was not given directions."
  • Komatsu failure to audit Washington Companies employee training program at Modern Machinery could have prevented a semi-truck hauling a pair of Komatsu excavators from hitting the overpass spanning Interstate 5 near Chehalis, WA, causing significant structural damage.
  • Modern Machinery is a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.
  • Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world's second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment.